A dictionary of terms from abecedarium to zeugma is drawn from many languages and covers a great range as just a few will indicate- jabberwocky, kabuki, mimesis, ottavarima, etc., etc. The definitions range from one or two lines up to thirty or more and include illustrations (i.e. a limerick) whenever possible as well as the origins of the word. The terms deal with literary forms, schools, genres, constructions or rhetorical figures, techniques, etc., etc. and are well cross-referenced. A reference book for the students, teachers, or any who work with the written word and need this sort of concise, precise definition.