ABBEY THEATRE: The center of the Irish Dramatic movment founded in 1899 by W. Yeats and Lady Gregory, built with the express purpose of presenting Irish plays performed by Irish actors.
It opened in 1904 and began showing plays by almost every Irish playwright of renown.
Action, along with dialogue and the characters' thoughts, form the skeleton of a narrative's plot., see discussion under periphrasis.
ACYRON: The improper or odd application of a word, such as speaking of "streams of graces" (Shipley 5). ADAPTATION: Taking material from an older source and altering it or updating it in a new genre.
Thus, Americans might be able to discern a Boston accent or a Texas accent by sound alone, or they might place a foreign speaker's origin by noting a French or Russian accent. ACEPHALOUS: From Greek "headless," acephalous lines are lines in normal iambic pentameter that contain only nine syllables rather than the expected ten. ACMEISM: A 1912 Russian poetry movement reacting against the Symbolist movement (Harkins 1). They are least useful when they obscure the truth, when they enable technobabble and unnecessary jargon.