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Mrs. Abt AP Terms Column 2

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ellipsis
replacement of words (...)
epigram
short saying, that usually contrasts
euphemism
gentler way of saying something
exposition
setting, time, place, introduction of characters; usually occurs at the beginning
extended metaphor
continuing metaphor
figurative language
simile, metaphor, personification, etc.
figure of speech
specific figurative language
generic conventions
always know, usual
genre
category (drama, prose, poetry)
grotesque
people or events characterized by disfigures
hermeneutics
study (theory) of definitions, interpreting words
homily
lecture, sermon
hyperbole
exaggeration, over statement
litotes
opposite of hyperbole, under statement
imagery
image with words
imperative
command
in media res
in the middle; story that starts in the middle
inference/infer
to draw a conclusion
invective
abusive language
irony
dramatic irony (audience knows something the character does not), situational irony (opposite of what it suspected), and verbal irony (wit)
jargon
special language of a profession or group
language
form of communication
omniscient narrator
know thoughts and feelings of all characters
limited omniscient narrator
know thoughts and feelings of one person
literal
accurate/exact definition
loose sentence
informal, relaxed; main idea at the beginning of the sentence
lyrical
song-like, subjective, emotional, imagination
metonymy
reference to something through something else
modify
limit/restrict meaning
foil
opposite of the main character