AP Lang sem 2 final

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vocabulary!

metaphor

a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity

argument

a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie

abstract

a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance

analogy

drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

understatement

the opposite of exaggeration. It is a technique for developing irony and/or humor where one writes or says less than intended.

allusion

a reference to another work of literature, person, or event

tone

the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author

resigned

accepting one's fate; unresisting; patiently submissive

alliteration

use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse

onomatopoeia

using words that imitate the sound they denote

speculative

not based on fact or investigation

deductive

involving inferences from general principles/making assumptions using logic

marshaling

leading; guiding

extended metaphor

The comparison between two things is continued beyond the first point of comparison. This extends and deepens a description.

paradox

a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.

concrete

capable of being perceived by the senses

verbal irony

A figure of speech in which what is said is the opposite of what is meant

pun

a humorous play on words

aloof

remote in manner

didactic

instructive (especially excessively)

parallelism

phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed side by side, balancing each other

irony

incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs

expository

explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition

analytical

of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience

imperious

overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling

dissipate

move away from each other

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