AP Terms Final
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A shorted autobiography writing about a key section in a person's life. Purpose: to help readers apply what they learned lessons about life/world.
Scene that interrupts the. normal chronological order. Plays with
and stress - reveals
in persons life that you need to move
Writing about the past as if it was the present. To make it seem as if the thing (horror) is still happening.
Hinting at what is to come.
No words, chunk of white space = time shift or theme shift.
A symbol that comes up over and over again.
A contrast between what we expect and what actually happens - creates suspense in a plot-twist kind of way.
A brief, evocative description, account, or episode. Poetic snapshot of story, emotional, each focuses on a different theme.
A sentence shorter than 5 words. Emotionally powerful / slow down - feel pain
words that echo the sound they represent - boom, pow, meow.
A series of phrases separated by commas, but no conjunctions. For example: when this happens, when that happens, when those happen, you know something is wrong. give a serious/emotional effect - balanced way.
When the readers or audience knows something that the characters do not. Creates an emotional effect and builds suspense because it foreshadows what is to come. We are just waiting for the good/bad thing to happen.
A poem that memorializes and mourns the dead, its theme is human mortality and its emotional consequences. Honors dead person (celebration of their life/sad).
Giving human qualities or thoughts to inanimate or non-human things; the effect varies based on the theme of the poem and the thing being personified.
Type of writing that mocks the flaws of individual people, all of humanity, or specific social/cultural institutions in order to bring about a change.
A poem/work that calls out to someone who is not there/doesn't exist/or is dead; or an inanimate object as if it was present. Brings out emotions and addresses content (inner thoughts). We feel sad, worry, and conflict (like the speaker).
A brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events. An epic hero must be a man whose fortune is brought about by his own admired characteristics. Many of the famous Greek Epic Poems, such as The Odyssey and The Iliad, contain these larger-than-life heroes and their deeds. King Arthur, Beowulf, Siegfried, Gilgamesh, and Rama are all examples of epic heroes.