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AP Terms II
the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.
the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.
point of view
the perspective from which a story is told
adjective that follows a linking verb and modifies the subject of the verb.
a noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and renames or identifies the subject
ordinary speech or writing without rhyme or meter; referring to speech or writing other than verse
the principal character in a work of fiction
a humorous play on words
the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
the repetition of the same stressed vowel sounds and any succeeding sounds in two or more words
witty language used to convey insults or scorn
where and when the story takes place
a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work
a comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.
the overall emotion created by a work of literature
the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal
the telling of a story or an account of an event or series of events
using words that imitate the sound they denote
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty
conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
a self-contradictory statement that on closer examination proves true; a person or thing with seemingly contradictory qualities
the repetition of words or phrases that have similar grammatical structures
the arrangement or framework of a sentence, paragraph, or entire work
a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
Uncertainty or anxiety the reader feels about what is going to happen next in a story
an object that is used to represent something else (usually a larger, philosophical and more important idea)
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author
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