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The first week's set of fifteen vocab words for Mrs. Donovan's AP Lang class. As far as I know, these are exactly the definitions she gave in class, with leading indefinite articles elided.


n: controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion


n: narrative that is loosely structured as a sequence of episodes united by the presence of a central character who is on a long journey


n: talking around a subject or talking around a word


n: the recreation of spoken language from a specific region


n: elaborately formal lyric poem lamenting the death of someone or reflecting on a solemn subject


n: as a result of confusion, misuse of a word in place of another word that sounds similar


n: cutting, often ironic remark intended to wound


n: meaning that lies underneath the surface


n: division into two usually contradictory parts or opinions


n: more acceptable way of expressing something that might be inappropriate or cause discomfort


n: placement side by side to create a particular effect


n: the original pattern or model from which all things of the same kind are based


n: the form of a written language that is not verse

point of view

n: perspective from which the story is told


n: informal expression appropriate to everyday speech rather than formal writing

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