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AP Literature and Composition Lit Terms
Act
allegory
alliteration
allusion
a major unit of action in a drama or play.
a story in which people, things or actions represent an idea…
the repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words
a reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing i…
Act
a major unit of action in a drama or play.
allegory
a story in which people, things or actions represent an idea…
AP Literature and Composition Lit Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anaphora
Characters are symbols, has a moral
Repetition at close intervals of initial consonant words
A reference to something in literature or history
Repetition of the same word or words at the start of two or m…
Allegory
Characters are symbols, has a moral
Alliteration
Repetition at close intervals of initial consonant words
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AP literature and composition #3
Raze
Reticent
Retort
Subvert
completely destroy (a building, town, or other site).
not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily.
say something in answer to a remark or accusation, typically…
undermine the power and authority of (an established system o…
Raze
completely destroy (a building, town, or other site).
Reticent
not revealing one's thoughts or feelings readily.
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AP English Literature and Composition Lit Terms
aestheticism
allegory
alliteration
allusion
An emphasis of values which appreciate beauty (in nature, cul…
A story, poem, or picture that holds a hidden meaning (Animal…
A repetition of sounds at the beginning of words which are co…
An indirect reference to something well known, especially lit…
aestheticism
An emphasis of values which appreciate beauty (in nature, cul…
allegory
A story, poem, or picture that holds a hidden meaning (Animal…
AP Literature and Composition (lit terms test)
chiasmus
assonance
situational irony
oxymoron
"Reverse parallelism" The second part of a sentence is balanc…
vowel is repeated... "black pillar"... "sable clad shape standing"…
irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect t…
An image of contradictory terms... Example: Bittersweet, pretty…
chiasmus
"Reverse parallelism" The second part of a sentence is balanc…
assonance
vowel is repeated... "black pillar"... "sable clad shape standing"…
159 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Lit Terms
aestheticism
allegory
alliteration
allusion
An emphasis of values which appreciate beauty (in nature, cul…
A story, poem, or picture that holds a hidden meaning (Animal…
A repetition of sounds at the beginning of words which are co…
An indirect reference to something well known, especially lit…
aestheticism
An emphasis of values which appreciate beauty (in nature, cul…
allegory
A story, poem, or picture that holds a hidden meaning (Animal…
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AP Literature and Composition Lit. Terms Allegory- Irony
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anaphora
A story in which people, things, and actions represent an ide…
The repetition of initial consonant sounds, which can reinfor…
Direct/indirect reference to something that is presumably com…
One of the devices of repetition; the same word(s) is repeate…
Allegory
A story in which people, things, and actions represent an ide…
Alliteration
The repetition of initial consonant sounds, which can reinfor…
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AP literature and composition lit terms list three
Antihero
Static character
Dynamic character
Cliché
Central character who lacks all the qualities traditionally a…
One who does not change much in the course of the story
One who changes in some important way as a result of the stor…
A word or phrase, often a figure speech, that has become life…
Antihero
Central character who lacks all the qualities traditionally a…
Static character
One who does not change much in the course of the story
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AP Literature and Composition Review (Lit Terms)
Zuegma
Synesthesia
Threnody
Volta
one word applies to multiple parts of the sentence ... ex. His h…
describing one sense using another sense... ex. a bright sound,…
a sad song; of mourning... ex. "See You Again" in remembrance of…
shift in focus between the octet and sestet... ex. William Shake…
Zuegma
one word applies to multiple parts of the sentence ... ex. His h…
Synesthesia
describing one sense using another sense... ex. a bright sound,…
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary 3
Accord (n)
Abridged (adj)
Berserk (adj)
Broach (v)
Agreement
Shortened
Madly Excited, Crazed
To bring Up ( a subject, etc)
Accord (n)
Agreement
Abridged (adj)
Shortened
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AP Literature and Composition List #3
Berates
Estrange
Euphoric
Impetuous
Verb; Scold
Verb; Drive away
Adjective; Very happy
Adjective; Impulsive
Berates
Verb; Scold
