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AP English IV - Literary Terms 1-7

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Allegory
a narrative either in verse or prose, in which characters, action, and sometimes setting represent abstract concepts apart from the literal meaning of the story (ex. Everyman)
Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Allusion
a brief reference to a person, event, or place in history, or to a work of art/ literature
Analogy
a comparison made between two items, situations, or ideas that are somewhat alike but unlike in most respects
Anaphora
figure of repetition that occurs when the first word or set of words in one sentence, clause, or phrase is/are repeated at or very near the beginning of successive sentences, clauses, or phrases
Antagonist
a character in a story or play who opposes the chief character or protagonist
Apostrophe
a figure of speech in which a speaker directly addresses an absent person or a personified quality, object, or idea