Study sets matching "ap american lit"

Study sets
Classes
Users

Study sets matching "ap american lit"

54 terms
Pre-AP American Literature
indignant
perfidious
sanguine
enervating
angry; resentful; outraged; annoyed
disloyal
optimistic; cheerful; hopeful
tiring, weakening
indignant
angry; resentful; outraged; annoyed
perfidious
disloyal
85 terms
AP Language & American Literature Terms
diction
figurative language
rhetoric
rhetorical devices
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
the art of presenting ideas in a clear, effective, and persua…
literary techniques used to heighten the effectiveness of exp…
diction
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
figurative language
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
25 terms
AP American Literature Vocabulary
Debilitate
Sanctimonious
Dogmatic
Quell
To impair the strength of, to weaken
Feigning piety or righteousness
Stubbornly attached to insufficiently proven beliefs
To put down by force, to suppress
Debilitate
To impair the strength of, to weaken
Sanctimonious
Feigning piety or righteousness
75 terms
AP American Literature Terms
Abstract
Adage
Allegory
Alliteration
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
Abstract
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
Adage
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
AP American Literature Vocabulary
Circumspect
Perspicacious
Pragmatic
Didactic
Careful, prudent and discreet
Shrewd and clear-sighted
Practical
Intrusive
Circumspect
Careful, prudent and discreet
Perspicacious
Shrewd and clear-sighted
AP American Literature Vocabulary
Abstract
Cacophonous
Discordant
Enhance
Theoretical
harsh sounding
conflicting; dissonant or harsh in sound
(v.) to raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or de…
Abstract
Theoretical
Cacophonous
harsh sounding
33 terms
AP American Literature: Appeals
Ad Hominem (Personal Attack)
Example of Ad Hominem
Bandwagon Fallacy
Example of Bandwagon Fallacy
an argument in which you offer premises that you the arguer d…
William Dembski argues that modern biology supports the idea…
arguments that appeal to the growing popularity of an idea as…
Increasingly, people are coming to believe that Eastern relig…
Ad Hominem (Personal Attack)
an argument in which you offer premises that you the arguer d…
Example of Ad Hominem
William Dembski argues that modern biology supports the idea…
Vocabulary AP American Literature
Abhor
Amicable
Benevolent
Camaraderie
To really hate
Agreeable
Friendly, helpful
Togetherness, trust, group dynamic of trust
Abhor
To really hate
Amicable
Agreeable
AP American Literature Vocabulary
Haughty
Visage
Flagrant
Spectral
Blatantly and disdainfully proud
The face, countenance, or appearance of a person
Conspicuously offensive
Of, relating to, or a suggesting a specter; ghostly
Haughty
Blatantly and disdainfully proud
Visage
The face, countenance, or appearance of a person
78 terms
AP American Literature Terms
Alliteration
Allusion
Amplification
Anadiplosis
The recurrence of initial consonant sound.
A short informal reference to a famous person or event
Repeating a word or expression while adding more detail to it…
Repeats the last word of one phrase, clause, or sentence at o…
Alliteration
The recurrence of initial consonant sound.
Allusion
A short informal reference to a famous person or event
14 terms
AP American Literature Final
Captain Anthony
Colonel Edward Lloyd
Lucretia Auld
Captain Thomas Auld
Douglass's first master and probably his father. Anthony is t…
Captain Anthony's boss and Douglass's first owner. Colonel Ll…
Captain Anthony's daughter and Thomas Auld's wife. After Capt…
Lucretia Auld's husband and Hugh Auld's brother. Thomas Auld…
Captain Anthony
Douglass's first master and probably his father. Anthony is t…
Colonel Edward Lloyd
Captain Anthony's boss and Douglass's first owner. Colonel Ll…
AP Language & American Literature Terms
diction
figurative language
rhetoric
rhetorical devices
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
the art of presenting ideas in a clear, effective, and persua…
literary techniques used to heighten the effectiveness of exp…
diction
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
figurative language
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
AP American Literature Vocabulary
Circumspect
Perspicacious
Pragmatic
Didactic
Careful, prudent and discreet
Shrewd and clear-sighted
Practical
Intrusive
Circumspect
Careful, prudent and discreet
Perspicacious
Shrewd and clear-sighted
AP American Literature Literary Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Transcendentalism
Allusion
noun.... story or poem in which characters, settings, and events…
noun.... repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in w…
noun. nineteenth century movement in the Romantic tradition,…
noun.... reference to someone or something that is known from hi…
Allegory
noun.... story or poem in which characters, settings, and events…
Alliteration
noun.... repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in w…
35 terms
AP American Literature - The Mysterious Stranger
year and town of story?
