AP EMGLISH TERMS TEST

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Didactic
A term used to describe fiction or nonfiction that teaches a specific lesson or moral or provides a model for correct behavior or thinking
Elegy
A formal sustained poem talking about the death of someone
Hubris
Overwhelming pride that causes misfortune in the main character
Hyperbole
A huge exaggeration
Litotes
A big understatement
Metonymy
you were to call the king a.k.a. the crown
Motif
A frequently recurring character incident or concept in literature
Syntax
The way words are set up to show their relationship
Anaphora
The repetition of a word phrase or clause at the beginning of a sentence to symbolize something
Apostrophe
To address the dead as if living, absent to present, unborn to alive
Antithesis
A balancing of two opposites words, phrases, or clauses