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18 terms

AP Language Terminology: List 3

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Bildungsroman
novel of formation
Carpe Diem
seize the day
Catharsis
purification or emotional cleansing
Deduction
reasoning: general to specific
Diction
specific word choice
Dystopia
bad place
Epigraph
brief quote that reflects the work's theme
Epiphany
sudden, intuitive insight
Hubris
pride
In media res
beginning in the middle
Induction
reasoning: specific to general
Juxtaposition
to place side by side
Litotes
understating for emphasis
Metonymy
a change of name
Style
writer's tone and voice
Synecdoche
part signifies the whole
Syntax
sentence construction
Utopia
perfect place