How to Read Literature Like a Professor- Chapter 4

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Last updated: April 28, 2019
Astute
having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage

Villanelles
a nineteen-line poem with two rhymes throughout, consisting of five tercets and a quatrain, with the first and third lines of the opening tercet recurring alternately at the end of the other tercets and with both repeated at the close of the concluding quatrain

Mnemonic
aiding or designed to aid the memory

Sagacity
acuteness of mental discernment and soundness of judgment

Ubiquitous
present, appearing, or found everywhere

Myriad
a countless or extremely great number

Petrarchan Sonnet
a sonnet form popularized by Petrarch, consisting of an octave with the rhyme scheme abbaabba and of a sestet with one of several rhyme schemes, as cdecde or cdcdcd. Expand. Also called Italian sonnet

Octave
a poem or stanza of eight lines; an octet

Idiosyncrasy
a mode of behavior or way of thought peculiar to an individual

Portend
be a sign or warning that (something, especially something momentous or calamitous) is likely to happen

Narcissus
in Greek mythology, a hunter from Thespiae in Boeotia who was known for his beauty; the son of the river god Cephissus and nymph Liriope; proud; disdained those who loved him

Sestet
the last six lines of a sonnet

Blank Sonnet

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