AP English Language and Composition 18-32

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Denotation

The strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoid of any emotion, attitude, or color.

Diction

Related to style, refers to the writer's word choices, especially with regard to their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness.

Didactic

Literally means teaching. have the primary aim of teaching or instructing, especially the teaching of moral or ethical principles.

Epistrophe

opposite of anaphors, repetition at the end of successive clauses

Ethos

can simply mean the disposition, character, or fundamental values peculiar to a specific person, people, culture, or movement

Euphemism

greek for "good speech" are more agreeable or less offensive substitute for a generally unpleasant word or concept

Exposition

chief types of composition, the purpose is to explain something.

Extended metaphor

developed at great length, occurring frequently in or throughout a work

Figure of Speech

a device used to produce figurative language

Generic Convention

traditions of each genre

genre

major category a literary work fits

homily

means "sermon" but more informally, it can include any serious talk, speech, or lecture involving moral or spiritual advice

hyperbole

deliberate exaggeration or overstatement

imagery

sensory details or figurative language used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstractions

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