← AP Lit Terms II Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- a the assigning of human qualities to inanimate objects or concepts.
- b refers to the author's attitude toward his subject, and often sets the mood of the piece.
- c the prevailing atmosphere or emotional aura of a work. Setting, tone, and events can affect this.
- d A statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense, but upon closer inspection contains some degree of truth or validity. The first scene of Macbeth, for example, closes with the witches' cryptic remark "Fair is foul, and foul is fair...."
- e the aspects of a literary work that elicit pity from the audience. An appeal to emotion that can be used as a means to persuade.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- words that sound like the sound they represent (hiss, gurgle, pop).
- a conclusion one can draw from the presented details.
- a switch in the normal word order.
- a play on words that often has a comic effect. Associated with wit and cleverness. A writer who speaks of the "grave topic of American funerals" employs this. AKA "The Henderson"
- the method of narration in a literary work.
5 True/False Questions
Sentence structure → the different types of these are simple, compound, and complex. Also consider variation or lack of it along with any unusual devices, such as repetition or inverted word order, and any unusual word or phrase placement.
Irony → a comic imitation of a work that ridicules the original. It can be utterly mocking or gently humorous. It depends on allusion and exaggerates and distorts the original style and content.
Periodic Sentence → a term used to describe writing that borders on lecturing. It is scholarly and academic and often overly difficult and distant.
Syntax → the grammatical structure of prose and poetry.
Wit → a sequence of events in a literary work.