AP Language Terms- Set One
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Coyness: a form of irony in which a person feigns a lack of interest in something that he or she actually desires.
Figure of speech in which a speaker or a writer gathers scattered points and lists them together.
Extending a metaphor so that objects, persons, and actions in a text are equated with meanings that lie outside the text.
Repetition of initial consonant sound.
A brief, usually indirect reference to a person, place, or event--real or fictional.
The presence of two or more possible meanings in any passage.
General term for all of the ways that an argument, an explanation, or a description can be expanded and enriched.
Repetition of the last word of one line or clause to begin the next.
Reasoning or arguing from parallel cases.
Repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses or verses.
General name for argumentative strategies whereby a speaker or writer foresees and replies to objections.
An abrupt shift from a noble tone to a less exalted one--often for comic effect.
Rejecting an argument because of its insignificance, error, or wickedness.
Juxtaposition of contrasting ideas in balanced phrases.
Substitution of a title, epithet, or descriptive phrase for a proper name (or of a personal name for a common name) to designate a member of a group or class.
(1) A tersely phrased statement of a truth or opinion. (2) A brief statement of a principle.
The expression of real or simulated doubt or perplexity.
An unfinished thought or broken sentence.
(1) Mark of punctuation used to indicate possessive case or omission of a letter. (2) Rhetorical term for breaking off discourse to address some absent person or thing.
Placing side-by-side two coordinate elements, the second of which serves as an explanation or modification of the first.
The parts of a speech or the structure of a text.
Identity or similarity in sound between internal vowels in neighboring words.
Omission of conjunctions between words, phrases, or clauses
A gradual increase in intensity of meaning with words arranged in ascending order of force or importance.
A litany of abuse--a series of critical epithets, descriptions, or attributes.
An adverbial construction used to support a claim or express a viewpoint more assertively and convincingly.
Direct exposure of an adversary's faults.
A verbal pattern in which the second half of an expression is balanced against the first but with the parts reversed.
A sarcastic reply that mocks an opponent, leaving him or her without an answer.
Mounting by degrees through words or sentences of increasing weight and in parallel construction with an emphasis on the high point or culmination of a series of events.
Any statement or bit of knowledge that is commonly shared among a given audience or a community.
Repetition of a point several times in different words.
The main part of a speech or text in which logical arguments in support of a position are elaborated.
Argumentative strategy by which a speaker or writer concedes a disputed point or leaves a disputed point to the audience or reader to decide.
The emotional implications and associations that a word may carry.
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