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200 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
200 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
12 terms
Literature Review for AP Language
A Tale of Two Cities
The Princess Bride
The Chosen
Night
This novel contains characters such as Sydney Carton and Mada…
This novel is a parody of fairy tales
This novel about friendship features two Jewish boys who meet…
This nonfiction account centers on the concentration camps du…
A Tale of Two Cities
This novel contains characters such as Sydney Carton and Mada…
The Princess Bride
This novel is a parody of fairy tales
153 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
200 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
200 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
22 terms
AP Literature Technical language
Sonnett
Blank verse
Stanza
Syntax
poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and…
poem with no rhyme but does have iambic pentameter.
a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in…
the arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed se…
Sonnett
poem of fourteen lines that follows a strict rhyme scheme and…
Blank verse
poem with no rhyme but does have iambic pentameter.
21 terms
AP Literature: Figurative Language
Allegory
Allusion
Anachronism
Antithesis
An extended metaphor in which the characters, places, and obj…
A reference to something else in culture: typically literary,…
When something is misplaced in time, but intended to make a p…
A contrast of two equal ideas
Allegory
An extended metaphor in which the characters, places, and obj…
Allusion
A reference to something else in culture: typically literary,…
33 terms
AP Language and Literature Vocabulary
parallelism
personification
apostrophe
cliche
the use of similar gramatical structures or word order
the use of human characteristics to describe animals, things,…
the direct address to an absent or dead person, or to an obje…
an expression tht has been used so frequently that it has los…
parallelism
the use of similar gramatical structures or word order
personification
the use of human characteristics to describe animals, things,…
50 terms
AP language/ literature Vocabulary
Alliteration
Allusion
Colloquial / colloquialism
Connotations
The repetition of initia, identical consonant sounds
An indirect reference to something with which the reader is s…
The slang or informalities in speech or writing. COLLOQUIAL E…
Implied meaning rather than literal meaning (denotation)
Alliteration
The repetition of initia, identical consonant sounds
Allusion
An indirect reference to something with which the reader is s…
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…
8 terms
AP Literature - Figurative Language
Imagery
Similie
Metaphor
Alliteration
Language that appeals to the senses. Descriptions of people o…
A figure of speech which involves a direct comparison between…
A figure of speech which involves an implied comparison betwe…
Repeated consonant sounds occurring at the beginning of words…
Imagery
Language that appeals to the senses. Descriptions of people o…
Similie
A figure of speech which involves a direct comparison between…
97 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
122 terms
AP Literature/Language Terms
abstract language
ad hominem
allegory
alliteration
language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
Latin for "against the man;" when a personally attacks his or…
the device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
the repetition of sounds, especially consonant sounds in two…
abstract language
language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
ad hominem
Latin for "against the man;" when a personally attacks his or…
200 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
200 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
AP Language/Literature Vocabulary
Allegory
Antecedent
Denotation
Explication
a story, fictional or nonfictional, in which characters, thin…
the word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun. The AP…
the strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoid…
the act of interpreting or discovering the meaning of a text.…
Allegory
a story, fictional or nonfictional, in which characters, thin…
Antecedent
the word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun. The AP…
19 terms
Figurative Language AP Literature
Imagery
Simile
Metaphor
Alliteration
Uses the five senses
A comparison of two things using the words like or as
Comparison without the word like or as and used the verb TO B…
The repetition of sounds at the beginning and end of words
Imagery
Uses the five senses
Simile
A comparison of two things using the words like or as
275 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
A story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
A reference to another work or famous figure.
