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Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
The authoritative source on the origins of English words and their shifts in meanings and pronunciations over time. It illustrates a word's usage through dated quotation evidence taken from a wide range of literature and other print sources.
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A Glossary of Literary Terms
Call Number: PN44.5 .A284 1993 (Reference, 1st floor)
The entries in this book are "succinct essays" rather than technical definitions. The author's goal is to define the terminology within a full context. In doing so, he often combines separate terms into a single entry--for example, "Neoclassic and Romantic." The arrangement makes it important to use the book's index first, since Romantic is not represented under the R's in the main part of the book.
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