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AP Lit Terms 3

STUDY
PLAY
Denouement
The Outcome/ solution to a complex sequence of events (French for the action of untying
Dialogue
A conversation between two or more persons/ lines of characters in a drama or fiction
Diction
Articulation od speech/ the original meaning/ Authors choice of words
Didactic Literature
Writing primarly to teach
Dramatic Monologue
A piece of a spoken verse in a play that usually is linked to the theme of a play.
Elegy
a mournful poem, said at a funeral.
Epic
A long narrative poem telling story of a hero's activities
Epigraph
A quotation at the beginiing of some piece of writing
Epithet
A very descriptive adjective or phrase used to characeterize someone or something.
Euphemism
The substitution of an agreeable not offensive word/ expression in place of an offensive unpleasant one.
Exposition
rhetorical mode which shows the meanning/ intent of the writing.
Falling Action
Before denouement/ part of a story following climax
Fable
a short moral story
Farce
A comedy with a lot of satires and improbable situations.
Figurative Language
language that communicates ideas more than the ordinary/ literal meaning of words