Yellow AP lit terms
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A reference to another work or famous figure.
Everything other than the literal meaning that a word suggests or implies.
A word's literal meaning.
The words an author chooses to use.
The ordering and structuring of words.
How the author feels about a topic.
A word or phrase used in everyday conversational English that isn't a part of accepted "school-book" English.
A word or phrase that takes the place of a harsh, unpleasant, or impolite reality.
A phrase composed of opposites; a contradiction.
When an inanimate object takes on human shape.
In writing or speech, the deliberate repetition of the first part of the sentence in order to achieve an artistic effect
The work that results when a specific work is exaggerated to ridiculousness.
A device in literature where an object represents an idea.
A short and usually witty saying.
Exaggeration or deliberate overstatement.
A figure of speech wherein the speaker talks directly to something that is nonhuman.
A word that is used to stand for something else that it has attributes of or is associated with.
Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.
A sub-category of literature.
Words that sound like what they mean
A figure of speech which employs an understatement by using double negatives or, in other words, positive statement is expressed by negating its opposite expressions.
A situation or statement that seems to contradict itself, but on closer inspection, does not.
Denotes speech or writing that attacks, insults, or denounces a person, topic, or institution. It involves the use of abusive and negative use of language.
A comparison, usually involving two or more symbolic parts, employed to clarify an action or a relationship.