AP English III Terms First 15

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Ad Hominem Argument

Attacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than addressing the issues at hand

Allegory

Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or concepts

Alliteration

The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of words

Allusion

A reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea, or person

Ambiguity

Uncertain or indefinite; subject to more than one interpretation

Analogy

The correspondence or resemblance between two things that are essentially different

Anecdote

A short story used to illustrate a point the author is making

Antecedent

Every pronoun refers back to a previous noun or pronoun

Antithesis

An opposition or contrast of ideas that is often expressed in balanced phrases or clauses

Apostrophe

A figure of speech in which an absent person or personified object is addressed by a speaker

Appositive

A word or phrase that follow a noun or pronoun for emphasis or clarity

Assonance

A type of internal rhyming in which vowel souds are repeated

Asyndeton

When the conjunctions (such as "and" or "but") that would normally connect a string of words, phrases, or clauses are omitted from a sentence

Atmosphere

The emotional feeling -or mood- of a place, scene, or event

Attitude

The feelings of a particular speaker or piece of writing toward a subject, person, or idea

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