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Images used in a written work to add to the ambiance; language used by a writer that causes readers to imagine pictures in their minds, which gives them a mental image of the people, places, and things in a story.

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Now that's a new one! Not sure I'd want to put my hands under rocks if I didn't know what was already under there, lol...

Me, now, I'm on the dull and mundane side.

Holograph: a document or manuscript handwritten by the author, often bearing his or her signature.

Not to be confused with hologram. Or holodecks, for that matter. ;-)



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Verb -- To catch (fish) by groping with the hands, as under rocks or along a riverbank

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I'll go for the tried and untrue: Fiction. ;-)



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Euphemism

A phrase used in place of something disagreeable or upsetting (“passed on” instead of died.)

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D = Didactic: Instructional or informative literature.

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I was going to say "Chapter," but I thought I'd go do a quick browse to see if there was something new. (As in, "We learn something new every day," lol.)

What I panned was this: "catalexis." "A line of poetry that has been truncated or shortened, as in a catalectic line. The act of truncation is known as catalexis."

By golly. ;-)



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A person who reads a written work, generally fiction, with what has been described as a critical eye with the aim of improving grammar, spelling, characterization, and general style of a story prior to its release to the general public.

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A sentence where the first letter of each word of the sentence helps to remember the spelling of a word, or order of things. For example – Never Eat Sour Wieners = North, East, South, West.

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You cannot know how much I'm hoping that you land on X in the next round, lol...

And with that, Z is for the ever-popular zeugma. :-)



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There is one but I'll save it for when we get to X again. lol

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YARN (Old English gearn): An informal name for a long, rambling story--especially one dealing with adventure or tall-tales.

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Xenophanic.

Okay, I cheated. I looked it up. I defy you to find a literary term that starts with X and that has not appeared previously on this list.

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(from English "Who Done It?"): A slang term for a crime-story or mystery novel in which the plot revolves around solving a crime--especially a murder.

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For example – Life is a brief candle. (Macbeth)

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(I have received only two of these; all other assignments have been published, yee haw!).

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Jacket

("Blurb" is what I had in mind, lol...)



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Garbage ~~ What many first drafts are.

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Dialogue

"...once or twice [Alice] had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,' thought Alice `without pictures or conversation?'"

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A series of words in a sentence all beginning with the same sound. For example: Sing a song of six-pence.

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And I'm back to that old chestnut, zeugma.

I once saw Twelfth Night at the (reconstructed) Globe in London. We went on a whim. It was a warm (and fortunately, clear!) September evening. We were groundlings. It cost 5 pounds each. Mark Rylance played Olivia and Eddie Redmayne was one of the twins. It was an incredible show - and neither of us was much of a Shakespeare fan. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

They're apparently reprised the production and filmed it. I don't think Redmayne is in this one, but Mark Rylance played Olivia again, and this time Stephen Fry (though quite hammy, I fear) (which may be authentic, for all that) played Malvolio.

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(Old English geard, closely related to OE eard, "earth").

In theater architecture during the Renaissance, the yard was the central area where "Groundlings" typically stood, unlike the more prodigal audience members who paid extra for a seat in the balconies. Admission in the yard in public theaters cost a penny in Shakespeare's day.

(Interesting stuff out there in internet world)

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Xenophanic: adjective referring to poets who write witty and / or satirical verse.

(Yes, I had to look it up! But being stuck with "X" gives one the right to do so. Sez me. lol...)



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Oxymoron:

A two-word phrase containing contradictory elements: jumbo shrimp, friendly fire, numb feeling.

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Jargon:

Mode of speech familiar only to a group or profession. For example – medical jargon, technical jargon, or writing jargon.

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Iambic pentameter: "...a line of verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short (or unstressed) syllable followed by one long (or stressed) syllable, for example, "Two households, both alike in dignity..." A lot of Shakespear's work is in iambic pentameter.

I find it easier to say than recognize. emoticon

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Helvetica --

Widely used sans-serif (without curlicues at points of letters) typeface developed in 1957 by Swiss typeface designer Max Miedinger with input from Eduard Hoffmann.

Notable features of Helvetica as originally designed include the termination of all strokes on horizontal or vertical lines and unusually tight letter spacing, which give it a dense, compact appearance. (Wikipedia)

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Genre - to categorize those free lances...

Good one, Lance-a-lot emoticon



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Freelance -- (Without which we would have to pay for our lances. D'oh!)

Did you know that the traditional history of words is for them to start out as separate words, then become hyphenated, and finally one word?

Thus, free lance, free-lance, now today's accepted freelance.

Yeah, some say I'm full of it -- trivia, that is. emoticon

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Editing - without which Lou would be out of work
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Depth -- without which our readers will be bored reading our stories.

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Character - without whom Authors would be hard-pressed to write Books...

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Books ~~ without which we would have less to write.

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Love that info on "zani" and the etymology for "zany" - you led me on to a place-name with this one.

A = Author, without whom we'd have no writing. emoticon

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ZANI (Italian, "clown"):

A stock character in the commedia dell'arte, the zani was a buffoonish servant, a jester, a butt of jokes, i.e., what twentieth-century entertainment would call a "stooge." The modern English word zany comes from this Italian term.

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How's about... yarn? As in "to spin a yarn"? Bit idiomatic, perhaps, but even so. emoticon



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XENOPHANIC:

Adjective referring to itinerant poets who use satire and witticism.

Comes from the Greek name Xenophanes, the wandering Ionian poet of classical Greece circa 550 BCE.

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