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Political writing during Middle Ages & Renaissance/textbooks which instruct kings or lesser rulers on aspects of rule & behavior/often given to new or young kingsEarly form - Cyropaedia (Xenophon)/Il Principe (Machiavelli)/De Regno (Aquinas)/Basilikon Doron (James VI of Scotland)/Speculum Principus (J Skelton for Henry VIII)/Education of a Christian Prince (Erasmus)
Novel in which real people or events appear with invented names/French for novel with a keyOn the Road/The Bell Jar/The Sun Also Rises/All Quiet on the Western Front/Point Counter Point/The Moon and Sixpence/Ravelstein/The Devil Wears Prada/Crome Yellow
Satires or parodies that mock common Classical stereotypes of heroes and heroic literatureThe Rape of the Lock/Battle of the Frogs and Mice/The Rape of the Bucket (Tassoni)/Hudibras (Butler)/Beggar's Opera (Gay)/The Maid of Orleans (Voltaire)
Coming of age storyTom Jones, Candide, Tristram Shandy, David Copperfield, The Red and the Black, The Magic Mountain, This Side of Paradise
A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political oneThe Pilgrim's Progress/The Faerie Queen/The Tempest/The Scarlett Letter/Animal Farm/The Masque of the Red Death
Depicts the adventures of a roguish hero of low social class who lives by his wits in a corrupt societyLazarillo de Tormes (anonymous)/The Unfortunate Traveller (Nashe)/Moll Flanders/Journey to the West/Tom Jones/Martin Chuzzlewit (Dickens)/The Luck of Barry Lyndon (Thackeray)/The Adventures of Augie March (Bellow)/Confessions of Felix Krull (Mann)
Detailed written study of a single specialized subject or an aspect of itmany biographies & histories
Long work (prose or verse) which bitterly laments state of society & morals/contains prophecy of society's downfall/named for biblical prophetBook of Lamentations in Bible/portions of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass/'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God'
Novel written as a series of documents/usually in the form of letters although diary entries, newspaper clippings and other documents are sometimes usedPamela, or Virtue Rewarded/Dracula/Clarissa/The Color Purple/The Sorrows of Young Werther/The Screwtape Letters/Carrie/
German literary movement from 1760's to 1780's/led by philosopher Hamann/protagonist is driven to action (often violent) by revenge & greed/literally 'storm and stress'The Sorrows of Young Werther/The Robbers
Use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issuesCatch-22/Gulliver's Travels/Slaughterhouse-five/Candide/Don Quixote/A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court/Decline and Fall/American Psycho/Cat's Cradle

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