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AP English Lit Terms (part 1)
Comparison of parallel (but not exactly the same) cases
The repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses or verses.
The juxtaposition of contrasting ideas in balanced phrases
(1) A tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion. (2) A brief statement of a principle
The identity or similarity in sound between internal vowels in neighboring words
The omission of conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses
A verbal pattern in which the second half of an expression is balanced against the first but with the parts reversed.
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning.
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and unstated facts
the repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of consecutive lines or sentences
short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)
the word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun
Repetition of words in succussive clauses in reverse grammatical order ("You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.")
the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance
The emotional tone or background that surrounds a scene
a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways
(grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
a worn-out idea or overused expression
logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts
spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
language that describes qualities that can be percieved
the associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning
the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression