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AP English- Week 7 Terms

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symbol
something that is itself and a sign of or represents something else
syllogism
form of reasoning in which two or more statements are made and a conclusion is drawn from them
theme
main thought, central topic, or idea expressed or explored by a literary work
ballad meter
a four-line stanza with a rhyme scheme abcd with four feet in lines one and three and three feet in lines two and four
tone
manner in which an author expressed his/her attitude toward a certain theme or subject with a literary work
blank verse
type of poetry written in regular meter (usually iambic pentameter) but without rhyme
ambiguity
multiple meanings a literary work might communicate more than one valid message
heroic couplet
two end-stopped iambic pentameter lines rhymed aa, bb, cc with the thought usually completed in the two-line unit
apostrophe
A figure of speech in which a character addresses (speaks directly to) someone or something that is not present
internal rhyme
repetition of sounds between a word or words within a line and possible between those words and a word or words at the end of a line
epigram
a rhetorical device that is a memorable, brief, interesting and surprising satirical statement
rhyme royal
a seven-line stanza in iambic pentameter with a rhyme scheme of ababbcc
jargon
special language of a profession or group
sonnet
rigid form of poetry consisting of 14 lines of iambic pentameter and varying rhyme schemes depending on a given label
paradox
statements that seems to be self-contradicting, but is true
antecedent
that which goes before, especially the word, phrase, or clause to which a pronoun refers