Estrange
Verb; Drive away
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AP Literature + Composition // Lit Terms pt 2
Hypothetical Question
Idiom
Imagery
Invective
A question that raises a hypothesis, conjecture or supposition
An expression in a given language that cannot be understood f…
The use of figurative language to represent objects, actions…
An intensely vehement, highly emotional verbal attack
Hypothetical Question
A question that raises a hypothesis, conjecture or supposition
Idiom
An expression in a given language that cannot be understood f…
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AP Literature + Composition // Lit Terms pt 1
Absolute
Adage
Ad hominem argument
Allegory
A word free from limitations or qualifications (best, all, un…
A familiar proverb or wise saying
An argument attacking an individual's character rather than h…
A story with both a literal and symbolic meaning (Wizard of Oz)
Absolute
A word free from limitations or qualifications (best, all, un…
Adage
A familiar proverb or wise saying
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AP Literature and Composition Lit Terms1
Aside
Assonance
Asyndeton
Atmosphere
A speech (usually just a short comment) made by the audiance,…
Repetition of vowel sound within a group of words or lines. N…
A stule in which conjunctions are omitted, usually producing…
The emotional tone or background that surrounds a scene
Aside
A speech (usually just a short comment) made by the audiance,…
Assonance
Repetition of vowel sound within a group of words or lines. N…
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Lit Terms for AP English Literature and Composition
allegory
Allusion
Ambiguity
Apostrophe
A story in which people, things, and events have another mean…
A reference in a work of literature to something outside the…
Multiple meaning a literary work may communicate, especially…
Direct address, usually to someone or something that is not p…
allegory
A story in which people, things, and events have another mean…
Allusion
A reference in a work of literature to something outside the…
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AP Literature and Composition: Vocabulary 3
decadence
defamation
deference
deleterious
(n.) moral decay
(n.) attack on reputation
(n.) courteous respect
(adj.) harmful
decadence
(n.) moral decay
defamation
(n.) attack on reputation
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary #3
Cacophonous
Cadence
Cajole
Calamitous
jarring, unpleasantly noisy
rhythmic flow of poetry, marching beat
to flatter, coax, persuade
disastrous, catastrophic
Cacophonous
jarring, unpleasantly noisy
Cadence
rhythmic flow of poetry, marching beat
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AP Literature &Composition Vocab 3
guile
proffer
seraphic
amorphous
n. craftiness; decit; cunning.
v. to offer. n. an offer.
adj. angelic; of the highest order of angels.
adj. shapeless; of no particular form or type; not organized.
guile
n. craftiness; decit; cunning.
proffer
v. to offer. n. an offer.
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary 3
Imagery
In medias res
Irony
Juxtapose
Use of figurative language to evoke feeling/idea, describe an…
Starting story in the middle of the action
Contrast between what is stated and what is meant
To place side by side, especially for comparison
Imagery
Use of figurative language to evoke feeling/idea, describe an…
In medias res
Starting story in the middle of the action
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AP Literature & Composition, Lit Terms (SAHS Stein)
Abstract
Ad Hominem
Allegory
Alliteration
refers to language that describes concepts rather than concre…
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than o…
a work that functions on a symbolic level.
- the repetition of initial consonant sounds, such as "Peter…
Abstract
refers to language that describes concepts rather than concre…
Ad Hominem
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than o…
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary 3
Cavalier
Heed
Adhere
Acquiece
Offhand or unceremoniously, indifferent, arrogance
To give careful attention to
To stay attached, cleave
To assert tactily, comply, give in to
Cavalier
Offhand or unceremoniously, indifferent, arrogance
Heed
To give careful attention to
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AP Literature and Composition Week 3
Coinage, Neologism
Colloquialism
Colonialism
Comedy
New word!
Everyday word or phrase "not proper English"
Occupation of one country to another.
Play wrote to amuse
Coinage, Neologism
New word!
Colloquialism
Everyday word or phrase "not proper English"
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AP Literature and Composition List 3
1. Brevity (n.)
2. Concise (adj.)
3. Laconic (adj.)
4. Pithy (adj.)
Briefness or conciseness in speech or writing.
Using few words in speaking or writing
Using few words in speech
Brief and full of meaning and substance; concise
1. Brevity (n.)
Briefness or conciseness in speech or writing.
