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AP Lit terms
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Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close proximity
A natural pause or break in a line of poetry, usually near the middle of the line.
A character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of the story's action
A character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end
a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead.
a witty saying expressing a single thought or observation. A witty poem
a short poem or verse written in memory of someone
A character who acts as a contrast to another character
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it. Ex: the pen is mightier than the sword. The pen is words and the sword is the idea of fighting
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase. Ex: bittersweet
A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure.
unstressed, unstressed, stressed
stressed, unstressed, unstressed