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      academyan institution for the advancement of art or science or literature
      addendumtextual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
      AikenUnited States writer (1889-1973)
      AlcottUnited States novelist noted for children's books (1832-1888)
      allegorya short moral story (often with animal characters)
      Andersena Danish author remembered for his fairy stories (1805-1875)
      AndersonUnited States dramatist (1888-1959)
      apostropheaddress to an absent or imaginary person
      AragonFrench writer who generalized surrealism to literature (1897-1982)
      ArnoldEnglish poet and literary critic (1822-1888)
      articlenonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
      autographsomething written by one's own hand
      ballada narrative poem of popular origin
      bannera newspaper headline that runs across the full page
      barda lyric poet
      BarrieScottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
      BarthUnited States novelist (born in 1930)
      BaumUnited States writer of children's books (1856-1919)
      beat(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
      Beatricethe woman who guided Dante through Paradise in the Divine Comedy
      BeaumontEnglish dramatist who collaborated with John Fletcher (1584-1616)
      BenchleyUnited States humorist (1889-1945)
      biographersomeone who writes an account of a person's life
      Blakevisionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)
      BondBritish secret operative 007 in novels by Ian Fleming
      BorgesArgentinian writer remembered for his short stories (1899-1986)
      BoswellScottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795)
      BoyleUnited States writer (1902-1992)
      BradburyUnited States writer of science fiction (born 1920)
      BrookeEnglish lyric poet (1887-1915)
      BurgessEnglish writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
      Burnscelebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
      BurroughsUnited States novelist and author of the Tarzan stories (1875-1950)
      cadence(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
      cantoa major division of a long poem
      captionbrief description accompanying an illustration
      ChaucerEnglish poet remembered as author of the Canterbury Tales (1340-1400)
      CheeverUnited States writer of novels and short stories (1912-1982)
      Christieprolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976)
      citationa passage or expression that is quoted or cited
      classicsstudy of the literary works of ancient Greece and Rome
      climaxarrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness
      closethe last section of a communication; 'in conclusion I want to say...'
      closingthe last section of a communication; 'in conclusion I want to say...'
      ColeridgeEnglish romantic poet (1772-1834)
      ColetteFrench writer of novels about women (1873-1954)
      CollinsEnglish writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889)
      columnista journalist who writes editorials
      comedylight and humorous drama with a happy ending
      commentatora writer who reports and analyzes events of the day
      continuationa part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
      conversioninterchange of subject and predicate of a proposition
      CookeUnited States journalist (born in England in 1908)
      copymatter to be printed; exclusive of graphical materials
      correctionsomething substituted for an error
      coupleta stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse; usually rhymed
      CraneUnited States writer (1871-1900)
      CraneUnited States poet (1899-1932)
      criticisma written evaluation of a work of literature
      DekkerEnglish dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
      dialogthe lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
      dialoguethe lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction
      Draculafictional vampire in a gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker
      draftingwriting a first version to be filled out and polished later
      dramathe literary genre of works intended for the theater
      dramatizeput into dramatic form; 'adopt a book for a screenplay'
      Drydenthe outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
      EliaEnglish essayist (1775-1834)
      Elysiuma place or condition of ideal happiness
      Emilethe boy whose upbringing was described by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
      endingthe last section of a communication; 'in conclusion I want to say...'
      envoya brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
      essayan analytic or interpretive literary composition
      fablea story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
      fablea short moral story (often with animal characters)
      fabricationwriting in a fictional form
      faeriethe enchanted realm of fairies
      fairylandthe enchanted realm of fairies
      Falstaffa dissolute character in Shakespeare's plays
      farcea comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
      FarrellUnited States writer remembered for his novels (1904-1979)
      fictiona literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
      FieldingEnglish novelist and dramatist (1707-1754)
      finalethe closing section of a musical composition
      FlaubertFrench writer of novels and short stories (1821-1880)
      FordEnglish writer and editor (1873-1939)
      FranceFrench writer of sophisticated novels and short stories (1844-1924)
      FuentesMexican novelist (born in 1928)
      Gardnerwriter of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
      genrea kind of literary or artistic work
      GinsbergUnited States poet of the beat generation (1926-1997)
      GoldsmithIrish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)
      Goofya cartoon character created by Walt Disney
      GrassGerman writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)
      GreeleyUnited States journalist with political ambitions (1811-1872)
      GreeneEnglish novelist and Catholic (1904-1991)
      GreyUnited States writer of western adventure novels (1875-1939)
      hacka mediocre and disdained writer
      HaggardBritish writer noted for romantic adventure novels (1856-1925)
      haikuan epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines
      Haleprolific United States writer (1822-1909)
      HammettUnited States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961)
      HardyEnglish novelist and poet (1840-1928)
      headlinethe heading or caption of a newspaper article
      HechtUnited States writer of stories and plays (1894-1946)
      herothe principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
      HerrickEnglish lyric poet (1591-1674)
      HoffmannGerman writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
      HoggScottish writer of rustic verse (1770-1835)
      HolmesUnited States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
      HopkinsEnglish poet (1844-1889)
      HoraceRoman lyric poet said to have influenced English poetry (65-8 BC)
      HoyleEnglish writer on card games (1672-1769)
      HughesUnited States writer (1902-1967)
      HughesEnglish poet (born in 1930)
      humanismthe cultural movement of the Renaissance; based on classical studies
      hyperboleextravagant exaggeration
      Iliada Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy
      IngeUnited States playwright (1913-1973)
      inscriptionletters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something
      inserta folded section placed between the leaves of another publication
      installmenta part of a published serial
      instalmenta part of a published serial
      introductionthe first section of a communication
      IrvingUnited States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859)
      IrvingUnited States writer of darkly humorous novels (born in 1942)
      JacobsUnited States writer and critic of urban planning (born in 1916)
      JacobsEnglish writer of macabre short stories (1863-1943)
      JeffersUnited States poet who wrote about California (1887-1962)
      Jensenmodernistic Danish writer (1873-1950)
      JimenezSpanish lyric poet (1881-1958)
      JohnsonEnglish writer and lexicographer (1709-1784)
      JongUnited States writer (born in 1942)
      journalista writer for newspapers and magazines
      jump(film) an abrupt transition from one scene to another
      KeatsEnglishman and romantic poet (1795-1821)
      KiplingEnglish author of novels and poetry who was born in India (1865-1936)
      LambEnglish essayist (1775-1834)
      leada news story of major importance
      legendbrief description accompanying an illustration
      legenda story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
      LeonardUnited States writer of thrillers (born in 1925)
      LermontovRussian writer (1814-1841)
      LessingGerman playwright and leader of the Enlightenment (1729-1781)
      letteringletters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something
      limboan imaginary place for lost or neglected things
      limericka humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba
      literaturecreative writing of recognized artistic value
      LovelaceEnglish poet (1618-1857)
      LowellUnited States poet (1874-1925)
      LowellUnited States poet (1917-1977)
      LowryEnglish novelist (1909-1957)
      LucasUnited States screenwriter and filmmaker (born in 1944)
      LuceUnited States playwright and public official (1902-1987)
      lyrica short poem of songlike quality
      LyttonEnglish writer of historical romances (1803-1873)
      MailerUnited States writer (born in 1923)
      MansfieldNew Zealand writer of short stories (1888-1923)
      manuscriptthe form of a literary work submitted for publication
      MarshNew Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982)
      MartialRoman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC)
      MasonEnglish writer (1865-1948)
      MastersUnited States poet (1869-1950)
      McCarthyUnited States satirical novelist and literary critic (1912-1989)
      McLuhanCanadian writer noted for his analyses of the mass media (1911-1980)
      measure(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
      MelvilleUnited States writer of novels and short stories (1819-1891)
      memoiran essay on a scientific or scholarly topic
      MeredithEnglish novelist and poet (1828-1909)
      Merlin(Arthurian legend) the magician who acted as King Arthur's advisor
      MertonUnited States religious and writer (1915-1968)
      meter(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
      metre(prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
      MiddletonEnglish playwright and pamphleteer (1570-1627)
      MillerUnited States playwright (1915-2005)
      modernizationa modernized version (as of a play)
      monologuea (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor
      MontgomeryCanadian novelist (1874-1942)
      MooreIrish poet who wrote nostalgic and patriotic verse (1779-1852)
      MooreUnited States poet noted for irony and wit (1887-1872)
      MorrisEnglish poet and craftsman (1834-1896)
      MunroBritish writer of short stories (1870-1916)
      NashUnited States writer noted for his droll epigrams (1902-1971)
      NerudaChilean poet (1904-1973)
      NorrisUnited States writer (1870-1902)
      novelan extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story
      novelistone who writes novels
      OatesUnited States writer (born in 1938)
      octavea rhythmic group of eight lines of verse
      Orwellimaginative British writer concerned with social justice (1903-1950)
      OsborneEnglish playwright (1929-1994)
      oxymoronconjoining contradictory terms (as in `deafening silence')
      PageUnited States diplomat and writer about the Old South (1853-1922)
      parablea short moral story (often with animal characters)
      parabolicresembling or expressed by parables
      paraphraserewording for the purpose of clarification
      ParkerUnited States writer noted for her sharp wit (1893-1967)
      passagea section of text; particularly a section of medium length
      personala short newspaper article about a particular person or group
      personificationrepresenting an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
      PetroniusRoman satirist (died in 66)
      PindarGreek lyric poet remembered for his odes (518?-438? BC)
      PlathUnited States writer and poet (1932-1963)
      Plutoa cartoon character created by Walt Disney
      poema composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
      poetryliterature in metrical form
      PopeEnglish poet and satirist (1688-1744)
      PorterUnited States writer of novels and short stories (1890-1980)
      prologuean introduction to a play
