Shmoop Now Offers Literature Glossary

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, offers a Literature Glossary 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.

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