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Terms from List of Literary Terms AP English III For examples, see:


a statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced


a concise statement which succinctly a general truth or idea, often using rhyme or balance


a figure of speech in which an author directly addresses an absent or imaginary person


a character type that occurs frequently in literature and myth


a statement of the meaning or main point of a literary work; an alignment of reasons compelling belief


an expression in which elements are presented in a series without conjunctions

balanced sentence

a sentence in which words, or phrases, are set off against each other, to emphasize a contrast


insincere, over sentimental, pathos


a statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed


expression that has been over used to an extent that its freshness has been worn off

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