What is technical vocabulary? Give examples for assumptions

What is technical vocabulary? Give examples for assumptions

Technical vocabulary is a set of words and phrases used in a specific domain. Every discipline has its own specialized vocabulary, below are words which are helpful to write about films and books.

  • A boisterous comedy about absurd situations and pranks—- Slapstick
  • A recurring piece of music that represents a character, theme or action—- Leitmotif
  • Someone the central character trusts and confides in—- Confident
  • A film set in the past in which the actors are dressed like people from the past—- Costume drama
  • A dramatised film based on real events—- Docudrama
  • A list of people involved in making a film, usually shown at the end of the film—- Credits
  • A combination of drama and music—- Melodrama
  • Music that goes with the film—- Soundtrack
  • A film about cowboys in Western north America—- Western
  • The story of the lives and actions of a family—- Family saga
  • Someone whose character contrasts to that of the protagonist—- Foil
  • A character who represents a type—- Stereotype
  • The first showing of the film—- Premiere
  • Unusual sounds or images created artificially using new technology—- Special effects
  • The script of a film, including acting instructions and scene directions—- Screenplay
  • A biography that treats its subject with undue reverence—- Hagiography
  • A mode of writing that uses vigorous and combative language to defend or oppose someone or something—- Polemical
  • Writing based on or verifiable by observation and experience—- Empirical
  • An idea or theory that is not proven but that leads to further study or discussion—- Hypothesis
  • A work that imitates, makes fun of or comments on an original work—- Parody
  • A narrator who knows the thoughts and feelings of all the characters in the story—- Omniscient
  • A writing style that attempts to convince the readers to adopt a particular opinion—- Persuasive
  • An article in a newspaper or magazine that mainly reflects the author’s opinion about a particular issue—- Opinion piece
  • The quality of appearing to be true or real—- Verisimilitude
  • A piece of writing which contains a mixture of different styles—- Pastiche
  • The time and place of action—- Setting
  • The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning—- Irony
  • Type of figurative language in which nonhuman subject is given human characteristics—- Personification
  • A book that is long and contains lot of action, usually dealing with a historical subject—-Epic
  • The perspective from which a story is told—- Point of View

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