Theodor
Satan
Nikolaus Bauman
this story takes place in: ... Eseldorf, Austria, in 1590 during…
narrator/main character of the story... ends up being a "mere th…
the nephew of the actual angel who fell from heaven. ... An ange…
son of the principal judge of the local court. He is later do…
year and town of story?
this story takes place in: ... Eseldorf, Austria, in 1590 during…
Theodor
narrator/main character of the story... ends up being a "mere th…
88 terms
AP American Literature: Syntax Terms
Declarative
Imperative
Interrogative
Exclamatory
Assertive statement
Authoritive command
asks a question
expresses emotion
Declarative
Assertive statement
Imperative
Authoritive command
144 terms
AP American Literature Literary Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Transcendentalism
Allusion
noun.... story or poem in which characters, settings, and events…
noun.... repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in w…
noun. nineteenth century movement in the Romantic tradition,…
noun.... reference to someone or something that is known from hi…
Allegory
noun.... story or poem in which characters, settings, and events…
Alliteration
noun.... repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in w…
31 terms
AP American Literature Unit 2
Ralph Waldo Emmerson (Self-Reliance)
Ralph Waldo Emmerson (Self-Reliance)
Ralph Waldo Emmerson (Self-Reliance)
Ralph Waldo Emmerson (Self-Reliance)
"To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true fo…
"A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light w…
"The power which resides in him is new in nature, and none bu…
"The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is i…
Ralph Waldo Emmerson (Self-Reliance)
"To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true fo…
Ralph Waldo Emmerson (Self-Reliance)
"A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam of light w…
AP American Literature Rhetorical Terms
Argument
Rhetoric
Rhetorical Effect
Persona
Author's opinion/belief/POV normally supported by evidence
The art of persuasion
Intellectual, emotional or psychological impact on the reader
A character created by an author to represent himself
Argument
Author's opinion/belief/POV normally supported by evidence
Rhetoric
The art of persuasion
83 terms
AP American Literature Rhetorical Terms
Diction
Figurative Language
Rhetoric
Rhetorical devices
the word choices made by a writer... such as: formal, semi forma…
language employing one or more figures of speech... such as: sim…
the art of presenting ideas in a clear, effective, and persua…
literary techniques used to heighten the effectiveness of exp…
Diction
the word choices made by a writer... such as: formal, semi forma…
Figurative Language
language employing one or more figures of speech... such as: sim…
AP Language & American Literature Terms
diction
figurative language
rhetoric
rhetorical devices
the word choices made by a writer (can be described as: forma…
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
the art of presenting ideas in a clear, effective, and persua…
literary techniques used to heighten the effectiveness of exp…
diction
the word choices made by a writer (can be described as: forma…
figurative language
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
10 terms
AP lang and comp: american literature
realism
components of realism
naturalism
components of naturalism
the representation of art (including literature) of the detai…
1) settings: realistically show real- life conditions for peo…
attempts to apply specific principles of objectivity and deta…
1) philosophy: "virtue and vice are products like vitriol and…
realism
the representation of art (including literature) of the detai…
components of realism
1) settings: realistically show real- life conditions for peo…
145 terms
Worrall- AP Literary Terms and American Literature Movements
allegory
alliteration
allusion
ambiguity
story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand…
repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds
reference to something else (usually in literature)
deliberately suggesting two or more different, and sometimes…
allegory
story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand…
alliteration
repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds
AP LANGUAGE/AMERICAN LITERATURE FALLACIES
appeal for sympathy
bandwagon
appeal to tradition
slippery slope
ignores the real issue by emotional appeal
(appeal to the crowd or masses) this is when a statement is a…
this says that we should continue to do things as we have don…
(scare tactics) suggests that one step will inevitably lead t…
appeal for sympathy
ignores the real issue by emotional appeal
bandwagon
(appeal to the crowd or masses) this is when a statement is a…
Ap Lang Native American Literature
Jonathan Edwards
Anne Bradstreet
Olaudah Equiano
William Byrd
"The Great Awakening"
"Upon the Burning of our house" "The author to her book"
"Slave Ship Experience
"History of the Dividing Line"
Jonathan Edwards
"The Great Awakening"
Anne Bradstreet
