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AP Lang Practice Lit Terms - Definitions
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The repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginning of successive clauses.
A brief reference to a person, event, or place, real or fictitious, or to a work of art. Reference to a famous historical or literary figure or event. May be drawn from history, geography, literature, or religion.
A form of extended metaphor in which objects, persons, and actions in a narrative are equated with meanings that lie outside the narrative itself.
Speaking of one thing by comparing it to another which it is allegedly like.
Opposition or contrast of ideas or words in a balanced or parallel construction.
Repetition of vowel sounds - please, niece
Repetition of consonant sounds
The repetition of the same sound at the beginning of a word.
To address something or someone who cannot respond
The omission of conjunctions between clauses.
A sentence structure in which the arrangement of ideas in the second clause is a reversal of the first.
Language which describes something in detail and appeals to the senses.
when an audience perceives something that a character does not know.
a discrepancy between the expected result and the actual result.
when an author says one thing and means something else.
Normally unassociated ideas, words, or phrases are placed next to one another.
a form of understatement that is generated by denying the opposite or contrary of the word which otherwise would be used.
Compares two different things by speaking of one in terms of the other.
a form of metaphor in which the thing chosen for the metaphorical image is closely associated with (but no an actual part of) the subject with which it is being compared.
a recurring image, idea, action, or phrase.
a word whose sounds seem to duplicate the sound they describe.
a statement with two parts which seem contradictory examples.
Reveals a kind of truth which at first seems contradictory
When a writer establishes similar patterns of grammatical structure and length.
A long sentence that is not grammatically complete until the reader reaches the final portion of the sentence.`
When something other than a human being is treated like a person.
The deliberate use of many conjunctions for special emphasis.
A comparison between two unlike things that resemble each other in at least one way using like or as in the construction.
The manner of expression of a particular writer.
The use of specific objects or images to represent abstract ideas.
A type of metaphor in which a part stands for the whole, the whole for a part, the genus for the species, the species for the genus, the material for the thing made, or in short, any portion, section or main quality for the whole or the thing itself.
The way in which words are put together to form phrases and sentences. It is the word order and sentence structure.
The main idea or message conveyed by the piece.
the apparent emotional state or "attitude" of the speaker as conveyed through the language of the piece.
deliberately expresses an idea as less important than it actually is.
a figure of speech in which a word applies to two or more words, though appropriate to only one.
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