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72 terms
English Literature and Composition AP
theme
verisimilitude
tone
diction
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or…
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probabl…
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that…
a writer's or speaker's choice of words
theme
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or…
verisimilitude
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probabl…
215 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
adage
allegory
alliteration
allusion
A saying that becomes widely accepted as truth over time. Usu…
A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underly…
The repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
A reference to a person, place, or event meant to create an e…
adage
A saying that becomes widely accepted as truth over time. Usu…
allegory
A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underly…
198 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Antagonist
Catharsis
Climax
Conflict
Any force aligned against the protagonist
Purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
Opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters o…
Antagonist
Any force aligned against the protagonist
Catharsis
Purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
75 terms
AP English Literature & Composition
Allusion
Attitude
Details (also choice)
Devices of Sound
A reference in a work of literature to something outside the…
The disposition toward or opinion of a subject by a speaker,…
The individual items or parts that make up a larger picture o…
The techniques of deploying the sound of words, especially in…
Allusion
A reference in a work of literature to something outside the…
Attitude
The disposition toward or opinion of a subject by a speaker,…
55 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
antithesis
Apollonian
apostrophe
ballad
"They promised freedom but provided slavery."... "Ask not what y…
in contrast to Dionysian, it refers to the most noble, godlik…
speaker addresses person or personified thing not present (i.…
simple narrative verse telling a story that is sung or recite…
antithesis
"They promised freedom but provided slavery."... "Ask not what y…
Apollonian
in contrast to Dionysian, it refers to the most noble, godlik…
AP English Literature and Composition
Novel
Stereotype
Connotation
Syntax
A fictional narrative in prose.
Generalization, usually exaggerated, to describe a group.
The emotion or association that a word or phrase may arouse.
Ordering of words into meaningful verbal patterns such as phr…
Novel
A fictional narrative in prose.
Stereotype
Generalization, usually exaggerated, to describe a group.
105 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anapestic
A prose or poetic narrative in which the characters, behavior…
The sequential repetition of similar initial sound, usually a…
a reference to a literary or historical event, person, or pla…
a metrical foot in poetry that consists of two unstressed syl…
Allegory
A prose or poetic narrative in which the characters, behavior…
Alliteration
The sequential repetition of similar initial sound, usually a…
85 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
Abstract Language
Allegory
Alliteration
Anachronism
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
A narrative or description having a second meaning beneath th…
The repetition at close intervals of initial and identical co…
Assignment of something to a time when it was not in existenc…
Abstract Language
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
Allegory
A narrative or description having a second meaning beneath th…
72 terms
Ap English Literature and Composition
Allegory
Allusion
Anecdote
Antagonist
Narrative with multiple levels of meaning
Literary, historical, religious, mythological reference
Brief story or tale
Force opposing main character/protagonist
Allegory
Narrative with multiple levels of meaning
Allusion
Literary, historical, religious, mythological reference
69 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
allusion
archetype
ave maria
averted
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of somet…
the original pattern or model from which all things of the sa…
the first two words of the Latin version of a prayer in the R…
to turn away or aside.
allusion
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of somet…
archetype
the original pattern or model from which all things of the sa…
85 terms
AP English Literature & Composition
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anachronism
A narrative or description having a second "deeper" meaning b…
The repetition of a consonant sound in a line of poetry. The…
A reference to something in history, previous literature, the…
Something or someone that is not in its correct historical or…
Allegory
A narrative or description having a second "deeper" meaning b…
Alliteration
The repetition of a consonant sound in a line of poetry. The…
20 terms
AP English Literature & Composition
allocation
ascetic
beguile
crass (adj.)
the act of allocating
one who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation; absent…
to mislead, to trick or deceive
without delicacy
allocation
the act of allocating
ascetic
one who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation; absent…
35 terms
AP English Literature & Composition
Allocation
Ascetic
Beguile
Crass
...
...
...
...
Allocation
...
Ascetic
...
19 terms
AP English Literature & Composition
Allegory
Aphorism
Atmosphere
Conceit
The device of using character and/or story elememts symbolica…
A terse statement of known authorship which expresses a gener…
The emotional nod created by the entirety of a literally work…
A fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended met…
Allegory
The device of using character and/or story elememts symbolica…
Aphorism
A terse statement of known authorship which expresses a gener…
72 terms
English Literature and Composition AP
theme
verisimilitude
tone
diction
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or…
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probabl…
the quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that…
a writer's or speaker's choice of words
theme
a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or…
verisimilitude
the quality of appearing to be true, real, likely, or probabl…
57 terms
ap english literature and composition
erudite
saturnine
insensible
desiccate
learned, scholarly
gloomy
unconscious
dry up
erudite
learned, scholarly
saturnine
gloomy
80 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
abhorrent
cerebral
despondent
fawning
repugnant, repulsive, detestable, objectionable
intellectual, rational, logical, academic, analytically
hopeless, dejected, downcast, glum
flattering, submissive, toadying
abhorrent
repugnant, repulsive, detestable, objectionable
cerebral
intellectual, rational, logical, academic, analytically
75 terms
AP English Literature & Composition
Allusion
Attitude
Details
Devices of Sound
...
