Shmoop (opens in new tab), a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, offers a Literature Glossary (opens in new tab) that can help students do the following:
- Learn the definitions for words that are difficult even to pronounce: zeugma; bowdlerize; amphibrach; ekphrasis; pyrrhic…
- Figure out how to use malapropisms—on porpoise.
- Discover that an apostrophe is more than just an “upper comma.” And that it doe’sn’t nece’ssarily need to be u’sed in every word that contain’s an “S.”
- Impress friends with new language skills; define dénouement, in medias res, and ottava rima.