2. Concise (adj.)
Using few words in speaking or writing
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AP Literature and Composition - Week 3
Message
Metaphor
Meter
Metonymy
A misleading term for theme; the central idea or statement of…
One thing pictured as if it were something else, suggesting a…
The more or less regular pattern of stressed and unstressed s…
A figure of speech in which an attribute or commonly associat…
Message
A misleading term for theme; the central idea or statement of…
Metaphor
One thing pictured as if it were something else, suggesting a…
20 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary 3
Hyperbole
Iambic
Imagery
Informal Diction
overstatement characterized by exaggerated language. "I'm sta…
a metrical form in which each foot consists of an unstressed…
broadly defined, any sensory detail or evocation in a work; m…
language that is not as lofty or impersonal as formal diction…
Hyperbole
overstatement characterized by exaggerated language. "I'm sta…
Iambic
a metrical form in which each foot consists of an unstressed…
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AP Composition and Literature: Drama- Test 3
Act
Antagonist
Aside
Catastrophe
a major division in the action of the play, comprising one or…
(applicable to both plays and fiction) the most prominent of…
(applicable to both plays and fiction) a short speech or rema…
(applicable to both plays and fiction) the final resolution o…
Act
a major division in the action of the play, comprising one or…
Antagonist
(applicable to both plays and fiction) the most prominent of…
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AP Literature & Composition Set #3
Avocation
Callous
Capricious
Disparity
hobby or minor occupation
showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others
given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior
a great difference
Avocation
hobby or minor occupation
Callous
showing or having an insensitive and cruel disregard for others
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Chapter 3 AP Literature and Composition
plot
narrative
conflict
Exposition
arrangement of events in a narrative. Almost always, a confli…
a story. May be written either in prose or in verse.
the tension, opposition, or struggle that drives a plot. When…
The opening section provides background information about the…
plot
arrangement of events in a narrative. Almost always, a confli…
narrative
a story. May be written either in prose or in verse.
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AP English LIterature & Composition #3
avocation (noun)
capricious (adj)
disparity (noun)
efficacy (noun)
something a person does in addition to a principal occupation…
subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or…
lack of similarity or equality
capacity for producing a desired result or effect
avocation (noun)
something a person does in addition to a principal occupation…
capricious (adj)
subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or…
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AP Literature and Composition Terms
allegory
alliteration
allusion
anachronism
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
sound device; repetition of initial (beginning) consonant sou…
figure of speech which makes brief reference to an historical…
something out of its place in time or history. Ex: Julius Cae…
allegory
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
alliteration
sound device; repetition of initial (beginning) consonant sou…
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary List 3
cavalier
anathema
amicable
conjuration
haughty or distainful
a person or thing detested or loathed
characterized by showing goodwill
the act of calling on a sacred name
cavalier
haughty or distainful
anathema
a person or thing detested or loathed
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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…
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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…
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Terms for AP Literature and Composition
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…
200 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abnegation
acquiesce
acrimony
acumen
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
to agree, to favor, to accept
sharp animosity, harshness, or bitterness
superior mental qualities, keen insight
abnegation
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
acquiesce
to agree, to favor, to accept
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AP Literature and Composition 2015 Set 3 (character)
Antagonist
Cardboard character
Pejorative
Confidante
"the bad guy" or the opponent of the protagonist or central c…
A stereotype, mannequin, drone or otherwise uninteresting sim…
Tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagemen…
Someone in whom the central character confides, thus revealin…
Antagonist
"the bad guy" or the opponent of the protagonist or central c…
Cardboard character
A stereotype, mannequin, drone or otherwise uninteresting sim…
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary Set 3
emulate
nostalgic
refutation
mollify
to copy in an attempt to equal or be better than
longing for familiar things or persons, or for a period of ti…
a speech that seeks to prove the opposition's argument as wro…
to soften, make gentle, to calm, (as an emotion)
emulate
to copy in an attempt to equal or be better than
nostalgic
longing for familiar things or persons, or for a period of ti…
