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AP English Literature Terms
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
235 terms
AP English 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…
60 terms
AP English Literature
brevity
irony
synecdoche
paradox
briefness or conciseness in speech or writing
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually…
A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (as…
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or a…
brevity
briefness or conciseness in speech or writing
irony
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually…
235 terms
AP English 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…
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…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
204 terms
AP English 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…
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…
67 terms
English AP Literature
Conceit
The Petrarchan conceit
Example of the Petrarchan conceit
The metaphysical conceit
Figure of speech, usually a simile or metaphor, forming an in…
hyperbolic comparison made by a suffering lover of his love t…
my love --> like the ocean
sets up an analogy between entity's spiritual qualities and a…
Conceit
Figure of speech, usually a simile or metaphor, forming an in…
The Petrarchan conceit
hyperbolic comparison made by a suffering lover of his love t…
57 terms
AP English Literature Exam Review
epic
litotes
A.D. 449
Fate and Fame
a long narrative poem about a hero who embodies a culture's v…
A figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which a…
the year that the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes (three Germanic t…
key elements of Anglo-Saxon belief. The first (Wyrd) is inesc…
epic
a long narrative poem about a hero who embodies a culture's v…
litotes
A figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which a…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
235 terms
AP English 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…
30 terms
AP English Literature Poetry Terms
consonance
assonance
alliteration
parallelism
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in c…
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close…
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
Phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed…
consonance
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in c…
assonance
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close…
AP English Literature Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand…
repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words t…
reference to someone or something that is known from history,…
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 in words t…
95 terms
KHS AP English Literature Vocabulary Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
A story or poem in which characters, settings, and events sta…
Repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds at the beg…
A reference to a person, event, or work of art that is known…
Deliberately suggesting two or more different, and sometimes…
Allegory
A story or poem in which characters, settings, and events sta…
Alliteration
Repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds at the beg…
45 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
act
allegory
alliteration
An abstract term is a general term, referring to a broad conc…
The major sub-unit into which the action of a play is divided…
A literary work that portrays abstract ideas concretely. Char…
Repetition of initial consonant sounds... World Wide Web or Big…
abstract
An abstract term is a general term, referring to a broad conc…
act
The major sub-unit into which the action of a play is divided…
AP English Literature Terms
asyndeton
apostrophe
assonance
apposition
commas used w/o conjunction to separate a series of words (i.…
calling out to an object or an abstract idea (i.e. the wind)
repetition of vowel sounds
when elements that are an explanation of the something stated…
asyndeton
commas used w/o conjunction to separate a series of words (i.…
apostrophe
calling out to an object or an abstract idea (i.e. the wind)
20 terms
AP English Literature Drama Terms
Aside
Monologue
Soliloquy
Allusion
A remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended…
(n.) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
A dramatic speech, revealing inner thoughts and feelings, spo…
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or i…
Aside
A remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended…
Monologue
(n.) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
60 terms
AP English Literature Tone Words
aloof
apathetic
ambivalent
audacious
not emotionally involved, at a distance
uncaring
having mixed feelings
recklessly bold or contemptuous
aloof
not emotionally involved, at a distance
apathetic
uncaring
24 terms
Hamlet (AP English Literature)
Setting
Hamlet
Claudius
Gertrude
Castle Elsinore in Denmark
Son of the dead king/Prince of Denmark
Brother of the dead king
Hamlet's mother who remarries her husband's brother
Setting
Castle Elsinore in Denmark
Hamlet
