English Classic Literature

  1. 1. A coming-of-age novel that follows the protagonist's growth and development. "In 'Jane Eyre,' Charlotte Brontë explores this genre as Jane matures and finds her identity."
  2. 5. fiction A genre known for mysterious settings, supernatural elements, and melodramatic characters. "Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' is a classic example of this."
  3. 7. The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities. "The green light in 'The Great Gatsby' means Gatsby's unattainable dreams."
  4. 8. The process of creating and evolving characters throughout a story. "Jane Austen's novels showcase this, revealing their growth and flaws."
  5. 9. era The period of Queen Victoria's reign (1837-1901), marked by social and industrial change. "Sherlock Holmes stories are set in this stage, capturing the essence of the time."
  6. 10. A story conveying a moral lesson through symbolic characters or events. "George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' critizices political ideologies."
  1. 2. A literary movement emphasizing emotion, nature, and individualism. Think Wordsworth's celebration of the "emotion recollected in tranquility."
  2. 3. A character trait leading to a protagonist's downfall. "Hamartia, is a key element in many Shakespearean tragedies."
  3. 4. A poetic meter with ten syllables per line, stressing every second syllable. "Shakespeare's sonnets often follow this, creating a rhythmic flow."
  4. 6. Literary works that reflect on or criticize societal issues, often providing insight into cultural norms. "Dickens' novels are known for it on Victorian England."
  5. 7. The use of humor, irony, or ridicule to criticize and mock people, politics, or society. "Swift's 'Gulliver's Travels' is a classic example of this."