AP Lit Buchanan Phase Three20 terms
Protagonist Chief character in a work. Pun Play on words based on similarity of sound. Paranomasia Pretentious form for pun. Quatrain Stanza of four lines. Refrain One or more words repeated regularly through a poem, usually at the end of a stanza. Repartee Quick, witty often amusing reply; a conversation full of witty replies verbal fencing or sparring. Repetition Reiteration of a word, sound, phrase, or idea.
AP Lit Buchanan Phase Two86 terms
Farce Humorous play based on a silly plot, ridiculous situations and comic dialogue. Figurative Language Language using one or more figures of speech; not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually m… Figure of Speech Device used to produce figurative language. Flashback Scene which breaks into a story to show an earlier part of the action. Foil Secondary character who contracts with a major character. Foreshadowing Hint of things to come. Frame Story Story within a story.
AP Lit Buchanan Phase One87 terms
Abstract Language Diction that describes intangible things (ideas, emotions) or which denotes general qualities of per… Allegory Using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the li… Alliteration Repetition of initial consonant sounds. Allusion Direct or indirect reference to something which is commonly known, such as an event, book, myth, pla… Ambiguity Allowing multiple meanings to exist. Anachronism Assignment of something to a time when it was not in existence. Anagnorisis In ancient Greek drama, a startling discovery; moment of epiphany; time of revelation when a charact…