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94 terms
AP Language
English
adage
allegory
alliteration
English
a proverb or wise saying commonly used... (ex: Things are not al…
a story in which people, things and happenings have a hidden…
words used in quick succession and begin with letters belongi…
English
English
adage
a proverb or wise saying commonly used... (ex: Things are not al…
AP Language: Figurative Language
Alliteration
Example of Alliteration
Hyperbole
Example of Hyperbole
The repetition of the initial consonant. There should be at l…
"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."
A trope composed of exaggerated words or ideals used for emph…
"I've told you a million times not to call me a liar!"
Alliteration
The repetition of the initial consonant. There should be at l…
Example of Alliteration
"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."
33 terms
AP Language Set 1
Anaphora
Metonymy
Antithesis
Rhetoric
A rhetorical figure of repetition in which the same word or p…
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using…
Direct opposite
From the Greek for "orator," this term describes the principl…
Anaphora
A rhetorical figure of repetition in which the same word or p…
Metonymy
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using…
70 terms
AP Language
Personification
Antithesis
Oxymoron
Sarcasm
The assigning of human qualities to inanimate objects or conc…
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,…
Personification
The assigning of human qualities to inanimate objects or conc…
Antithesis
the presentation of two contrasting images. The ideas are bal…
94 terms
AP Language
English
adage
allegory
alliteration
English
a proverb or wise saying commonly used... (ex: Things are not al…
a story in which people, things and happenings have a hidden…
words used in quick succession and begin with letters belongi…
English
English
adage
a proverb or wise saying commonly used... (ex: Things are not al…
100 terms
AP Language terms
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…
75 terms
AP Language
allusion
antithesis
argumentation
coherence
A reference to some famous literary work, historical figure,…
The use of parallel structure to call attention to contrasts…
The writer's attempt to convince his reader to agree with him…
The principle of clarity and logical adherence to a topic tha…
allusion
A reference to some famous literary work, historical figure,…
antithesis
The use of parallel structure to call attention to contrasts…
10 terms
AP Language 10
partisan
polarize
obfuscate
substantive
(1) a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.... (2) pre…
to break up into opposing factions or groupings:... "The campai…
to render obscure, unclear, or confusing (sometimes done on p…
having substance; having a firm basis in reality and therefor…
partisan
(1) a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.... (2) pre…
polarize
to break up into opposing factions or groupings:... "The campai…
11 terms
AP Language 7
anomaly
salient
constituent
pander
something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or exp…
most noticeable or important: ... "The lawyer quickly covered al…
being a part of a whole: ... "The constituent minerals of the ro…
to do or provide what someone wants or demands (even though i…
anomaly
something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or exp…
salient
most noticeable or important: ... "The lawyer quickly covered al…
10 terms
AP Language 8
anachronism
gesticulate
conjecture
enmity
something out of place in time or sequence:... "Can you spot the…
to move your arms and hands especially when speaking:... "He ges…
an opinion or idea formed without proof or sufficient evidenc…
mutual hatred or ill will:... "His comments earned him the enmit…
anachronism
something out of place in time or sequence:... "Can you spot the…
gesticulate
to move your arms and hands especially when speaking:... "He ges…
11 terms
AP Language 9
pejorative
equanimity
vilify
notorious
a word or phrase that has negative connotations or that is in…
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especiall…
to say or write very harsh and critical things about someone…
famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed:…
pejorative
a word or phrase that has negative connotations or that is in…
equanimity
mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especiall…
58 terms
AP Language Literary Terms
Cumulative (Loose) Sentence
Periodic Sentence
Litotes
Warrant
begins with a main clause that is followed by phrases and/or…
a sentence that, by leaving the completion of its main clause…
a figure of speech in which a negative statement is used to a…
expresses the assumption necessarily shared by the speaker an…
Cumulative (Loose) Sentence
begins with a main clause that is followed by phrases and/or…
Periodic Sentence
a sentence that, by leaving the completion of its main clause…
24 terms
AP Language: Figurative Language
Alliteration
Example of Alliteration
Hyperbole
Example of Hyperbole
The repetition of the initial consonant. There should be at l…
"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."
A trope composed of exaggerated words or ideals used for emph…
"I've told you a million times not to call me a liar!"
Alliteration
The repetition of the initial consonant. There should be at l…
Example of Alliteration
"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers."
60 terms
AP Language and Composition Vocabulary
Expletive
Asyndeton
Polysyndeton
Understatement
noun, a profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or…
noun, the omission of conjunctions like "and" or "but" where…
noun, using several conjunctions in close succession, especia…
noun, a statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to wh…
Expletive
noun, a profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or…
Asyndeton
noun, the omission of conjunctions like "and" or "but" where…
14 terms
AP Language
Anecdote
Condescending
Voice
Cogent
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real person…
Having or feeling superior. patronizing or assuming superiori…
An authors distinctive literary style, basic vision and gener…
(of an argument or case) clear, logical, and convincing.