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, o…
Allegory
A story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
Alliteration
The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
18 terms
AP Literature: Figurative Language
Abstract
Allusion
Analogy
Apostrophe
ideas or general qualities of things, lacking vivid detail
a reference to something literary, mythological, biblical, th…
a comparison of two different things which are similar in som…
a device used wherein a character addresses a dead, absent, o…
Abstract
ideas or general qualities of things, lacking vivid detail
Allusion
a reference to something literary, mythological, biblical, th…
200 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
67 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Active Voice
Allegory
Anachronism
Analogy
The opposite of passive voice; a sentence with an active verb…
A story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
"Misplaced in time." An aspect of a story that doesn't belong…
A comparison, usually involving two or more symbolic parts, e…
Active Voice
The opposite of passive voice; a sentence with an active verb…
Allegory
A story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
27 terms
AP Literature Technical Language
Sonnet
Blank Verse
Villanelle
Transition
14 lined poem; ... rhyme scheme: abab, cdcd, efef, gg... usually ab…
poem with no rhyme;... iambic pentameter;... rhythm
19 lined poem;... 5 tercets and 1 quatrain;... ballad like;
Effectively changing from one subject to the next fluidly
Sonnet
14 lined poem; ... rhyme scheme: abab, cdcd, efef, gg... usually ab…
Blank Verse
poem with no rhyme;... iambic pentameter;... rhythm
65 terms
AP Language/Literature Vocabulary
Connotation
Specificity
Sensory Language
Imagery
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its lit…
the quality or state of being specific
a way for a writer to help the reader see/connect with an ima…
visually descriptive/figurative language, especially in a lit…
Connotation
an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its lit…
Specificity
the quality or state of being specific
33 terms
AP Language and Literature Vocabulary
parallelism
personification
apostrophe
cliche
the use of similar gramatical structures or word order
the use of human characteristics to describe animals, things,…
the direct address to an absent or dead person, or to an obje…
an expression tht has been used so frequently that it has los…
parallelism
the use of similar gramatical structures or word order
personification
the use of human characteristics to describe animals, things,…
126 terms
AP Literature and Language Terms
antithesis
antithesis
analogy
analogy
a statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced; opposites
"it was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was…
a comparison between two different things which are similar i…
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other wor…
antithesis
a statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced; opposites
antithesis
"it was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was…
200 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
200 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
139 terms
AP Literature and Language Terms
Absolute
Adage
ad hominem argument
Allegory
a word free from limitations or qualifications
a familiar proverb or wise anything
an argument attacking an individual's character rather than h…
a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions repr…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications
Adage
a familiar proverb or wise anything
217 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
38 terms
AP Language: Women in Literature
Paradox
Symbol
Sarcasm
Metaphor
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or a…
a thing that represents or stands for something else, especia…
the use of irony to mock or convey contempt
a comparison without using like or as
Paradox
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or a…
Symbol
a thing that represents or stands for something else, especia…
76 terms
AP Language and Literature
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
Antithesis
The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning…
A reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea…
The correspondence or resemblance between two things that are…
An opposition or contrast of ideas that is often expressed in…
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning…
Allusion
A reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea…
10 terms
AP Literature: Language and Sound
Alliteration
Assonance
Cacophony
Connotation
the repetition of initial sounds in successive or neighboring…
the repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, usually…
sound effect that uses harsh and displeasing sounds, opposite…
the association developed by a word beyond its denotation or…
Alliteration
the repetition of initial sounds in successive or neighboring…
Assonance
the repetition of identical or similar vowel sounds, usually…
47 terms
AP Language and Literature "Rhetorical Strategies"
formal
assertion
thesis
claim
Following rules or customs, often in an exact and proper way.
the act of declaring something; a claim or declaration stated…
the primary position taken by a writer or speaker
An assertion, usually supported by evidence
formal
Following rules or customs, often in an exact and proper way.
assertion
the act of declaring something; a claim or declaration stated…
13 terms
AP Literature and Composition: Figurative Language
hyperbole
understatement
personification
metaphor
extreme exaggeration used for effect
an expression of less strength than would be expected
giving human qualities to non-human things
a direct comparison between two unlike things
hyperbole
extreme exaggeration used for effect
understatement
an expression of less strength than would be expected
183 terms
AP English Literature and Language
ad hominem argument
agon
allegory
alliteration
from the Latin meaning "to or against the man", this is an ar…
in a narrative, an episode of conflict, usually between two c…
narrative in which the characters, setting, and events are al…
device in which the initial sound of a word is repeated at le…
ad hominem argument
from the Latin meaning "to or against the man", this is an ar…
agon
in a narrative, an episode of conflict, usually between two c…
34 terms
AP English Language and Literature
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anapestic
prose or poetic narrative in which the characters, behavior,…
Squential repetition of a similar initial sound, usually appl…
A reference to a literary or historical event, person, or place
A metrical foot in poetry that consists of two unstressed syl…
Allegory
prose or poetic narrative in which the characters, behavior,…
Alliteration
Squential repetition of a similar initial sound, usually appl…
60 terms
AP Language - Literature Terms
alliteration
anecdote
cause and effect
cliche
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real inciden…
the principle of causation
a phrase or opinion that is overused and betrays a lack of or…
alliteration
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
anecdote
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real inciden…
10 terms
AP ENGLISH: The Language Of Literature
Figurative language
Style
Imagery
Connotation
Similarly, metaphor, personification. Helps the reader visual…
Personality, thoughts, and voice of a writer. Style depends o…
References the five senses
Association (emotional/otherwise) which the word evokes
Figurative language
Similarly, metaphor, personification. Helps the reader visual…
Style
Personality, thoughts, and voice of a writer. Style depends o…
200 terms
AP Language & Literature Terms (1)
Absolute
Abstract
Absurd
Academic
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Extremely ridiculous or completely lacking reason; unreasonab…
Dry and rhetorical writing; sucking all the life out of its s…
Absolute
a word free from limitations or qualifications - best, all, n…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
48 terms
AP Language and Literature "Rhetorical Strategies"
formal
assertion
thesis
claim
Following rules or customs, often in an exact and proper way.
the act of declaring something; a claim or declaration stated…
the primary position taken by a writer or speaker
An assertion, usually supported by evidence
formal
Following rules or customs, often in an exact and proper way.
assertion
the act of declaring something; a claim or declaration stated…
127 terms
AP English Literature and Language Terms
allegory
alliteration
allusion
ambiguity
A narrative that serves as an extended metaphor.Main purpose…
The repetition of the same consonant, or beginning several wo…
A reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing i…
A technique by which a writer deliberately suggests two or mo…
allegory
A narrative that serves as an extended metaphor.Main purpose…
alliteration
The repetition of the same consonant, or beginning several wo…
69 terms
AP Language and Literature: LIT TERMS
Allegory
Allusion
Anachronistic
Anaphora
A symbolism device where the meaning of a greater, often abst…
The author refers to a subject matter such as a place, event,…
Placing an event, person, item, or verbal expression in the w…
The intentional repetition of beginning clauses in order to c…
Allegory
A symbolism device where the meaning of a greater, often abst…
Allusion
The author refers to a subject matter such as a place, event,…
69 terms
AP Language and Literature: LIT TERMS
Allegory
Allusion
Anachronistic
Anaphora
A symbolism device where the meaning of a greater, often abst…
The author refers to a subject matter such as a place, event,…
Placing an event, person, item, or verbal expression in the w…
The intentional repetition of beginning clauses in order to c…
Allegory
A symbolism device where the meaning of a greater, often abst…
Allusion
The author refers to a subject matter such as a place, event,…
73 terms
AP Terms List - AP Language and AP Literature
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
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…
The multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, o…
Allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
130 terms
AP Literature Figurative Language Terms
Abstract
Academic
Accent
Aesthetic
Style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intangi…
Dry and theoretical writing.
The stressed portion of a word or phrase... Example: "To be or n…
A coherent sense of taste.... Example: " The kid who is room is…
Abstract
Style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intangi…
Academic
Dry and theoretical writing.
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…
10 terms
AP ENGLISH: Language of Literature Vocab
Voice
Syntax
Analogy
Diction
(1) the collective effect of all the different choices a writ…
(1) grammatical arrangement of words in a sentence... (2) concer…
(1) A smilarity between like features of two things, on which…
(1) the choice of words, their arrangement, and the force, ac…
Voice
(1) the collective effect of all the different choices a writ…
Syntax
(1) grammatical arrangement of words in a sentence... (2) concer…
55 terms
Poetic Language - AP English Literature
prosody
rhyme
end rhyme
slant rhyme
the study of verse and versification
the occurrence of same/similar sounds at the end of two or mo…
when the rhyme occurs at the end of the line of poetry
a rhyme where the vowels are not identical
prosody
the study of verse and versification
rhyme
the occurrence of same/similar sounds at the end of two or mo…
30 terms
AP English Language and Literature Glossary
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
A story, fictional or nonfictional, in which characters, thin…
The repetition if sounds, usually initial consonants in neigh…
An instance of indirect reference
The state of having multiple meanings; an intentional or unin…
Allegory
A story, fictional or nonfictional, in which characters, thin…
Alliteration
The repetition if sounds, usually initial consonants in neigh…
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