Literary Terms - R

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The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques
Rhetoric
Theory concerned with the relationship between text and reader and reader and text, with the emphasis on the different ways a reader participates in the course of reading a text
Reader-response theory
The portrayal of life with fidelity and detail
Realism
A critical revision of a literary work
Recension
A jargon term for the person (or group of persons) experiencing a work of art
Receptor
A term used when speaking of a tragedy to indicate that the protagonist has brought about his/her own doom
Recoil
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The right hand page of a book
Recto
A novel in which the author calls the reader's attention to the fact that he or she is writing (or has written) a novel
Reflexive Novel
A phrase, line or lines repeated at intervals during a poem and especially at the end of a stanza
Refrain
A novel which concentrates much attention on a particular area and uses it and the people who inhabit it as the basis for his or her stories
Regional Novel
A witty or clever reply. For example, Bernard Shaw meeting a very fat man on a narrow staircase. Shaw shoves his way past him. 'Pig!' said the fat man angrily. Shaw raised his hat and replied: 'Shaw. Good afternoon.'
Repartee
Another term for enjambment
Run-on line
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