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Examples for the first 10 terms from List of Literary Terms AP English III For examples, see:


Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities:
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."


"A stitch in time saves nine"
"Make hay while the sun shines"

ad hominem argument

People who support capital punishment attack those who oppose it by calling them "soft on crime"


Lord of the Flies (Book)
Pilgrims Progress (Book)
"Everyman" (Play)


Edgar Allan Poe's Poem Raven:
"On a midnight, dark and dreary, as I pondered weak and weary."


Moby Dick:
Ishmael stands for the Biblical Ishmael, an outcast


Moby Dick, Chapter "Monkey Rope":
An analogy of human independence.


In the Declaration of Independence, the listing of King George's abuses.


[no example given]


"Tom gave his book to Bob."
Either Tom or Bob could be "his."

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