Dictionary of Literary Words

Dictionary Of Literary Words: Vocabulary Building


What are Literary Words ? - Literary words are associated with literature. Literary words are typical of a work of literature and imaginative writing. Literary words are used with a particular meaning, in narrative, drama, poetry and other writing in a literary manner. Example-1: Flash: In general sense - to shine brightly for a few moments-- Camera flashed once. Flash: In literary sense - to show a strong emotion suddenly-- Their eyes flashed with horror. ****** Example-2: Soil: In general sense - the top layer of the earth-- The soil was very fertile in the plains. Soil: In literary sense - an area of land; a particular country--Those people are very fond of American soil. ****** Example-3: Thunder: In general sense - (of thundercloud) to make a very loud deep sound-- Sky thundered. Thunder: In literary sense - to cry, shout, complain, or criticize, etc. very noisily and irritably-- People thundered against the price hike. ****** Important Note: Many words are used in literary sense only. Besides Literary Words, there are some Idioms and Phrasal Verbs which are used in literary sense. Example- (idiom): on either/every hand on both or all sides; Example- (phrasal verb): thirst for something to wish for something | Detailed list of literary words , parts of speech they belong to, and their meanings are as follows: Literary Words -- A- abandon [verb] to feel an emotion or a sentiment strongly| about [proposition] surrounding somebody/something | abyss [noun] a very deep wide crack or opening in the ground | adamantine [adjective] extremely strong, not possible to break or smash | adieu [interjection] goodbye/farewell | affections [noun] feelings of love, care, etc. | aflame [adjective] burning; in flames | full of dazzling lights | showing pleasure or disgrace | afterglow [noun] the light in the sky after sunset | a pleasant feeling that you feel after you have enjoyed a good experience; delight | ageless [adjective] never coming to an end or growing old; everlasting | agleam [adjective] shining strongly; full of light | aglow [adjective] shining with color or pleasure | alas [interjection] used to show disappointment, regret or unhappiness | Albion [noun] an ancient name for Great Britain | alchemy [noun] magical power | alight [verb] (of a bird) to come down through the air onto the ground | amazon [noun] a tall, well-built woman | angry [adjective] (of the sea/sky ) dark and stormy; tempestuous



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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN-13: 9781500500450
  • ISBN: 1500500453
  • Publication Year: 2014
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