      proseordinary writing as distinguished from verse
      protagonistthe principal character in a work of fiction
      ProustFrench novelist (1871-1922)
      PushkinRussian poet (1799-1837)
      quotationa passage or expression that is quoted or cited
      recitationwritten matter that is recited from memory
      reviewera writer who reports and analyzes events of the day
      revisethe act of rewriting something
      revisionthe act of rewriting something
      rewritingediting that involves writing something again
      rhapsodyan epic poem adapted for recitation
      rhymea piece of poetry
      RiceUnited States playwright (1892-1967)
      RileyUnited States poet (1849-1916)
      RimbaudFrench poet whose work influenced the surrealists (1854-1891)
      RobinsonUnited States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935)
      RobinsonIrish playwright and theater manager in Dublin (1886-1958)
      romancea novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life
      RussellIrish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935)
      SalingerUnited States writer (born 1919)
      salutationword of greeting used to begin a letter
      SaroyanUnited States writer of plays and short stories (1908-1981)
      SartreFrench writer and existentialist philosopher (1905-1980)
      SayersEnglish writer of detective fiction (1893-1957)
      SchillerGerman romantic writer (1759-1805)
      ScottBritish author of historical novels and ballads (1771-1832)
      screamera sensational newspaper headline
      screenwritersomeone who writes screenplays
      scribeinformal terms for journalists
      ScribeFrench playwright (1791-1861)
      scriptwritersomeone who writes scripts for plays or movies or broadcast dramas
      scrolla document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
      SeegerUnited States poet killed in World War I (1888-1916)
      sequela part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
      SextonUnited States poet (1928-1974)
      ShelleyEnglishman and romantic poet (1792-1822)
      ShepardUnited States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
      SherwoodUnited States playwright (1896-1955)
      Shylocka merciless usurer in a play by Shakespeare
      sidebara short news story presenting sidelights on a major story
      SidneyEnglish poet (1554-1586)
      SimonUnited States playwright noted for light comedies (born in 1927)
      Sionan imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
      SitwellEnglish poet (1887-1964)
      slapsticka boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
      SmollettScottish writer of adventure novels (1721-1771)
      Snoopya fictional beagle in a comic strip drawn by Charles Schulz
      SnowEnglish writer of novels about moral dilemmas in academe (1905-1980)
      sonneta verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
      SontagUnited States writer (born in 1933)
      SparkScottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
      SpenderEnglish poet and critic (1909-1995)
      spielplausible glib talk (especially useful to a salesperson)
      stanzaa fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
      SteeleEnglish writer (1672-1729)
      Steinexperimental expatriate United States writer (1874-1946)
      StephenEnglish writer (1832-1904)
      StevensUnited States poet (1879-1955)
      StevensonScottish author (1850-1894)
      StocktonUnited States writer (1834-1902)
      StokerIrish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912)
      StoneUnited States journalist who advocated liberal causes (1907-1989)
      storylinethe plot of a book or play or film
      StrindbergSwedish dramatist and novelist (1849-1912)
      subtitlesecondary or explanatory title
      SucklingEnglish poet and courtier (1609-1642)
      TeasdaleUnited States poet (1884-1933)
      TennysonEnglishman and Victorian poet (1809-1892)
      ThackerayEnglish writer (born in India) (1811-1863)
      ThomasWelsh poet (1914-1953)
      ThoreauUnited States writer and social critic (1817-1862)
      thrillera suspenseful adventure story or play or movie
      throwawaywords spoken in a casual way with conscious under-emphasis
      TolstoyRussian author remembered for two great novels (1828-1910)
      transitiona passage that connects a topic to one that follows
      translationrewording something in less technical terminology
      travestya comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
      treatisea formal exposition
      trilogya set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme
      TrumbullAmerican satirical poet (1750-1831)
      Utopiaan imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
      Vegaprolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
      versea piece of poetry
      versea line of metrical text
      verseliterature in metrical form
      VidalUnited States writer (born in 1925)
      Virgila Roman poet; author of the epic poem `Aeneid' (70-19 BC)
      WalkerUnited States writer (born in 1944)
      WallaceEnglish writer noted for his crime novels (1875-1932)
      WaltonEnglish writer remember for his treatise on fishing (1593-1683)
      WarrenUnited States writer and poet (1905-1989)
      WattsEnglish poet and theologian (1674-1748)
      WebbEnglish writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
      WebsterEnglish playwright (1580-1625)
      WestBritish writer (born in Ireland) (1892-1983)
      WhartonUnited States novelist (1862-1937)
      WhiteUnited States political journalist (1915-1986)
      WhiteAustralian writer (1912-1990)
      WhiteUnited States writer noted for his humorous essays (1899-1985)
      WildeIrish writer and wit (1854-1900)
      WilderUnited States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
      WilliamsUnited States poet (1883-1963)
      WilliamsUnited States playwright (1911-1983)
      WilsonEnglish writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991)
      wonderlandan imaginary realm of marvels or wonders
      WrightUnited States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
      WylieUnited States poet (1885-1928)
      YeatsIrish poet and dramatist (1865-1939)
      YoungEnglish poet (1683-1765)
      Zionan imaginary place considered to be perfect or ideal
      ZolaFrench novelist and critic; defender of Dreyfus (1840-1902)
      ZweigAustrian writer (1881-1942)

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