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11 terms

Ap vocab #2

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Abstract
refers to language that describes concepts rather than concrete images
Ad hominem
in an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than on the opponent's ideas
allegory
a work that functions on a symbolic level
alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
allusion
a reference contained in a work
analogy
a literacy device employed to serve as a basis for comparsion. What applies to the parallel situation also applies to the original circumstance
anecdote
a story of brief episode told by the writer or a character to illustrate a point
Antecedent
the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers
antithesis
the presentation of two contrasting images that are balanced
argument
a single assertion or a series of assertions presented and defended by the writer
attitude
the relationship an author has toward his or subject, and/or his or her audience