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AP Literature and Composition (12): Vocab 3
Annals
Anthropomorphic
Antic
Antipathy
(n) historical records
(adj) describes any act or statement that ascribes human char…
(n/adj) odd or eccentric behavior, amusing gestures, pranks,…
(n) a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; something that…
Annals
(n) historical records
Anthropomorphic
(adj) describes any act or statement that ascribes human char…
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AP Literature & Composition Vocabulary Words 3
Magnanimous
Impertinent
Befuddled
Hermetic
generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty re…
intrusive or presumptuous, as persons or their actions; insol…
to confuse, as with glib statements or arguments
made airtight by fusion or sealing
Magnanimous
generous in forgiving an insult or injury; free from petty re…
Impertinent
intrusive or presumptuous, as persons or their actions; insol…
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AP Literature/Language and Composition Vocabulary Week 3
Carbuncle
Catharsis
Caucus
Caveat (emptor)
a severe abscess or multiple boil in the skin, typically infe…
the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from,…
a meeting of the members of a legislative body who are member…
a warning or proviso of specific stipulations, conditions, or…
Carbuncle
a severe abscess or multiple boil in the skin, typically infe…
Catharsis
the process of releasing, and thereby providing relief from,…
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AP Literature and Composition Vocab Quiz #3
Begging the Question
Bildungsroman
Canon (canonical)
Catharsis
A form of logical fallacy in which a statement or claim is as…
A novel or story whose theme is the moral or psychological gr…
The works of an author that have been accepted as authentic
Purification or cleansing of the spirit through the emotions…
Begging the Question
A form of logical fallacy in which a statement or claim is as…
Bildungsroman
A novel or story whose theme is the moral or psychological gr…
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AP English Literature and Composition Tone Vocabulary 3
Acerbic
Chagrined
Detached
Fervent
caustic, bitter
mortified, embarrassed
aloof, disinterested
zealous, fanatical
Acerbic
caustic, bitter
Chagrined
mortified, embarrassed
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AP English Literature and Composition: Vocabulary Week 3
Vindicate (v)
Imperious (adj)
Cryptic (adj)
Futile (adj)
clear (someone) of blame or suspicion... show or prove to be ri…
assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant a…
having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure
incapable of producing any useful result; pointless
Vindicate (v)
clear (someone) of blame or suspicion... show or prove to be ri…
Imperious (adj)
assuming power or authority without justification; arrogant a…
200 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abnegation
acquiesce
acrimony
acumen
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
to agree, to favor, to accept
sharp animosity, harshness, or bitterness
superior mental qualities, keen insight
abnegation
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
acquiesce
to agree, to favor, to accept
150 terms
AP Literature and Composition Terms
Anti-hero
Anagnorisis
Ad deus absconditus
False Analogy
the character upon whom the resolution of the story depends a…
Recognition of truth about one's self and his actions; moment…
Omniscient presence
When two cases are not sufficiently parallel to lead readers…
Anti-hero
the character upon whom the resolution of the story depends a…
Anagnorisis
Recognition of truth about one's self and his actions; moment…
200 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abnegation
acquiesce
acrimony
acumen
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
to agree, to favor, to accept
sharp animosity, harshness, or bitterness
superior mental qualities, keen insight
abnegation
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
acquiesce
to agree, to favor, to accept
30 terms
AP English Literature and Composition List 3+4
Chorus
Climax
Conceit
Connotation
a group of actors speaking or chanting in unison, often while…
the turning point or high point in a plot
a metaphor of great ingenuity in which a fanciful notion, an…
what a word suggests beyond its basic definition; a word's ov…
Chorus
a group of actors speaking or chanting in unison, often while…
Climax
the turning point or high point in a plot
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AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary (week 3-4)
incognito (n.)
cognizant (adj.)
farcicial (adj.)
discursive (adj.)
one who is in disguise
aware about something
ridiculous and comical
shifting from one subject to another
incognito (n.)
one who is in disguise
cognizant (adj.)
aware about something
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AP Literature and Composition Exam
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…
20 terms
Lesson 3 Vocabulary - AP Literature & Composition
affinity (noun)
ambiguous (adj)
anachronism (noun)
arduous (adj)
a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea
open to or having several possible meanings or interpretation…
something or someone that is not in its correct time
requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult
affinity (noun)
a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea
ambiguous (adj)
open to or having several possible meanings or interpretation…
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