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10 terms

AP Literature Unit 10

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Anachronism
something located at a time when it could not have existed or occurred
Anecdote
short account of an incident (especially a biographical one)
Catharsis
(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
Foil
anything that serves by contrast to call attention to another thing's good qualities
Parody
humorous or satirical mimicry
Pathos
a quality that arouses emotions (especially pity or sorrow)
Rhyme Scheme
the pattern of rhyme in a poem
Visual Rhyme
when the words look like, rather than sound like, they could rhyme
Soliloquy
a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections
Stream of Consciousness
narrative mode that seeks to portray an individual's point of view by giving the written equivalent of the character's thought processes, either in a loose interior monologue, or in connection to his or her actions