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A Glossary of terms relating to Creative Writing


Shakespeare U174_1 Glossary

This glossary includes many key terms discussed in this unit that are relevant to the authoring and creative writing process.

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Realism

Fictional writing that aims to represent ‘everyday’ scenes, speech and behaviour through faithful depiction of ‘real life’ details, without recourse to obvious literary devices or conceits. Also known as ‘truth to nature’.

Romance

In its broader, historical sense, ‘romance’ refers to novels where the stories are exaggerated or remote from everyday life. Now it is often more taken to refer to a novel where the fiction centres on one or more love stories.