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IMPORTANT TERMS IN LITERATURE, ART AND JOURNALISM

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
OCTOBER 25, 2012

   
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 IMPORTANT TERMS IN LITERATURE, ART AND JOURNALISM

LITERARY, ARTISTIC AND JOURNALISTIC TERMS

 

 

 

Aesthetic                                             Appreciation of beauty, in good taste

 

 

Ballad                                                  A short narrative poem, adapted for reciting or singing

 

 

Ballet                                                   A combination of four arts dancing, music, painting and drama

 

 

Blue Books                                           British Parliamentary Reports

 

 

Yellow Books                                        Official books of the Poland government

 

 

Orange Books                                       Official publications by the Hungarian government

 

 

White Papers                                        Government of India reports on matters of national importance

 

 

Blueprint                                               A detailed plan of action drafted but yet to be implemented

 

 

Blue Stockings                                      To describe a lady with literary tastes, scholarly lady

 

 

Calligraphy                                           The art of beautiful handwriting

 

 

Cubism                                                  Art form in which humans are presented in geometrical figures (Pioneered by Picasso)

 

 

Hieroglyphics                                        Pictorial language used by the ancient Egyptians

  

 

Jingoism                                                Expressing excessive patriotism besides hatred for others

 

 

Lithography                                           Drawing / writing on lithographic stone

 

 

Malapropism                                          From Mrs. Malaprop in Sheridan’s Rivals. She misused similar-sounding words.

 

 

Nom de plum (pen name)                      An assumed name under which a person writes

 

 

Orthography                                          The art of correct spelling

 

 

Philology                                                The science of language

 

 

Renaissance                                           Revival of art and learning in Europe in the 15th century

 

 

Spoonerism                                            Laughable interchange of spoken words e.g. “Cycling Oil” for “Oiling Cycle”

 

 

Yellow Journalism                                  Sensational journalistic writing, for titillation     

 

 

Chequebook Journalism                         Publishing news stories for monetary consideration

 

 

 

 


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