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自考英美文學選讀名詞解釋九

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  121. Italian or petranrchan sonnet(意大利十四行詩)

  Italian or petranrchan sonnet, composed of an octave and s sestet( rhyming abbaabba cdecde)。

  122. Alliteration and assonance(頭韻和半韻)

  Alliteration and assonance are said to rhyme only today when the sound of the final accented syllable of one word( paced usually at the end of a line of verse) agrees with the final accented syllable of another word so place.

  123. Poetic license(詩的破格)

  Poetic license means such liberties a poet adopts as “approximate rhymes”, or “eye-rhymes”。 (Words which are spelled alike but not pronounced alike)

  124. Epiphany(主顯節)

  Epiphany is an appearance or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something, which is adapted by James Joyce to describe the sudden revelation of whatness of a thing, the moment in which the soul of the commonest object seems to us radiant.

  125. Psychological penetration(心理透視)

  Psychological penetration is a writing device that involves such psychological elements as “Id”, “ego”, “superego” in the depiction of characters‘ inner thinking or mental activities.

  126. Legend(傳說)

  Legend is a widely told story about the past that may or may not be based in fact. A legend often reflects a people‘s identity or cultural values, generally with more historical and less emphasis on the supernatural things in a myth.

  127. Myth(神話)

  Myth is a fictional tale originally with religious significance, which explains the actions of gods or heroes, the causes of natural phenomena, or both. Allusions to characters and motifs from Greek, Roman, Celtic myths are common in English literature.

  128. Pessimism(悲觀主義)

  Pessimism denotes an attitude of hopelessness towards life, a vague general opinion that pain and evil predominate in human affairs.

  129. Jacobean age(英王詹姆斯一世時期)

  Referring to the reign of King James I of England, the term came from the Latin form of James, Jacobus. It is generally applied to the literature(especially drama) of that period.

  130. Tragicomedy(悲喜劇)

  Tragicomedy is a play in which the action, though apparently leading to a catastrophe, is reversed to bring about a happy ending.2> the typical tragicomedy concerns noble characters involved in improbable situations. Love, frequently seen as a contrast of the pure and the sensual, is the central motive of the elaborate plot, in which both hero and heroine are rescued from imminent disaster so that the play may conclude happily.

  131. Comedy of manners(風俗喜劇)

  Popular during the Restoration period, these plays are concerned with the manners and conventions of an artificial and “highly sophisticated” society. A hundred years later, Goldsmith and Sheridan also wrote plays of the same nature.

  132. Gothic novel(哥特式小說)

  Gothic novel is a type of romance very popular late in the 18th century and at the beginning of the 19th century.

  2> Gothic novel emphasizes things which are grotesque, violent, mysterious, supernatural, desolate and horrifying.

  3> Gothic, originally in the sense of “medic, not classical”, with its descriptions of the dark, irrational side of human nature, Gothic novel has exerted a great influence over the writers of the Romantic period.

  133. Historical novel(歷史小說)

  A novel in which the action takes place during a specitic historical well before the time of writing,(often one or two generations before, sometimes several centuries)。 And in which some attempt ih made to depict accurately the customs and mentality of the period. The central character——real or imagined—— is usually subject to spanided loyalties within a larger historic conflict of which readers know the outcome, the pioneers of this genre were Walter Scott and cooper.

  歷史小說指故事發生在特定歷史時期的一類小說,(通常相隔一代或兩代,有時幾個世紀),這類小說試圖準確描述當時那個時期的風俗以及人的思想情況,主人公或虛構或真實,通常被置于歷史沖突中,而這個事件的結局早已為讀者所熟知,歷史小說的開創者是沃爾特。司格特和庫珀。

  134. Unitarianism(上帝一位論)

  Unitarianism is, in general, the form of Christianity that denies the doctrine of the trinity. Believing that God exists only in one person, modern Unitarianism originated in the period of the protestant Reformation.

  上帝一位論從總體上說是基督教的一派,反對上帝三位一體說,相信上帝只存在于一個人身上,現代的上帝一位論起源于新教改革時期。

  135. Calvinism(加爾文主義)

  Calvinism refers to the religious teachings of John Calvin and his followers.

  2>Calvin taught that only certain persons, the elect, were chosen by God to be saved, and these could be saved only by God‘s grace.

  3>Calvinism forms the basis for the doctrines and practices of the Huguenots, puritans, Presbyterians, and the reformed churches.
 


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