Verisimilitude

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Lol

ikr this seems like a cool literary element

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 04:28
Verisimilitude

Appearances contrasting with reality

For example,

In Shakespeare's play, Othello,

When the antagonist Iago says "I am not what I am" this demonstrates how, through verisimilitude, (his appearance, the way he will act, manipulate, contrasting with the truth) that Iago is a Machiavellian character (will do whatever it takes to succeed; has no moral conscience, only ambition and revenge).

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 06/07/2014 - 05:20
Basically. . .

Def: The appearance of being true or real. (reality)

Synonyms: probability - likelihood - plausibility

Examples: His regular attendance in the reference library had nothing to do with the pursuit of verisimilitude in his fictions./Why not just call it a model and judge it by its ingenuity and verisimilitude?/His regular attendance in the reference library had nothing to do with the pursuit of verisimilitude in his fictions./ She always has her head in the clouds, she never see's the verisimilitude of the problem.

[(yo welcum! imma freshmen!) I find it helpful to replace the word 'verisimilitude' with the word 'reality'. It totally helps!]

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 06/13/2013 - 21:52
ugh.......

Can you please make that sound less complicated because I don't understand what it is yet. Please and thank you.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 05/09/2013 - 01:44
To clarify,

It simply means that something appears to be real, but it not always is. It's similar to something being believable. I always imagine a mirage being
used as a reference.

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 09/07/2014 - 21:36
verisimilitude

so basically like the movie lacked verisimilitude...so it was far from reality...it was unlikely

Posted by Anonymous on Sat, 05/03/2014 - 10:22
Hmmm...

I think i might really like this!!!

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 19:35

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