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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."
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
99 terms
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…
10 terms
AP Language 12
preface
disenfranchise
vicissitude
sanctimonious
to introduce or begin (a speech, remark, or event, etc.) by s…
deprived of power; marginalized:... "Undocumented immigrants ar…
a fluctuation of state or condition:... "The vicissitudes of da…
hypocritically pious or devout:... "What happened to all the sa…
preface
to introduce or begin (a speech, remark, or event, etc.) by s…
disenfranchise
deprived of power; marginalized:... "Undocumented immigrants ar…
10 terms
AP Language 11
premise
contentious
expound
articulate
a statement or proposition from which another is inferred or…
likely to cause disagreement or argument:... "Gun control is a…
to explain by setting forth in careful and often elaborate de…
expressing oneself readily, clearly, or effectively:... "She ar…
premise
a statement or proposition from which another is inferred or…
contentious
likely to cause disagreement or argument:... "Gun control is a…
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…
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 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…
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…
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."
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…
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
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
90 terms
AP Language Vocabulary
Ad Hominem Argument
Ad Populum (bandwagon appeal)
Allegory
Allusion
Latin for "to or against the person," this fallacy involves s…
This fallacy occurs when evidence boils down to "everybody's…
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
A direct or indirect reference to something that is commonly…
Ad Hominem Argument
Latin for "to or against the person," this fallacy involves s…
Ad Populum (bandwagon appeal)
This fallacy occurs when evidence boils down to "everybody's…
Ap Language
caliphate
aspirations
sanctions
sheikhdoms
is an area containing an Islamic steward known as a caliph (A…
a hope or ambition of achieving something.
threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule.
is a geographical area or a society ruled by a sheikh (Arabic…
caliphate
is an area containing an Islamic steward known as a caliph (A…
aspirations
a hope or ambition of achieving something.
43 terms
AP Language
adage
archetype
argument
audience
a proverb or wise saying commonly used... (ex: Things are not al…
A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in…
a statement put forth and supported by evidence
those to whom a piece of literary work is being presented
adage
a proverb or wise saying commonly used... (ex: Things are not al…
archetype
A detail, image, or character type that occurs frequently in…
20 terms
AP Language Unit 5
Laconic
Intrepid
Accost
Reticent
expressing much in few words
brave
to approach and speak to
silent
Laconic
expressing much in few words
Intrepid
brave
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…
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…
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…
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…
20 terms
AP Language Unit 6
Alacrity
Disdain
Pugnacious
Feint
Briskness, Lively Action
Contempt
Quarrelsome
A false attack
Alacrity
Briskness, Lively Action
Disdain
Contempt
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
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
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…
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…
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…
Examples of AP Language Terms
Personification
Antithesis
Anaphora
Metonomy
Wordsworth's "the sea that bares her bosom to the moon."
"To be or not to be . . ." "It was the best of times; it was…
"We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France, we shal…
"The White House declared" rather than "The President declared"
Personification
Wordsworth's "the sea that bares her bosom to the moon."
Antithesis
"To be or not to be . . ." "It was the best of times; it was…
30 terms
AP Human Geography: Language
Accent
Dialect
Esperanto
Extinct Language
A distinctive mode of pronunciation of a language, especially…
A particular form of a language that is particular to a speci…
An artificial language devised in 1887 as an international me…
An extinct language is a language that no longer has any spea…
Accent
A distinctive mode of pronunciation of a language, especially…
Dialect
A particular form of a language that is particular to a speci…
Ap Language
Allegory
alliteration
allusion
ambiguity
A short moral story. it is also a figurative sentence or disc…
Repetition of the same letter or sound within nearby words. M…
a reference to a famous story, person, object, or event.
flaw in writing. Has lack of detail, it's vague.
Allegory
A short moral story. it is also a figurative sentence or disc…
alliteration
Repetition of the same letter or sound within nearby words. M…
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…
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,…
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…
94 terms
AP Language Tone Words
afraid
allusive
angry
apologetic
feeling fear; frightened; apprehensive; or regretful realizat…
containing an indirect reference to another work; casual refe…
wild and stormy; wrath; indignation; rage; ire; vitriol, fume
an acknowledging and expressing regret for a fault, injury, i…
afraid
feeling fear; frightened; apprehensive; or regretful realizat…
allusive
containing an indirect reference to another work; casual refe…
180 terms
AP Language--Rhetorical Devices
Abstract
Ad hominem
Adage (AD-idge)
Allegory
(n) An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship o…
Directed to or appealing to feelings or prejudices instead of…
A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
A story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath the s…
Abstract
(n) An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship o…
Ad hominem
Directed to or appealing to feelings or prejudices instead of…
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
20 terms
AP Language Set A
GUISE
SEMBLANCE
DISPARAGE
PROSCRIBE
general external appearance
an assumed or unreal appearance
to speak of or treat slightingly
to denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful; ban…
GUISE
general external appearance
SEMBLANCE
an assumed or unreal appearance
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
British Received Pronunciation (BRP)
Creole or creolized language
Denglish
Dialect
The dialect of English associated with upper-class Britons li…
A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's lang…
Combination of German and English
A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary…
British Received Pronunciation (BRP)
The dialect of English associated with upper-class Britons li…
Creole or creolized language
A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's lang…
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