a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing; can also be a choral song in devotion of Dionysus
A literary character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw that, combined with fate and external forces, brings on a tragedy
An adjective that describes words, phrases, or general tone that is overly scholarly, academic, or bookish.
the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause
a code that knights adopted in the late Middle Ages; requiring them to be brave, loyal and true to their word; they had to fight fairly in battle
form of literature in which irony, sarcasm, and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly
in drama, a character speaks alone on stage to allow his/her thoughts and ideas to be conveyed to the audience
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
distress or suffering resulting from a cruel or unjust threatment or misfortune, a trying experience.
morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')