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A Glossary of Literary Terms

A Glossary of Literary Terms
Blank Verse. Unrhymed iambic pentameter. Shakespeare's plays are largely blank verse, as are other Renaissance plays. Blank verse was the most popular in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in England. Here are some examples you likely won't see elsewhere: At last, The clouds consign their treasures to the fields, And softly shaking on the dimpled pool Prelusive drops, let all their moisture flow In large effusion o'er the freshened world. Delightful task! How poor, how rich, how abject, how august, How complicate, how wonderful is man! John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667) John Dryden, All for Love James Thompson, The Seasons Burlesque. Caesura. At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth Of theeves and murderers: there I him espied, Who straight, Your suit is granted, said, and died. Canon. For some sample traditional lists, see the great books lists and programs at The Center for the Study of Great Ideas, The Great Books Index, and Robert Teeter's Great Books Lists. Children's novel.

The 2008 Statistical Abstract What is the Statistical Abstract? The Statistical Abstract of the United States, published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. The U.S. Sources of Data The Abstract is also your guide to sources of other data from the Census Bureau, other Federal agencies, and private organizations. [Excel] or the letters [xls] indicate a document is in the Microsoft® Excel® Spreadsheet Format (XLS). available for free from Microsoft®. denotes a file in Adobe’s Portable Document Format. available free from Adobe. indicates a link to a non-government web site.

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