Elizabethan

Entertainment / Literature / Elizabethan: Occurring in the time of Queen Elizabeth I's reign, from 1558-1603. Shakespeare wrote his early works during the Elizabethan period. This term is often juxtaposed with the Jacobean Period, the time following Elizabeth's reign when King James I ruled, from 1603 to 1625.

Metapoetry

Entertainment / Literature / Metapoetry: Poetry about poetry, especially self-conscious poems that pun on objects or items associated with writing or creating poetry. Among the Romantic and Enlightenment poets, we find puns on leaves (referr MORE

Convention

Entertainment / Literature / Convention: A common feature that has become traditional or expected within a specific genre (category) of literature or film. In Harlequin romances, it is conventional to focus on a male and female character who MORE

Renaissance

Entertainment / Literature / Renaissance: There are two common uses of the word. (1) The term originally described a period of cultural, technological, and artistic vitality during the economic expansion in Britain in the late 1500s and early MORE

Naturalism

Entertainment / Literature / Naturalism: A literary movement seeking to depict life as accurately as possible, without artificial distortions of emotion, idealism, and literary convention. The school of thought is a product of post-Darwinian MORE

Euphemism

Entertainment / Literature / Euphemism: Using a mild or gentle phrase instead of a blunt, embarrassing, or painful one. For instance, saying 'Grandfather has gone to a better place' is a euphemism for 'Grandfather has died.' The idea is to MORE

Fool

Entertainment / Literature / Fool: Originally a jester-at-court who would entertain the king and nobles, the court jester was often a dwarf or a mentally incompetent individual. His role was to amuse others with his physical or mental MORE

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