...
...
...
Allusion
...
Attitude
...
118 terms
AP English Literature & Composition
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anapestic
A universal symbol or personified abstraction
The sequential repetition of a similar initial sound
A reference to a literary or historical event, person, or place
A metrical foot in poetry that consistes of two unstressed sy…
Allegory
A universal symbol or personified abstraction
Alliteration
The sequential repetition of a similar initial sound
61 terms
AP English Literature & Composition
Antecedent
Ambiguity
Blank verse
Denotation
the word, phrase, or clause that a pronoun can replace.
uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language.
a poem with no rhyme but does have iambic pentameter.
The literal or primary meaning of a word
Antecedent
the word, phrase, or clause that a pronoun can replace.
Ambiguity
uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language.
75 terms
AP English Literature & Composition
Allusion
Attitude
Details (also choice)
Devices of Sound
A reference in a work of literature to something outside the…
The disposition toward or opinion of a subject by a speaker,…
The individual items or parts that make up a larger picture o…
The techniques of deploying the sound of words, especially in…
Allusion
A reference in a work of literature to something outside the…
Attitude
The disposition toward or opinion of a subject by a speaker,…
124 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
accent
allegory
alliteration
allusion
the stress given a syllable in pronunciation
an extended narrative in prose or verse in which characters,…
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words…
a reference to another work or famous figure assumed to be we…
accent
the stress given a syllable in pronunciation
allegory
an extended narrative in prose or verse in which characters,…
20 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
Brazen
Esoteric
Immutability
Imperialism
shameless or impudent
understood by or meant for only the select few who have speci…
inability to change
the policy of extending the rule or authority of an empire or…
Brazen
shameless or impudent
Esoteric
understood by or meant for only the select few who have speci…
129 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
Abstract
Academic
Accent
Aesthetic
Complex writing style that talks about intangible qualities l…
Describes style; dry and theoretical writing; seems to be suc…
Poetry; stressed portion of a word; matter of opinion (open t…
"appealing to the senses;" synonymous with artistic judgment;…
Abstract
Complex writing style that talks about intangible qualities l…
Academic
Describes style; dry and theoretical writing; seems to be suc…
37 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
conceit
assonance
apostrophe
allegory
central/strained metaphor that drives a poem or collection of…
repetition of vowel sounds
the addressing of a usually personified thing rhetorically: "…
narrative or description that has a second meaning beneath th…
conceit
central/strained metaphor that drives a poem or collection of…
assonance
repetition of vowel sounds
20 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
allegory
alliteration
allusion
anaphora
a literary form or approach in which objects, persons, and ac…
the repetition of identical initial consonant sounds
echoes or brief references to a literary or artistic work or…
use of a word referring to or replacing a word used earlier i…
allegory
a literary form or approach in which objects, persons, and ac…
alliteration
the repetition of identical initial consonant sounds
61 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
alliteration
assonance
consonance
cacophony
Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words placed ne…
Repeated vowel sounds in words placed near each other
Repeated consonant sounds at the ending of words placed near…
A discordant series of harsh, unpleasant sounds helps to conv…
alliteration
Repeated consonant sounds at the beginning of words placed ne…
assonance
Repeated vowel sounds in words placed near each other
80 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
Abhorrent
cerebral
despondent
fawning
repugnant,repulsive,detestable,objectionable
intellectual,rational,logical,academic,analytical
hopeless,dejected,downcast,glum
flattering,sycophantic,submissive,toadying
Abhorrent
repugnant,repulsive,detestable,objectionable
cerebral
intellectual,rational,logical,academic,analytical
42 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
adage
anachronism
antithesis
aphorism
A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
A person, scene, event, or other element in literature that f…
A rhetorical opposition or contrast of ideas by means of gram…
A short, forcefully expressive, concise statement of a genera…
adage
A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
anachronism
A person, scene, event, or other element in literature that f…
35 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
allegory
allusion
anecdote
antagonist
narrative with multiple levels of meaning
literary, historical, religious, mythological reference
brief story or tale
force opposing main character/protagonist
allegory
narrative with multiple levels of meaning
allusion
literary, historical, religious, mythological reference
35 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
Allegory
Allusion
Anecdote
Antagonost
narrative with multiple levels of meaning
literary, historical, religious, mythological reference
brief story or tale
force opposing main character/protagonist
Allegory
narrative with multiple levels of meaning
Allusion
literary, historical, religious, mythological reference
AP English Literature and Composition
Allegory
Alliteration
Analogy
Antagonist
A narrative or description having a second "deeper" meaning b…
The repetition of a consonant sound in a line of poetry. The…
A comparison based on a similarity between two things.