Anecdote
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real person…
Condescending
Having or feeling superior. patronizing or assuming superiori…
70 terms
AP Language
Personification
Antithesis
Oxymoron
Sarcasm
The assigning of human qualities to inanimate objects or conc…
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,…
Personification
The assigning of human qualities to inanimate objects or conc…
Antithesis
the presentation of two contrasting images. The ideas are bal…
16 terms
AP Language
Simple Sentence
Compound Sentence
Complex sentence
Compound-Complex sentence
Contains one subject and one verb. ... Ex: The singer bowed to h…
Contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinate conju…
Contains an independent clause and one or more subordinate cl…
Contains two or more principal clauses and one or more subord…
Simple Sentence
Contains one subject and one verb. ... Ex: The singer bowed to h…
Compound Sentence
Contains two independent clauses joined by a coordinate conju…
80 terms
AP Language
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity (am-bi-gyoo-i-tee)
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonants in to…
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 consonants in to…
20 terms
AP Language: Unit 1
diction
syntax
rhetoric
speaker
A speaker's choice of words. Analysis of diction looks at the…
The arrangement of words into phrases, clauses, and sentences…
Aristotle defined rhetoric as "the faculty of observing in an…
The person or group who creates the text. This might mean a p…
diction
A speaker's choice of words. Analysis of diction looks at the…
syntax
The arrangement of words into phrases, clauses, and sentences…
150 terms
AP Language
Rhetoric
Bombastic
Ethos
Logos
the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, espec…
High sounding but with little meaning; inflated;grandiloquent.
Appeal based on the character of speaker. Meaning convincing…
An appeal to logic or reason. For example scholarly documents.
Rhetoric
the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, espec…
Bombastic
High sounding but with little meaning; inflated;grandiloquent.
33 terms
AP Human Geo Language
Creole
Dialect
Ebonics
Extinct Language
A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's lang…
A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary,…
Dialect spoken by some African Americans.
A language that was once used by people in daily activities b…
Creole
A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's lang…
Dialect
A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary,…
10 terms
AP Language Unit 1
Voracious
Indiscriminate
Eminent
Replete
desiring or consuming great quantities
choosing at random without careful selection
of high reputation; outstanding
completely filled or supplied with
Voracious
desiring or consuming great quantities
Indiscriminate
choosing at random without careful selection
20 terms
AP Language Unit 2
Laconic
Intrepid
Accost
Reticent
expressing much in few words
brave
to approach and speak to
silent
Laconic
expressing much in few words
Intrepid
brave
20 terms
AP Language Unit 3
Alacrity
Disdain
Pugnacious
Feint
Briskness, Lively Action
Contempt
Quarrelsome
A false attack
Alacrity
Briskness, Lively Action
Disdain
Contempt
56 terms
AP Language Terms
analogy
anaphora
anecdote
antagonist
a comparison between things that are alike in some ways
the repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of consec…
short account of an amusing or interesting event
a character or force in conflict with the main character
analogy
a comparison between things that are alike in some ways
anaphora
the repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of consec…
28 terms
AP Psychology - Language and Cognition
cognition
concept
prototype
algorithm
all the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing,…
a mental grouping of similar objects, events, ideas, or people.
a mental image or best example of a category.
a methodical, logical rule or procedure that guarantees solvi…
cognition
all the mental activities associated with thinking, knowing,…
concept
a mental grouping of similar objects, events, ideas, or people.