Son of the dead king/Prince of Denmark
34 terms
AP English Literature Literary Terms
Allusion
Dramatic Irony
Situational Irony
Verbal Irony
A brief reference to a literary, mythological, famous, or his…
when a reader or viewer knows something that a character does…
when something happens that the reader or character does not…
when someone says one thing but means another
Allusion
A brief reference to a literary, mythological, famous, or his…
Dramatic Irony
when a reader or viewer knows something that a character does…
235 terms
AP English 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…
78 terms
Terms- AP English Literature
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anachronism
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
A person, scene, event, or other element in literature that f…
Allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
242 terms
AP English Literature Terms
allegory
alliteration
allusion
ambiguity
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
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…
a vagueness of meaning; a conscious lack of clarity meant to…
allegory
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
alliteration
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
235 terms
AP English 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…
213 terms
The Giant List of Terms for AP English Literature
abstract
act
allegory
alliteration
(n) a general term, referring to a broad concept as opposed t…
(n) a major subunit into which a play is divided. The number…
(n) "A story or visual image with a second distinct meaning p…
(n) Repetition of initial consonant sounds... ex: wondrous weepi…
abstract
(n) a general term, referring to a broad concept as opposed t…
act
(n) a major subunit into which a play is divided. The number…
90 terms
AP English Literature Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Ambiguity
Anaphora
A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
same constant at the beginning of words ex. Marilyn Monroe
When the author is unclear/leaves out an event, so the reader…
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of lines of a…
Allegory
A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
Alliteration
same constant at the beginning of words ex. Marilyn Monroe
102 terms
AP English Literature Terms
devices of sound
style
point of view
theme
the techniques of deploying the sound of words, especially in…
the characteristic manner of expression of an author; include…
any of several possible vantage points from which a story is…
the main thought expressed by a work; meaning of the work as…
devices of sound
the techniques of deploying the sound of words, especially in…
style
the characteristic manner of expression of an author; include…
48 terms
AP English 3 Literature Terms
diction
syntax
theme
thesis
word choice
sentence structure
central meaning or dominant idea in a literary work
sentence that states the author's opinion on a topic
diction
word choice
syntax
sentence structure
30 terms
AP English Literature Terms
bard
bathos
belle-lettres
bibliography
a poet, in olden times, a performer who told heroic stories t…
the use of insincere or overdone sentimentality
the French term for the world of books, criticism, and litera…
a list of works cited or otherwise relevant to a subject or o…
bard
a poet, in olden times, a performer who told heroic stories t…
bathos
the use of insincere or overdone sentimentality
31 terms
AP English Allusions - Literature
Babbitt
Brobdingnagian
Bumble
Cinderella
a self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
gigantic, enormous, on a large scale, enlarged... L: after Brobd…
to speak or behave clumsily or faltering, to make a humming o…
one who gains affluence or recognition after obscurity and ne…
Babbitt
a self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
Brobdingnagian
gigantic, enormous, on a large scale, enlarged... L: after Brobd…
184 terms
Close Reading AP English Literature (AP 4)
Inference
Archetype
Antagonist
Protagonist
opinion with evidence to support
an original pattern or model from which all other things of t…
person who opposes the protagonist
the hero or main character
Inference
opinion with evidence to support
Archetype
an original pattern or model from which all other things of t…
66 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
apostrophe
assonance
apposition
unable to be touched, not concrete
calling out to an object or an abstract idea (i.e. the wind)
repetition of vowel sounds
when elements that are an explanation of the something stated…
abstract
unable to be touched, not concrete
apostrophe
calling out to an object or an abstract idea (i.e. the wind)
AP English Literature Poetic Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Antithesis
Apostrophe
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
the opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
A prayer like figure of speech that directly addresses an abs…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
6 terms
AP English Literature #1
unruly
disdain
blemish
fleeting
disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or c…
