List of Literary Terms (#1-10) Examples

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10 terms · Examples for the first 10 terms from List of Literary Terms AP English III For examples, see: http://www.quizlet.com/4505013/list-of-literary-terms-1-10-flash-cards/

absolutes

Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities:
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

adage

"A stitch in time saves nine"
"Make hay while the sun shines"

ad hominem argument

People who support capital punishment attack those who oppose it by calling them "soft on crime"

allegory

Lord of the Flies (Book)
Pilgrims Progress (Book)
"Everyman" (Play)

alliteration

Edgar Allan Poe's Poem Raven:
"On a midnight, dark and dreary, as I pondered weak and weary."

allusion

Moby Dick:
Ishmael stands for the Biblical Ishmael, an outcast

analogy

Moby Dick, Chapter "Monkey Rope":
An analogy of human independence.

anaphora

In the Declaration of Independence, the listing of King George's abuses.

anecdote

[no example given]

antecedent

"Tom gave his book to Bob."
Either Tom or Bob could be "his."

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