Literary Terms - X, Y, Z

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A servant-clown in commedia dell'arte. Can be used to refer to jesters in general.
Zany
A Russian term for 'trans-sense' language
Zaum
The trend, fashion or taste of a particular period, e.g: obsessions with death in the jacobean period.
Zeitgeist
A figure of speech in which the same word is applied to two others in a different sense. For example 'she looked at the object with suspicion and a magnifying glass'.
Zeugma
A german term denoting a novel which is mainly concerned with an author's critical analysis of the age in which he or she lives.
Zeitroman
Love poems sang by South Slav peasant women
Zenske pesme
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Term used to describe a wandering poet with a witty and satirical talent
Xenophanic
A form of academic research which seeks to quest for sources behind works of imagination
Xanaduism
A colloquial term meaning to tell a tall or improbably story: 'to spin a ____'
Yarn
Cheap editions of novels bound in yellow boards
Yellow-backs
A name given to a particularly sesnational kind of journalism which flourished in America in the 1880s.
Yellow Journalism
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