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AP Language and Composition Glossary 21-30

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Bard
A poet; in olden times, a performer who told heroic stories to musical accompaniment.
Bathos
Insincere or overdone sentimentality.
Belle-lettres
A French term for the world of books, criticism, and literature in general.
Bibliography
A list of works cited or otherwise relevant to a particular subject.
Bombast
Inflated, pretentious language.
Burlesque
A work of literature meant to ridicule a subject; a grotesque imitation.
Cacophony
Grating, inharmonious sounds.
Canon
The works considered most important in a national literature or period; works widely read and studied.
Caricature
A grotesque or exaggerated likeness of striking qualities in persons and things.
Carpe Diem
Literally, "seize the day"; "enjoy life while you can," a common theme in life and literature.