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Osterlin Reference Resources for Terms & Definitions
A Glossary of Literary Terms, 6th Edition by
Call Number: PN 41 .A184 1988
One of the most widely used dictionaries of literary terminology. Entries are in essay format going beyond simple definitions.
Not sure what an allusion is? Need to understand what is meant by didactic literature? These sources will help. You'll find them in the Osterlin Reference Collection.
The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory, 4th Edition by
Call Number: PN 41 .C83 1999 REF
Comprehensive listing of important literary terms with succient definitions.
A Handbook to Literature by
Call Number: PN 41 H355 2003 Ref
Literary Criticism has its own special vocabularly. Discover word meanings with these online tools.
Dictionaries & Thesauri
Need help spelling a word? Want to find alternate word choices? These sources will help.
Online English Language Dictionaries
Access to several reputable dictionaries, including Cambridge and Webster. A Grammar Glossary is also available.
Online database version of Roget's classic thesaurus (public domain edition from 1911)
Contains links to several dictionary sources, including foreign language dictionaries.