A READER'S GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS by

A READER'S GUIDE TO LITERARY TERMS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

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.

Pub Date: Jan. 20th, 1960
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy