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AP English Terms
metaphor
simile
personification
synecdoche
comparison of two seemingly unlike things
comparison using like or as
characteristics of humans given to non-humans
giving the part for the whole
metaphor
comparison of two seemingly unlike things
simile
comparison using like or as
17 terms
AP English
dilapidate
susceptible
compromise
benevolent
to fall into ruin or decay
capable of being affected emotionally; impressionable
something intermediate between different things
characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings
dilapidate
to fall into ruin or decay
susceptible
capable of being affected emotionally; impressionable
55 terms
AP English Literary Elements
alliteration
allusion
allegory
anaphora
Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event.
A story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
A rhetorical figure of repetition in which the same word or p…
alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
allusion
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event.
20 terms
Hitchings English AP #4
rake
crux
inquest
matriarchy
scratch over the surface of something
an essential or pivotal point; a perplexing difficulty
an investigation; an inquiry
a society where the mother is the head of the family and desc…
rake
scratch over the surface of something
crux
an essential or pivotal point; a perplexing difficulty
90 terms
AP English
Antithesis
Oxymoron
Sarcasm
Synecdoche
the presentation of two contrasting images. The ideas are bal…
From the Greek for "pointedly foolish," ___ is a figure of sp…
from the Greek meaning "to tear flesh," ___ involves bitter,…
. a figure of speech that utilizes a part as representative o…
Antithesis
the presentation of two contrasting images. The ideas are bal…
Oxymoron
From the Greek for "pointedly foolish," ___ is a figure of sp…
30 terms
AP English Vocab 1-30
Aberration
Abeyance
Acerbic
Acuity
Different than what is normal, usual, or expected. (Usually u…
Temporary suspension or inactivity.
Harsh or severe. (Speaking)... Sour or bitter. (Taste)
Sharpness in thought, vision, or hearing.
Aberration
Different than what is normal, usual, or expected. (Usually u…
Abeyance
Temporary suspension or inactivity.
64 terms
AP English Rhetorical Terms
Tone
Deductive
Inductive
Premise
The general character or attitude of a piece of writing
Top Down, Starts with thesis/hypothesis and then is proven
Goes from General to Specific: Starts with a question and the…
Put forward as a truth but is opinion.
Tone
The general character or attitude of a piece of writing
Deductive
Top Down, Starts with thesis/hypothesis and then is proven
10 terms
AP English
Intrepid
Venerable
Querulous
Sagacity
ADJ Bold, fearless
ADJ respected because of age or impress dignity
ADJ complaining, irritable SYN petulant, carping
N foresight, discernment or keen perception; ability to make…
Intrepid
ADJ Bold, fearless
Venerable
ADJ respected because of age or impress dignity
40 terms
AP English
Connotation
Denotation
Imagery
Allusion
the interpretive level or a word based on its associated imag…
the literal or dictionary meaning of a word
the sensory details or figurative language used to describe,…
A reference contained in a work
Connotation
the interpretive level or a word based on its associated imag…
Denotation
the literal or dictionary meaning of a word
66 terms
AP English
connotation
denotation
diction
syntax
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word sugge…
The dictionary definition of a word
A writer's or speaker's choice of words
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed se…
connotation
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word sugge…
denotation
The dictionary definition of a word
171 terms
AP English Literary Terms
Interpretation
Analysis
Denotation
Connotation
process of examining details of something in order to make se…
examination of the parts of something to discover relationshi…
the object or idea-the referent-that a word represents
the subjective, emotional associations that a word has for a…
Interpretation
process of examining details of something in order to make se…
Analysis
examination of the parts of something to discover relationshi…
26 terms
AP English Language Mythological Allusions
Achilles' heel
Adonis
Apollo
Atlantean
MEANING: one spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a per…
MEANING: a handsome young man... ORIGIN: Aphrodite loved him and…
MEANING: a physically perfect male... ORIGIN: the God of music a…
MEANING: strong like Atlas... ORIGIN: Atlas carried the globe (w…
Achilles' heel
MEANING: one spot that is most vulnerable; one weakness a per…
Adonis
MEANING: a handsome young man... ORIGIN: Aphrodite loved him and…
108 terms
AP English
alliteration
allusion
analogy
anaphora
The repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning o…
An indirect reference, often to another text or a historic ev…
An extended comparison between two seemingly dissimilar things
The repetition of words at the beginning of successive clauses
alliteration
The repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning o…
allusion
An indirect reference, often to another text or a historic ev…
50 terms
AP English Vocab Words
self-deprecating (adj)
self-aggrandizing (adj)
hubris (n)
enigma (n)/enigmatic (adj)
modest, humble, lacking in confidence.
thinking highly of yourself, arrogant, proud.
excessive pride that leads to a downfall.
mysterious, secretive.
self-deprecating (adj)
modest, humble, lacking in confidence.
self-aggrandizing (adj)
thinking highly of yourself, arrogant, proud.
24 terms
Ap English
Coordinating conjunctions
Cumulative sentence
Damning with the faint praise
Dash
A conjunction placed between words, phases, clauses
The main idea is elaborated by the successive addition of mod…
Criticize someone or something indirectly by giving a slight…
A mark or punctuation, used to set off a word or phase after…
Coordinating conjunctions
A conjunction placed between words, phases, clauses
Cumulative sentence
The main idea is elaborated by the successive addition of mod…
11 terms
AP English--Argumentation Vocabulary
Claim
Evidence
Counterargument
Rebuttal
A statement that you are asking another person to accept or a…
Support for your claim--the more concrete, the better... Ex: He…
At least one good reason why others might disagree or offer a…
A reason why the counterclaim is not as strong as the Claim.…
Claim
A statement that you are asking another person to accept or a…
Evidence
Support for your claim--the more concrete, the better... Ex: He…
25 terms
Ap- English
Affluent
Antiquity
Blandishment
Chasten
abounding in the wealth; prosperous; flowing freely
the quality of being ancient; ancient times.
Flattery
to discipline, to use punishment,to correct behavior
Affluent
abounding in the wealth; prosperous; flowing freely
Antiquity
the quality of being ancient; ancient times.
10 terms
AP English, Part 3
Ephemeral
Esoteric
Expiate
Fiasco
(adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting
(adj) understood by or intended for only a few; secret
(v.) to make amends for, atone
(n.) a complete and utter failure
Ephemeral
(adj.) lasting only a short time, fleeting
Esoteric
(adj) understood by or intended for only a few; secret
10 terms
AP English, Part 5
Sagacity
Sententious
Tacit
Tenuous
(n.) shrewdness, soundness of perspective, wisdom
(adj) self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to u…
(adj.) unspoken, silent; implied, inferred
(adj) long and thin, slender; flimsy, having little substance
Sagacity
(n.) shrewdness, soundness of perspective, wisdom
Sententious
(adj) self-righteous, characterized by moralizing; given to u…
11 terms
AP English--Argumentation Vocabulary
Claim
Evidence
Counterargument
Rebuttal
A statement that you are asking another person to accept or a…
Support for your claim--the more concrete, the better... Ex: He…
At least one good reason why others might disagree or offer a…
A reason why the counterclaim is not as strong as the Claim.…
Claim
A statement that you are asking another person to accept or a…
Evidence
Support for your claim--the more concrete, the better... Ex: He…
39 terms
AP English Poetry Terms
alliteration
anapestic meter
anaphora
apostrophe
the use of the same consonant or of a vowel, not necessarily…
A metrical foot consisting of two unaccented syllables follow…
Repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more…
Poem which is directly addressed to a person or thing (often…
alliteration
the use of the same consonant or of a vowel, not necessarily…
anapestic meter
A metrical foot consisting of two unaccented syllables follow…
20 terms
AP English 3
allay
bestial
convivial
coterie
(v.) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
(adj.) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence a…
festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
(n.) a circle of acquaintances; a close-knit, often exclusive…
allay
(v.) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
bestial
(adj.) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence a…
20 terms
Hitchings English AP #2
derision
woefully
unambiguous
macabre
mockery
sadness, full of depression
clear, blatant, obvious; clear and precise; exhibiting no unc…
(adj.) grisly, gruesome; horrible, distressing; having death…
derision
mockery
woefully
sadness, full of depression
20 terms
AP English Language Review
Parallelism
Anaphora
Paradox
Asyndeton
the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically th…
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of succes…
A seemingly contradictory statement that is actually true
The lack of conjunctions where they normally would be used
Parallelism
the use of components in a sentence that are grammatically th…
Anaphora
the repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of succes…
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
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…
20 terms
Hitchings English AP #1
Enigma
Unsullied
Congenial
Foolhardy
Hard to understand
Clean, pure
Nice
Rash
Enigma
Hard to understand
Unsullied
Clean, pure
75 terms
AP English
literature
imaginative literature
prose fiction/ narrative fiction
myths
compositions that tell stories, dramatize situations, express…
prose fiction, poetry, and drama
include myths, parables, romances, novels, and short stories.
a story that deals with the relationships of god to humanity…
literature
compositions that tell stories, dramatize situations, express…
imaginative literature
prose fiction, poetry, and drama
Common AP English Terms
Antimetabole
Apologist
Apostrophe
Asyndeton
Repetition of words in reverse order
A person who makes an argument in support of someone or somet…
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imagi…
A construction in which elements are presented in a series wi…
Antimetabole
Repetition of words in reverse order
Apologist
A person who makes an argument in support of someone or somet…
20 terms
AP English Language Summer Vocabulary Quiz
The fisherman went to the bank. This i…
An Anecdote is
Ethos, Logos, Pathos are
Author's distinguishing style, tone, p…
Lexical Ambiguity
A brief story used to illustrate or make a point.
Appeals
Voice
The fisherman went to the bank. This i…
Lexical Ambiguity
An Anecdote is
A brief story used to illustrate or make a point.
24 terms
AP English
expose
indirect quotation
Middle English
novella
A piece of writing that reveals weaknesses, faults, frailties…
A rendering of a quotation in which actual words are not stat…
The language spoken in England roughly between 1150 and 1500…
a short novel or long short story
expose
A piece of writing that reveals weaknesses, faults, frailties…
indirect quotation
A rendering of a quotation in which actual words are not stat…
55 terms
AP English
Intrepid
Venerable
Querulous
Sagacity
ADJ Bold, fearless
ADJ respected because of age or impress dignity
ADJ complaining, irritable SYN petulant, carping
N foresight, discernment or keen perception; ability to make…
Intrepid
ADJ Bold, fearless
Venerable
ADJ respected because of age or impress dignity
30 terms
AP English III Vocabulary Set 4
paragon
pariah
parsimony
pathos
noun: a model of excellence or perfection... Even at 90 years o…
noun: an outcast... Poor Rudolph was the ____________ of the gr…
noun: frugality; stinginess... Mr. Krabs is a paragon of ______…
noun: an emotion of sympathy (in rhetoric: appealing to the e…
paragon
noun: a model of excellence or perfection... Even at 90 years o…
pariah
noun: an outcast... Poor Rudolph was the ____________ of the gr…
8 terms
english AP
diction
language
syntax
imagery
the authors wordchoice (specific), (connotation and denotation)
entire body of words in a specific text (shapes tone of text)
focuses on the way sentences are structured
details that create an image (evoke feeling, point)
diction
the authors wordchoice (specific), (connotation and denotation)
language
entire body of words in a specific text (shapes tone of text)
15 terms
English ap
​adroit
macroscopic
fatuous
bovine
skillful, clever
visible to the naked eye
foolish, inane
pertaining to cows or cattle
​adroit
skillful, clever
macroscopic
visible to the naked eye
11 terms
Ap English
Rhetoric
Understatement
Overstatement
Metahor
The what and how of language ... The way of saying something vs.…
A rhetorical choice ironcy which deliberately represents some…
making something seem more important that it really is... Foller…
A figure of speech which makes a implicit implied or hidden c…
Rhetoric
The what and how of language ... The way of saying something vs.…
Understatement
A rhetorical choice ironcy which deliberately represents some…
26 terms
ap english
tragic hero
tragic flaw
hamartia
kommos
A virtuous man whose misfortune is brought about not by depra…
Oedipus' tragic flaw was Hubris... -He tired to deny his fate by…
The flaw or mistake that eventually leads to the protagonist'…
dialogue between character and Chorus
tragic hero
A virtuous man whose misfortune is brought about not by depra…
tragic flaw
Oedipus' tragic flaw was Hubris... -He tired to deny his fate by…
20 terms
AP English
Intrepid
Venerable
Querulous
Sagacity
ADJ Bold, fearless
ADJ respected because of age or impress dignity
ADJ complaining, irritable SYN petulant, carping
N foresight, discernment or keen perception; ability to make…
Intrepid
ADJ Bold, fearless
Venerable
ADJ respected because of age or impress dignity
97 terms
AP English Pink Packet
Point of View
Narrative
Parallelism
Analogy
The perspective from which the story is told. ... Used to commun…
A verse that tells a story, in personal essays, biographies o…
Phrases, sentences and paragraphs that balance one element wi…
A similarity/comparison between two different things and thei…
Point of View
The perspective from which the story is told. ... Used to commun…
Narrative
A verse that tells a story, in personal essays, biographies o…
30 terms
AP English III Vocabulary Set 3
jubilant
juxtaposition
laconic
languid
adjective: extremely joyful, happy... Gabby Douglas, along with…
noun: the act of placing two things next to each other for im…
adjective: terse in speech or writing... A man of few words, Br…
adjective: sluggish from fatigue or weakness... After swimming…
jubilant
adjective: extremely joyful, happy... Gabby Douglas, along with…
juxtaposition
noun: the act of placing two things next to each other for im…
14 terms
English 1 Pre AP
Expressive writing
Theme
moral courage
ethics
When you write to express yourself and when the writing is no…
The overall meaning or message of the story but is not stated…
When you do something for someone or something even though th…
your beliefs that control you actions
Expressive writing
When you write to express yourself and when the writing is no…
Theme
The overall meaning or message of the story but is not stated…
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…
84 terms
AP English Language Vocabulary
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or con…
The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning…
A reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea…
Uncertain or indefinite; subject to more than one interpretat…
Allegory
Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or con…
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning…
23 terms
Ap english
Theme
Tone
English Sonnet
Heroic Couplet
the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thought…
The tone of a literary work is the perspective or attitude th…
A poem of fourteen (14) lines, consisting of three quatrains…
2 Consecutive Rhyming Lines written in Lambic pentameter
Theme
the subject of a talk, a piece of writing, a person's thought…
Tone
The tone of a literary work is the perspective or attitude th…
77 terms
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…
34 terms
ap english
gustatory
tactile
olfactory
visual
Taste
Touch
Smell
视觉
gustatory
Taste
tactile
Touch
126 terms
AP English - Tone Words
critical
angry
infuriated
irate
inclined to find fault or judge with severity
feeling or showing anger and strong resentment
displaying anger in a passionate way
displaying anger in a dispassionate way
critical
inclined to find fault or judge with severity
angry
feeling or showing anger and strong resentment
42 terms
AP English List 4
coda
epilogue
addendum
postscript
a concluding musical section
a concluding section of literary work
an addition or supplement to a book
a note or series of notes appended to a completed letter
coda
a concluding musical section
epilogue
a concluding section of literary work
108 terms
AP English
alliteration
allusion
analogy
anaphora
The repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning o…
An indirect reference, often to another text or a historic ev…
An extended comparison between two seemingly dissimilar things
The repetition of words at the beginning of successive clauses
alliteration
The repetition of the same sound or letter at the beginning o…
allusion
An indirect reference, often to another text or a historic ev…
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