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Literature Glossary

Don’t be an oxymoron. Know your literary terms.

Over 200 literary terms, Shmooped to perfection.

Neologism

Definition:

A neologism is a brand-spanking-new word. Literary critics just love to coin neologisms to help them explain the ins and outs of literature. But neologisms pop up in everyday life, too. Tebowing, anyone?