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AP English Final Literary terms
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a figure of speech in which an object, an abstract quality, or an absent or imaginary person is addressed directly, as if present and able to understand.
a short speech directed to the audience, or another character, that is not heard by the other characters on stage.
the repetition of a vowel sound in two or more stressed syllables that do not end with the same consonant.
unrhymed poetry written in iambic pentameter.
or turning point, is the moment when the reader's interest and emotional intensity reach a peak.
is a contrast between expectation and reality.
occurs when the reader or viewer knows something that a character does not know.
provides important background information and introduces the setting, characters, and conflict
shows the effects of the climax.
a character whose traits contrast with those of another character.
a figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or for humorous effect.
writing that imitates either the style or the subject matter of a literary work for the purpose of criticism, humorous effect, or flattering tribute
a poem presenting shepherds in rural settings, usually in an idealized manner.
sequence of events
refers to all forms of written or spoken expression that are not in verse.
the conflict becomes more intense, and suspense builds as the main characters struggle to resolve their problem.
a writer's attitude toward his or her subject.
a dramatic work that presents the downfall of a dignified character who is involved in historically, morally, or socially significant events.
refers to a writer's unique use of language that allows a reader to "hear" a human personality in his or her writing.
the feeling or atmosphere that a writer creates for the reader.
a literary technique in which ideas , customs, behaviors, or institutions are ridiculed for the purpose of improving society.
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