AP Language and Composition Glossary 21-30

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Bard

A poet; in olden times, a performer who told heroic stories to musical accompaniment.

Bathos

Insincere or overdone sentimentality.

Belle-lettres

A French term for the world of books, criticism, and literature in general.

Bibliography

A list of works cited or otherwise relevant to a particular subject.

Bombast

Inflated, pretentious language.

Burlesque

A work of literature meant to ridicule a subject; a grotesque imitation.

Cacophony

Grating, inharmonious sounds.

Canon

The works considered most important in a national literature or period; works widely read and studied.

Caricature

A grotesque or exaggerated likeness of striking qualities in persons and things.

Carpe Diem

Literally, "seize the day"; "enjoy life while you can," a common theme in life and literature.

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