99 terms
AP Language Vocabulary
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…
50 terms
AP Language Study Rhetorical Terms
abstract
allusion
analogy
anecdote
Refers to language that describes concepts rather than concre…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
A similarity or comparison between two different things or th…
is a brief, engaging account of some happening, often histori…
abstract
Refers to language that describes concepts rather than concre…
allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
AP Language
Implacable
Midigate
eclectic
opprobrium
not to be appeased modified or pacified;inexorable
to become milder, lessen in severity
not following any one system (as of medicine, philosophy ect.…
the disgrace of the reproach incurred by conduct considered o…
Implacable
not to be appeased modified or pacified;inexorable
Midigate
to become milder, lessen in severity
Top 100 AP Language terms
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…
100 terms
AP Language terms
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…
100 terms
AP Language
Personification
Antithesis
Oxymoron
Sarcasm
The assigning of human qualities to inanimate objects or conc…
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,…
Personification
The assigning of human qualities to inanimate objects or conc…
Antithesis
the presentation of two contrasting images. The ideas are bal…
52 terms
AP LANGUAGE VOCABULARY
asyndeton
chiasmus
anaphora
anadiplosis
the omission of conjunctions in a list. e.g. "I came, I saw,…
rhetorical reversal of the order of words in the second of tw…
A rhetorical term for the repetition of a word or phrase at t…
a rhetorical term for the repetition of the last word from on…
asyndeton
the omission of conjunctions in a list. e.g. "I came, I saw,…
chiasmus
rhetorical reversal of the order of words in the second of tw…
100 terms
Top 100 AP Language terms
Allegory
Allegory -- vs Symbolism--Difference b…
Alliteration
Allusion
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Although an allegory uses symbols, it is different from symbo…
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
Allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Allegory -- vs Symbolism--Difference b…
Although an allegory uses symbols, it is different from symbo…
29 terms
AP Language Set I
ALLITERATION
APOSTROPHE
HYPERBOLE
MEIOSIS
repetition of the same sound within nearby words; most often,…
addresses an abstraction, an inanimate object, or to the some…
exaggeration for effect
understatement for effect
ALLITERATION
repetition of the same sound within nearby words; most often,…
APOSTROPHE
addresses an abstraction, an inanimate object, or to the some…
99 terms
Top 100 AP Language terms
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…
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…
120 terms
AP Language
allusion
analogy
argument
audience
A reference to an artistic work, person, place, event about w…
An extended comparison. An analogy explains features of one t…
Writing the attempts to prove a point through reasoning. Argu…
As actors audiences who can see and hear them, writers have r…
allusion
A reference to an artistic work, person, place, event about w…
analogy
An extended comparison. An analogy explains features of one t…
99 terms
AP Language terminology
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…
11 terms
AP Language Lesson 41
amulet
aviary
burnish
circumvent
ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits
large enclosure housing birds
to polish
Get around
amulet
ornament worn as a charm against evil spirits
aviary
large enclosure housing birds
56 terms
AP Language Vocabulary
Alliteration
Analogy
Anaphora
Allusion
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonants in tw…
A similarity or comparison between two different things or th…
One of the devices of repetition, in which the same expressio…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonants in tw…
Analogy
A similarity or comparison between two different things or th…
21 terms
AP Language: Argument Terms
Fact claim
value claim
policy claim
3 categories of thesis statements
the claim is either true or false
the claim is good/bad; right/wrong; etc.
the claim encourages change
closed, open, and counter argument/qualified
Fact claim
the claim is either true or false
value claim
the claim is good/bad; right/wrong; etc.
95 terms
Tone Vocabulary - AP LANGUAGE
accusing
apathetic
apprehensive
belligerant
Charging one with the fault, offense, or crime
Not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive
Uneasy or fearful about something that might happen
Of warlike character; aggressively hostile; bellicose
accusing
Charging one with the fault, offense, or crime
apathetic
Not interested or concerned; indifferent or unresponsive
134 terms
AP Language and Composition Review
allusion
paralipsis
metaphor
aphorism
an implicit reference within a literary work to a historical…
drawing attention to something by claiming not to mention it…
a figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using l…
a concise statement of a truth or principle (The early bird g…
allusion
an implicit reference within a literary work to a historical…
paralipsis
drawing attention to something by claiming not to mention it…
135 terms
AP Language Tone*
Acerbic
Ardent
Ambivalent
Befuddled
Bitter or stinging
Enthusiastic or passionate
Having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something…
Confused or perplexed
Acerbic
Bitter or stinging
Ardent
Enthusiastic or passionate
99 terms
AP Language Terms
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…
99 terms
100 AP Language Terms to Study
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…
50 terms
Tone words AP Language
acerbic
satiric
whimsical
didactic
(uh-SAIR-bick) (adjective)... the author sounds bitter, sarcasti…
(suh-TEER-rick) (adjective) ... the author is ridiculing the sub…
(suh-TEER-rick) (adjective)... the author sounds playful, mischi…
(dye-DACK-tick) (adjective)... the author is attempting to educ…
acerbic
(uh-SAIR-bick) (adjective)... the author sounds bitter, sarcasti…
satiric
(suh-TEER-rick) (adjective) ... the author is ridiculing the sub…
99 terms
Top 100 AP Language terms
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…
58 terms
Rhetorical Devices (AP Language)
tropes
schemes
pun
metaphor
Meaning is altered from the usual or expected kinds. (puns, m…
WORD ORDER is altered from the usual or expected. Schemes are…
a play on the meaning of words
an implied comparison between two unlike things
tropes
Meaning is altered from the usual or expected kinds. (puns, m…
schemes
WORD ORDER is altered from the usual or expected. Schemes are…
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