(1) Any force aligned against the protagonist; (2) Can be per…
Allegory
A narrative or description having a second "deeper" meaning b…
Alliteration
The repetition of a consonant sound in a line of poetry. The…
85 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
Abstract Language
Allegory
Alliteration
Anachronism
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
A narrative or description having a second meaning beneath th…
The repetition at close intervals of initial and identical co…
Assignment of something to a time when it was not in existenc…
Abstract Language
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
Allegory
A narrative or description having a second meaning beneath th…
57 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
adage
allegory
anachronism
antithesis
a saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
a story in which the narrative or characters carry an underly…
a person, scene, event, or other element in literature that f…
a rhetorical opposition or contrast of ideas by means of gram…
adage
a saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
allegory
a story in which the narrative or characters carry an underly…
39 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
Open form poetry
Free Verse
Prose Poetry
Closed Form Poetry
contains a lack of pattern where the content creates the form.
Poetry not tied to any pattern. Has no rhyme or meter.
is poetry written in prose instead of using verse but preserv…
Closed form poetry, also known as fixed form, consists of poe…
Open form poetry
contains a lack of pattern where the content creates the form.
Free Verse
Poetry not tied to any pattern. Has no rhyme or meter.
134 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
complex, writing that discusses intangible qualities like goo…
dry and theoretical writing
stressed portion of a word, often a matter of opinion
appealing to the senses
abstract
complex, writing that discusses intangible qualities like goo…
academic
dry and theoretical writing
233 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
A saying that becomes widely accepted as truth over time. Usu…
A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underly…
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 that becomes widely accepted as truth over time. Usu…
233 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
A saying that becomes widely accepted as truth over time. Usu…
A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underly…
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 that becomes widely accepted as truth over time. Usu…
124 terms
AP English Literature and Composition
accent
allegory
alliteration
allusion
the stress given a syllable in pronunciation
an extended narrative in prose or verse in which characters,…
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words…
a reference to another work or famous figure assumed to be we…
accent
the stress given a syllable in pronunciation
allegory
an extended narrative in prose or verse in which characters,…
73 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Terms
Accent
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
The emphasis or stress given a syllable in pronunciation
Narration or description representing specific abstractions o…
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Reference to a known "thing" in history or literature
Accent
The emphasis or stress given a syllable in pronunciation
Allegory
Narration or description representing specific abstractions o…
168 terms
2017 AP English Literature and Composition Literary Terms
Absolute
Adage
Ad Hominem Argument
Analogy
a word free from limitations or qualifications ("best", "all"…
a familiar proverb or wise saying
an argument attacking an individual's character rather than h…
a comparison of two different things that are similar in some…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications ("best", "all"…
Adage
a familiar proverb or wise saying
10 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Vocabulary List 1
pedantic
didactic
ominous
effusive
one who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules…
intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction a…
giving the impression that something bad or unpleasant is goi…
expressing feelings of gratitude, pleasure, or approval in an…
pedantic
one who is excessively concerned with minor details and rules…
didactic
intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction a…
86 terms
AP English Literature & Composition Vocabulary
age
am, amor
ambi, amb
ance, ancy
act of, state of, collection of
love, liking
both, around
action, process, state
age
act of, state of, collection of
am, amor
love, liking
101 terms
AP English Literature & Composition Vocabulary
Abate
Abdicate
Aberration
Abstain
Become less in amount or intensity.
Give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors.
A state or condition markedly different from the norm.
Choose not to consume.
Abate
Become less in amount or intensity.
Abdicate
Give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors.
215 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Abstract
Academic
Accent
Aesthetic
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
In poetry, the stressed portion of a word
Appealing to the senses; a coherent sense of taste.
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Academic
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
11 terms
AP Literature and English Composition Terms
genre
canon
oral literature
pragmatic reading
a type or category of works sharing particular formal or text…
much debated and ever-evovling list of the most highly and wi…
fables and folktales that circulated by word of mouth
"what will remain... after the reading"... (about reaching the d…
genre
a type or category of works sharing particular formal or text…
canon
much debated and ever-evovling list of the most highly and wi…
241 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Abstract
Aesthetic
Affable
Alleviate
Not applied to actual objects
Appreciation of beauty
Easy-going; friendly
To ease a pain or burden
Abstract
Not applied to actual objects
Aesthetic
Appreciation of beauty
73 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Vocab
Act
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
a major unit of action in a drama or play
a story in which people, things, and actions represent an ide…
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words…
a reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing i…
Act
a major unit of action in a drama or play
Allegory
a story in which people, things, and actions represent an ide…
20 terms
AP English Literature and Composition vocab
Allocation
Ascetic
Beguile
Crass
(Verb)- to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or alot…
(Noun)- a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit o…
(Verb used with object)- to influence by trickery, mislead, t…
(Adjective) without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity.
Allocation
(Verb)- to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or alot…
Ascetic
(Noun)- a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit o…
73 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Express
Allegory
Anapestic
Anaphora
Ancedote
A poetic narrative with multiple levels of meanings. ... A unive…
A metrical foot consisting of two unstressed syllables follow…
The regular repetition of the same word or phrase at the begg…
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
Allegory
A poetic narrative with multiple levels of meanings. ... A unive…
Anapestic
A metrical foot consisting of two unstressed syllables follow…
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