Vocab for AP Lit & Comp Set 3

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accidental condition

an element that helps to explain what's being defined but isn't essential to it

ad hominem argument

a fallacy of argument in which a writer's claim is answered by irrelevant attacks on his or her character

analogy

an extended comparison between something unfamiliar and something more familiar for the purpose of illuminating or dramatizing the unfamiliar

anaphora

a figure of speech involving repetition, particularly of the same word at the beginning of several clauses

antithesis

the use of parallel structures to call attention to contrasts or opposites

antonomasia

use of a title, epithet, or description in place of a name

argument

spoken, written, or visual text that expresses a point of view; the use of evidence and reason to discover some version of the truth, the attempt to change someone else's point of view

artistic appeal

support for an argument that a writer creates based on principles of reason and shared knowledge rather than on facts and evidence

assumption

a belief regarded as true, upon which other claims are based

audience

the person or persons to whom an argument is directed

authority

the quality conveyed by a writer who is knowledgeable about his or her subject and confident in that knowledge

backing

the evidence provided to support a warrant

bandwagon appeal

a fallacy of argument in which a course of action is recommended on the grounds that everyone else is following it

begging the question

a fallacy of argument in which a claim is based on the very grounds that are in doubt or dispute

causal argument

an argument that seeks to explain the effect(s) of a cause, the cause(s) of an effect, or a causal chain in which A causes B, B causes C, C causes D, and so on

ceremonial argument

an argument that deals with current values and addresses questions of praise and blame; includes eulogies and graduation speeches

appeal based on character

a strategy in which a writer presents an authoritative or credible self-image to dispose an audience to accept a claim

claim

a statement that asserts a belief or truth; key component in Toulmin argument

connotation

the suggestions or associations that surround most words and extend beyond their literal meaning, creating associational effects

cultural assumption

a belief regarded as true or commonsensical within a particular culture

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