"Upon the Burning of our house" "The author to her book"
29 terms
AP English Early American Literature
Provoke
Melancholy
Inconceivable
Style
To anger
Sad ... Gloomy... Sorrowful
Unimaginable ... Beyond understanding
How the author chooses to write ... Word choice
Provoke
To anger
Melancholy
Sad ... Gloomy... Sorrowful
87 terms
AP American Literature- Rhetorical Devices
Diction
Figurative language
Rhetoric
Rhetorical devices
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
the art of presenting ideas in a clear, effective, and persua…
literary techniques used to heighten the effectiveness of exp…
Diction
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
Figurative language
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
84 terms
AP American Literature- Rhetorical Devices
Diction
Figurative language
Rhetoric
Rhetorical devices
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
the art of presenting ideas in a clear, effective, and persua…
literary techniques used to heighten the effectiveness of exp…
Diction
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
Figurative language
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
AP Lit. Packet "American Literature"
1607-1776
1765-1790
1775-1828
1828-1865
Colonial Period... -founding of Jamestown to American Revolution…
The Revolutionary Period... -greatest docs. authored... -Thomas Pai…
The Early National Period... -literature that could be... truly id…
The Romantic Period (American Renaissance/Age of Transcendent…
1607-1776
Colonial Period... -founding of Jamestown to American Revolution…
1765-1790
The Revolutionary Period... -greatest docs. authored... -Thomas Pai…
159 terms
AP Early American Literature Exam
Native American Literature
Types of Native American Literature
Explorer's account
Types Puritan Writings
talked mostly of respecting nature
myths, legends, and folktales
mostly of the adventures they had while exploring
theological studies, hymns, histories, biographies, and autob…
Native American Literature
talked mostly of respecting nature
Types of Native American Literature
myths, legends, and folktales
37 terms
AP American Literature Final Review
anadiplosis
anastrophe
caesura
enjambment
It refers to the repetition of a word or words in successive…
the inversion of the usual order of words or clauses.... Ex: Exc…
pauses in speech
a thought or sense, phrase or clause in a line of poetry that…
anadiplosis
It refers to the repetition of a word or words in successive…
anastrophe
the inversion of the usual order of words or clauses.... Ex: Exc…
15 terms
Pre-AP American Literature - Vocab List #4
contiguous
conciliatory
credible
exonerate
sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile.
capable of being believed; plausible.
to free from blame.
contiguous
sharing an edge or boundary; touching.
conciliatory
appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile.
2nd ap language (American literature)
Precarious
Autonomy
Audacious
Prodigal
Not secure in place; uncertain
Independence; ability to act alone
Daring; Bold
Wastefully extravagant; financially reckless
Precarious
Not secure in place; uncertain
Autonomy
Independence; ability to act alone
Vocab Lesson #4 AP American Literature
celibate
censure
cessation
chaff
abstaining from sex
to criticize sharply
a stopping; discountinuance
worthless matter
celibate
abstaining from sex
censure
to criticize sharply
1 ap language ( American literature)
Censure (v)
Innocuous
Monotonous
Abiding
To express severe disapproval
Harmless or inoffensive (antonym = noxious/toxic)
Boring/routine/mundane
Lasting in memory (antonym= temporary/ephemeral)
Censure (v)
To express severe disapproval
Innocuous
Harmless or inoffensive (antonym = noxious/toxic)
81 terms
AP American Literature: Rhetoric Devices
apostrophe
example of apostrophe
maxim
example of maxim
when the author or speaker detaches themselves from reality a…
twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are
thought with moralistic values that intends to motivate indiv…
it's better to be safe than sorry
apostrophe
when the author or speaker detaches themselves from reality a…
example of apostrophe
twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are
75 terms
Vocabulary Words for Gray Pre-AP American Literature
abet -v
anarchronism-n
baroque-adj
chicanery-n
encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or…
highly ornate and extravagant in style
the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial, or leg…
abet -v
encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong
anarchronism-n
something or someone that is not in its correct historical or…
75 terms
American Literature
Nathaniel Ward
The Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America
John Smith
John Smith
The Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America
Early pamphlet warning New Englanders about the danger of rel…
Admiral of New England. He was an English soldier, explorer,…
He was a leader of the Virginia Colony (based at Jamestown) b…
