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AP Literature Lit. Terms #1
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
Analogy
repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words t…
reference to someone or something that is known from history,…
deliberately suggesting two or more different, and sometimes…
comparison made between two things to show how they are alike.
Alliteration
repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words t…
Allusion
reference to someone or something that is known from history,…
AP Literature Lit Terms Exam #1
Allusion
Anaphora
Antithesis
Apostrophe
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historica…
the repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of consec…
a statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent…
Allusion
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historica…
Anaphora
the repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of consec…
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AP Literature Lit Terms
allusion
attitude
details (choice of details)
devices of sound
a reference in a work of literature to something outside of t…
the disposition toward or opinion of a subject by a speaker,…
the individual items or parts that make up a larger picture o…
the techniques of deploying the sound of words, especially in…
allusion
a reference in a work of literature to something outside of t…
attitude
the disposition toward or opinion of a subject by a speaker,…
AP Literature Lit Terms 3 1-50
Implicit
implied metaphor
in media res
indirect characterization
suggested or understood without being directly stated
compares 2 unlike things but it does so without mentioning on…
"into the middle of things" usually describes a narrative tha…
the process by which the personality of a character is reveal…
Implicit
suggested or understood without being directly stated
implied metaphor
compares 2 unlike things but it does so without mentioning on…
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AP Literature Vocabulary: Unit 1 (+ Lit Terms)
adjunct
bellwether
caterwaul
chimerical
(n.) something added to something else as helpful or useful b…
(n.) male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhouse; a…
(v.) to howl or screech like a cat; to quarrel; (n.) a harsh…
(adj.) absurd; wildly fantastic; impossible
adjunct
(n.) something added to something else as helpful or useful b…
bellwether
(n.) male sheep that leads the flock to the slaughterhouse; a…
Ap literature lit. term 1-62
Allegory
Allusion
Archetype
Apostrophe
a figure of speech in which abstract ideas and principles are…
is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing o…
is a typical character, an action or a situation that seems t…
is a figure of speech sometimes represented by exclamation "O…
Allegory
a figure of speech in which abstract ideas and principles are…
Allusion
is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing o…
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AP Literature Lit Terms
Ambiguity
Anaphora
Assonance
Asyndentation
word, phrase, statement that has multiple meanings
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive…
vowel sound in a non- rhyming word
absence of a conjunction between parts of a sentence
Ambiguity
word, phrase, statement that has multiple meanings
Anaphora
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive…
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AP Literature Lit. Terms-Trimester 1
alliteration
allusion
analogy
anecdote
the repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group o…
reference to person, place, ore event meant to create an effe…
comparison that points out similarities between two dissimila…
brief narrative often used illustrate an idea or make a point
alliteration
the repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group o…
allusion
reference to person, place, ore event meant to create an effe…
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AP Lit test 1 terms and British Literature
Irony
satire
allegory
allusion
meaning beneath the surface of the writing
the use of humor to criticize
a story which different parts work together to represent anot…
a reference to something, usually to mythology or the Bible,…
Irony
meaning beneath the surface of the writing
satire
the use of humor to criticize
AP Lit British Literature
sonnet
quatrain
open formed poetry
closed form poetry
14 lines and is one of the most popular and durable closed po…
*four line stanza ... *most common and adaptable stanzaic buildi…
*eliminates the restrictions of the closed form... *each poem is…
*lines contain specific numbers of syllables measured out acc…
sonnet
14 lines and is one of the most popular and durable closed po…
quatrain
*four line stanza ... *most common and adaptable stanzaic buildi…
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AP Literature - Lit Glossary
metaphor
simile
symbol
personification
comparison between two dissimilar objects or things
comparison between two dissimilar objects or things using lik…
when one thing represents something else
giving inanimate objects human characteristics
metaphor
comparison between two dissimilar objects or things
simile
comparison between two dissimilar objects or things using lik…
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AP LIT literature terms
