Holmes AP Lit Terms (Final)
6 Written Questions
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- A term referring to the specificity of a word. For example the difference between saying pants and Levi's. These words are nonspecific. It is up to the writer how concrete or _____ they will be.
- The state or quality of being precise; exactness. Defined by virtue of exact detail - can be abused.
- An effect of praise and respect towards an object. Opposite of pejorative.
- Opposite, other end of the specificness spectrum from abstract. Meaning that the word is more specific. For example saying camel colored is more _____ than saying brown.
- An assertion or idea that is not a simple fact or a series of these sub-parts supports a thesis.
5 True/False Questions
parallelism → Similarity of structure in a pair or series of related words, phrases, or clauses.
necessary → Parts of the argument that cannot be left out
allegory → A form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative, directly correspond with the meanings that lie outside the narrative.
motif → A recurring theme, subject, or idea
oxymoron → A seemingly self-contradicting statement. (Ex. to make haste slowly)