IELTS Literature Vocabulary

a literary genre – a style of expressing yourself in writing

paradigmatic – relating to or serving as a typical example of something

a haiku – an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines

literary – relating to or characteristic of creative writing

a folktale – a traditional story or legend circulated by word of mouth

a free verse – poetry that does not rhyme or have a regular meter

literary criticism – the informed analysis and evaluation of literature

naturalism –  an artistic movement emphasizing realistic description

imagery – the ability to form mental pictures of things or events

a corpus – a collection of writings

an epistle – a specially long, formal letter

a ballad – a narrative poem of popular origin

a memoir – an account of the author’s personal experiences

artistic – relating to the products of human creativity

a plot – the main topic of the story / book etc

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