eye drops from the original word or line he was copying to a different word or line that begins with the same letter or word, causing him to leave out the intermediary material. Petrarch, Sidney, Spenser, and Shakespeare all engaged in this practice, or at least the early editors of their works did. Semiotics : The study of both verbal and nonverbal signs.
Sublime, THE : The Greek rhetorician Longinus wrote a treatise On the Sublime, which argued that sublimity loftiness is the most important quality of fine literature. The Sons of Ben include Sir John Suckling, Thomas Carew, Robert Herrick, and Richard Lovelace. Scrim : In drama, a flimsy curtain that becomes transparent when backlit, permitting action to take place under varying lighting. The bourgeoisie were often quite wealthy, especially after the economic upheaval of the Black Death (1348) caused labor shortages that forced landowners to pay skilled laborers extra money. Nerds are eager explorers, who enjoy measuring themselves against one another and also compete aggressively. Clarke's 2001: A Space Odyssey, Robert Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, Isaac Asimov's Foundation, Octavia Butler's Dawn,. . The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. Generally, the tone is sympathetic and good humored, somewhat tolerant of imperfection and folly even while expressing amusement. Sermon joli : Another term for a sermon joyeau. See Harkins 204 and 360 for more information.