consider to be unworthy of one's consideration
a small mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something
lasting for a very short time
unruly
disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or c…
disdain
consider to be unworthy of one's consideration
AP English Literature Stems
PERplex
COpious
TRAverse(trans)
BIBLIOphile
through
together
across
book
PERplex
through
COpious
together
235 terms
AP English 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…
65 terms
Mythological Allusions AP English Literature
Achilles' Heel
Adonis
Aeolian
Apollo
today, the spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a perso…
handsome young man; Aphrodite loved him
anything pertaining to wind; god who was Keeper of the Wind
a physically perfect male; the God of music and light: known…
Achilles' Heel
today, the spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a perso…
Adonis
handsome young man; Aphrodite loved him
109 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
ad hominem argument
allegory
allusion
analogy
"against the man"; a general category of fallacies in which a…
An extended comparison where many elements of a story stands…
A brief or indirect reference to a person, place, thing, or i…
A comparison to a directly parallel case
ad hominem argument
"against the man"; a general category of fallacies in which a…
allegory
An extended comparison where many elements of a story stands…
AP English Literature Terms
asyndeton
apostrophe
assonance
apposition
commas used w/o conjunction to separate a series of words (i.…
calling out to an object or an abstract idea (i.e. the wind)
repetition of vowel sounds
when elements that are an explanation of the something stated…
asyndeton
commas used w/o conjunction to separate a series of words (i.…
apostrophe
calling out to an object or an abstract idea (i.e. the wind)
6 terms
AP English Literature #3
tribulation
concede
implore
temporal
something to be endured or suffered through
surrender or yield, to admit after resisting
to beg earnestly
pertaining to time, fleeting, relating to the physical rather…
tribulation
something to be endured or suffered through
concede
surrender or yield, to admit after resisting
6 terms
AP English Literature #2
incessant
sift
pragmatic
affable
(of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without paus…
examine (something) thoroughly so as to isolate that which is…
dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that…
friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to
incessant
(of something regarded as unpleasant) continuing without paus…
sift
examine (something) thoroughly so as to isolate that which is…
AP English Literature #5
Enervating
Arid
Prosaic
Denouement
Physically weakening, impairs one's strength
Dry, uninteresting
Dull, mundane (of prose?)
Unravelling of events (act 5 of shakespeare)
Enervating
Physically weakening, impairs one's strength
Arid
Dry, uninteresting
235 terms
AP English 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…
235 terms
AP English 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 English Literature Biblical Allusions
Abraham and Sarah
Adam and Eve
Anti-Christ/Armaggedon
Babylon
He is the first patriarch of Judaism (first person to accept…
the first man and woman; she's created from a rib taken from…
the Anti-Christ is the antagonist of Christ who will appear b…
an ancient city of Mesopotamia known for its wealth, luxury,…
Abraham and Sarah
He is the first patriarch of Judaism (first person to accept…
Adam and Eve
the first man and woman; she's created from a rib taken from…
AP English Literature- Tone
Austere
Corpulent
Derisive
Effeminate
severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance
(of a person) fat
expressing contempt or ridicule
(of a man) having or showing characteristics regarded as typi…
Austere
severe or strict in manner, attitude, or appearance
Corpulent
(of a person) fat
AP English Literature vocabulary
Abstract
Accent
Allegory
Alliteration
A complex style that discusses intangible qualities like good…
In poetry, this refers to the stressed portion (syllable) of…
A story in which each aspect has a symbolic meaning outside t…
The repetition of initial consonant sound
Abstract
A complex style that discusses intangible qualities like good…
Accent
In poetry, this refers to the stressed portion (syllable) of…
Ap English Literature- Symbol
Confound
Curate
Ethereal
Gambol
confuse; puzzle
N. a person authorized to conduct religious worship... V. to se…
extremely delicate and light in a way that seems too perfect…
Frolic; skip or leap playfully
Confound
confuse; puzzle
Curate
N. a person authorized to conduct religious worship... V. to se…
AP English Literature
Choleric
Ribald
Sardonic
Morose
Easily moved to often unreasonable or excessive anger: hot te…
Referring to sex in a rude, amusing way; characterized by or…
Showing you disapprove of or do not like someone or something
Very serious, unhappy, and quiet; marked by or expressive of…
Choleric
Easily moved to often unreasonable or excessive anger: hot te…
Ribald
Referring to sex in a rude, amusing way; characterized by or…
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