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AP Literature Vocabulary List #1
The basics, pretty much stuff you should already know...
(grammar) an expression including a subject and predicate but not constituting a complete sentence
the decisive moment in a novel or play
compare and contrast
finding similarities and differences between 2 things
feelings of excessive pride
a highly specific, particular, often real, actual or tangible detail; opposite of abstract
an idea that is implied or suggested
the property of sounding harmonious
a serious examination and judgment of something
someone who is critical of the motives of others
reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
the most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression
the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
graphic, exact, and accurate presentation of the characteristics of a person, place or thing
deus ex machina
any active agent who appears unexpectedly to solve and insoluble difficulty
the manner in which something is expressed in words
instructive (especially excessively)
a turning aside (of your course or attention or concern)
of or relating to or worshipping Dionysus
(theater) irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
a mournful poem