Nathaniel Ward
The Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America
The Simple Cobbler of Aggawam in America
Early pamphlet warning New Englanders about the danger of rel…
31 terms
AP LITERATURE: Allusions (Literature)
Babbit
Brobdingnag
Bumble
Cinderella
Story: George Babbitt was the protagonist of the satirical no…
Story: a place of giants visited in Gullivar's Travels by swi…
Story: Mr. Bumble is in Dickens's Oliver Twist and is a minor…
Meaning:(1) a person or thing that is undeservedly neglected…
Babbit
Story: George Babbitt was the protagonist of the satirical no…
Brobdingnag
Story: a place of giants visited in Gullivar's Travels by swi…
101 terms
AP Literature
allegory
alliteration
allusion
anaphora
story or poem that can be used to reveal a hidden meaning
beginning of same letter or sound in closely connected words
indirect of passing reference
repetition in first part of a sentence , to have an artistic…
allegory
story or poem that can be used to reveal a hidden meaning
alliteration
beginning of same letter or sound in closely connected words
62 terms
AP American Literature: Tone Words quiz
admiring
subdued
angry
contemptuous
to adore, appreciate, cherish
hushed, muted, restrained
upset, bitter, furious
condescending, disrespectful, insulting
admiring
to adore, appreciate, cherish
subdued
hushed, muted, restrained
85 terms
AP Language and Composition/ American Literature Techniques
Diction
Figurative language
Rhetoric
Rhetorical devices
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
the art of presenting ideas in a clear, effective, and persua…
literary techniques used to heighten the effectiveness of exp…
Diction
the word choices made by a writer (diction can be described a…
Figurative language
language employing one or more figures of speech (simile, met…
American Literature Periods - AP English III
Pre-Columbian Period
Colonial Literature
Enlightenment/Age of Reason
Romanticism
18th Century-... Before the arrival of Europeans and Africans on…
17th Century-... era of "First Encounters" (European,... Native Ame…
18th Century-... Science, logic, reason valued over emotion & fa…
1800-1865-... Fascination with and/or tendency to idealize:... Emot…
Pre-Columbian Period
18th Century-... Before the arrival of Europeans and Africans on…
Colonial Literature
17th Century-... era of "First Encounters" (European,... Native Ame…
6 terms
Pre-AP american literature vocab set 1
didactic (adj)
insinuate (verb)
rhetoric (noun)
ascertain (v)
instructive
to imply or communicate stealthily
the art of using language effectively and persuasively
to find out, as through investigation experimentation
didactic (adj)
instructive
insinuate (verb)
to imply or communicate stealthily
175 terms
AP American Literature Unit 1 Quotes
Olaudah Equiano (Chapter I)
Olaudah Equiano (Chapter I)
Olaudah Equiano (Chapter I)
Olaudah Equiano (Chapter I)
"I believe there are few events in my life, which have not ha…
"The distance of this province from the capital of Benin and…
"The manners and government of a people who have little comme…
"I remember a man was brought before my father, and the other…
Olaudah Equiano (Chapter I)
"I believe there are few events in my life, which have not ha…
Olaudah Equiano (Chapter I)
"The distance of this province from the capital of Benin and…
AP American Literature Vocab Lesson #3
bombast
bona fide
boor
bovine
impressive but meaningless language
in good faith
a rude or impolite person
pertaining to cows or cattle
bombast
impressive but meaningless language
bona fide
in good faith
AP American Literature Lesson One Vocabulary
adroit
adulterate
adventitious
aegis
skillful, clever
to make impure; contaminate
accidental; nonessential
a shield; protection; sponsorship
adroit
skillful, clever
adulterate
to make impure; contaminate
AP American Literature Vocab Lesson #2
antipathy
antithesis
badinage
banal
an intense dislike
an exact opposite; an opposite extreme
playful, teasing talk
common, ordinary
antipathy
an intense dislike
antithesis
an exact opposite; an opposite extreme
American Literature
Transcendentalism
Civil and Post war period
Realism
Regionalism
A literary movement which focused on true reality being spiri…
A demand for a truer type of literature that doesn't idealize…
Focusing on real world issues & cultural problems
Focused on certain places in the country
Transcendentalism
A literary movement which focused on true reality being spiri…
Civil and Post war period
A demand for a truer type of literature that doesn't idealize…
AP American Literature Quarter 2 Vocabulary
Comedy of Manners
Conceit
Confessional Poetry
Couplet
a comedy that satirizes behavior in a particular social group…
an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poet…
emphasizes the intimate, and sometimes unflattering, informat…
two lines of verse, usually in the same meter and joined by r…
Comedy of Manners
a comedy that satirizes behavior in a particular social group…
Conceit
an extended metaphor with a complex logic that governs a poet…
1 of 10