general AP Lit terms
the expression of an idea in language which gives more than one meaning and leave uncertainty as to the meaning
something out of its place in time or history
a very typical example of a certain person or thing.
Specific, literal word usage rather than metaphorical or figurative language
the emotional implications that a word may carry; implied or associated meaning for a particular word.
the specific, exact meaning of a word; dictionary definition
items or parts that make up a larger picture or story
overly instructive, preachy, sermonizing
a brief quotation at the beginning of a book or chapter
close reading or analyzing work
the arrangement and presentation of events and information in such a way that prepare for later events in a work
a word or phrase in a literary text that appeals directly to the reader's taste, touch, hearing, sight, or smell
devices which appeal to the senses: visual, tactile, auditory, gustatory, olfactory, kinetic; make a mental picture for the reader
dominant impression or emotional atmosphere evoked by the text.
message conveyed or a lesson to be learned
a recurring concept or story element in literature.
a short story to prove a point with a moral basis
the arrangement of words in a sentence, the grammar of a sentence
an ingredient of a literary work which gives the work unity
expresses the author's attitude toward his or her subject