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AP Lit Vocab #61-80
Terms in this set (20)
an extreme exaggeration for literary effect that is not meant to be interpreted literally.
a five-foot line made up of an unaccented followed by an accented syllable. it is the most common metric foot in English-language poetry.
anything that affect or appeals to the reader's senses: sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell.
in medias res
in literature, a work that begins in the middle of the story.
a literary technique used in poetry and prose that reveals a character's unspoken thoughts and feelings. it may be presented directly by the character, or through the narrator.
a rhyme that is within the line, rather than at the end. They rhyming may also be within two lines, but again, each rhyming word will be within its line, rather than at the beginning or end.
a switch in the normal word order, often used for emphasis or for rhyme scheme.
Italian (Petrarchan) sonnet
fourteen-line poem divided into two parts: the first is eight lines (abbaabba) and the second is six (cdcdcd or cdecde)
Affirmation of an idea by using a negative understatement. The opposite of hyperbole.
a fairly short, emotionally expressive poem that expresses the feelings and observations of a single speaker.
a radical change in a character, either physical or emotional.
a figure of speech which compares two dissimilar things, asserting that one thing is another thing, not just that one is like another. Compare analogy and simile.
the rhythmical pattern of a poem. just as all words are pronounced with accented (or stressed) syllables and unaccented (or unstressed) syllables, lines of poetry are assigned similar rhythms.
a figure of speech that replaces the name of something with a word or phrase closely associated with it. Similar to synecdoche.
a story, usually with supernatural significance, that explains the origins of gods, heroes, or natural phenomena. although they are fictional stories, they contain deeper truths, particularly about the nature of humankind.
a poem that tells a story
near, off, or slant rhyme.
a rhyme based on an imperfect or incomplete correspondence of end syllable sounds.
A word that imitates sounds.
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
a short story illustrating a moral or religious lesson
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