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List of Literary Terms (#11-20)

Terms from List of Literary Terms AP English III For examples, see:
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antithesis
a statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced
aphorism
a concise statement which succinctly a general truth or idea, often using rhyme or balance
apostrophe
a figure of speech in which an author directly addresses an absent or imaginary person
archetype
a character type that occurs frequently in literature and myth
argument
a statement of the meaning or main point of a literary work; an alignment of reasons compelling belief
asyndeton
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
bathos
insincere, over sentimental, pathos
chiasmus
a statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed
cliche
expression that has been over used to an extent that its freshness has been worn off