Literary Terms - N

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A term invented by Gerald Prince to denote the person to whom a narrator addresses his discourse
Narratee
A poem that tells a story, widespread in many literatures
Narrative Poem
A word loosely used as a synonym for realism, denoting an interest in sympathy with and love of natural beauty
Naturalism
A Latin American movement with strong indigenous traditions particularly associated with black culture. Also known as Afro-Cubanism
Negrismo
In Greek thought a personification of the gods' resentment and anger at man's insolence
Nemesis
A newly coined word: Trumps use of the word 'bigly'
Neologism
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Reportage that employed distinctly literary techniques, including narrating a story through scenes and a defined point of view, and providing full dialogue rather than quotations. Gay Talese, Norman Mailer and Hunter S. Thompson perhaps the best known writers of this style
New Journalism
A reductive, contracted language which depends heavily on portmanteau. Invented by George Orwell for his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949)
Newspeak
A term used in English, but not in french, to indicate a fictitious name employed by a writer
Nom de plume
Extended pieces of prose fiction, the most popular form of written fiction in the world today
Novel
A shorter version of the above
Novella
An even shorter version
Novelette
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