allegory
allusion
alliteration
anaphora
a figure of speech in which abstract ideas and principles are…
reference to something else. Generally, when we consider some…
when words begin with the same sounds. Ex. "The west wind wen…
repetition of the same word or group of words at the beginnin…
allegory
a figure of speech in which abstract ideas and principles are…
allusion
reference to something else. Generally, when we consider some…
PLATO-AP Lit-Unit 1-Arguments in Literature
literature
genres
lyric poetry
concrete poetry
conveys meaning beyond the text, from author to reader, seeks…
are ways to break down literature, can be defined by length,…
has a musical quality, and expresses thoughts or feelings of…
gets the point across through shapes made by words
literature
conveys meaning beyond the text, from author to reader, seeks…
genres
are ways to break down literature, can be defined by length,…
AP Literature Lit Terms
allusion
analogy
anti hero
apostrophe
An implied or indirect reference to a person, event, or thing…
Relationship based on parallels or connections between ideas
Character that has characteristics opposite of a hero; clumsy…
Arrangement of words addressing a non-existent person of abst…
allusion
An implied or indirect reference to a person, event, or thing…
analogy
Relationship based on parallels or connections between ideas
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AP Literature Lit Terms
accent
allegory
alliteration
allusion
the stress on a certain syllable
Describes a story that contains a double meaning
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of at lea…
A reference within a work to a person, place, event, or anoth…
accent
the stress on a certain syllable
allegory
Describes a story that contains a double meaning
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AP Lit Allusions: LITERATURE
Pollyanna
albatross around one's neck
Faust/Faustian bargain
Babbitt
from Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 children's classic of the same…
from "The Ryme of the Ancient Mariner" (1798) by Samuel Taylo…
from the classic German legend (also von Goethe's stage versi…
from Sinclair Lewis' "Babbit" (1922); the protagonist is a co…
Pollyanna
from Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 children's classic of the same…
albatross around one's neck
from "The Ryme of the Ancient Mariner" (1798) by Samuel Taylo…
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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AP Lit Unit 1: Literature Professor
Syntax
Denotation
Connotation
Imagery
linguistics : the way in which words are put together to form…
the meaning of a word or phrase
an idea or quality that a word makes you think about in addit…
language that causes people to imagine pictures in their mind
Syntax
linguistics : the way in which words are put together to form…
Denotation
the meaning of a word or phrase
AP English Literature: Lit Terms
Allegory
Anaphora
Ananstrophe
Antimetabole
story or poem in which elements stand for other people or for…
repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
inversion of the usual, normal, or logical order of the parts…
repetition of words in successive clauses in reverse grammati…
Allegory
story or poem in which elements stand for other people or for…
Anaphora
repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
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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 Lit Terms (LITERATURE)
Pollyanna
albatross around one's neck
Faust/Faustian bargain
Babbitt
one who has an irrepressibly optimistic outlook in the face o…
psychological burden that feels like a curse. ... (Samuel Taylor…
An agreement in which a person abandons his spiritual values…
person and especially a business or professional man who conf…
Pollyanna
one who has an irrepressibly optimistic outlook in the face o…
albatross around one's neck
psychological burden that feels like a curse. ... (Samuel Taylor…
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vocab, AP Literature Vocabulary (Unit 1), AP Lit Vocab III
aegis
apprise
bibulous
claque
protection, sponsorship, patronage
to inform of, to make aware of by giving oral or written notice
fond of or inclined to drink; absorbent
a group of people hired to applaud a performer or performance…
aegis
protection, sponsorship, patronage
apprise
to inform of, to make aware of by giving oral or written notice
Lit Terms #1 WTW AP Literature
Abstract
Alliteration
Allusion
Assonance
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
A reference to another work or famous figure.
The repeated use of vowel sounds: "Old king Cole was a merry…
Abstract
Complex, discusses intangible qualities like good and evil, s…
Alliteration
The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
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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Greek Literature - AP lit
Origin of Greek Drama
Dithyramb
Orchestra
Tragoedia
Created to worship God Dionysus
A lyric poem or hymn that was performed in praise of Dionysus
Circular dancing area
Song that chorus sang in honor of Dionysus - "goat song"
Origin of Greek Drama
Created to worship God Dionysus
Dithyramb
A lyric poem or hymn that was performed in praise of Dionysus
AP Literature Lit Terms
Metonymy
Alliteration... Ex: "The Wicked Witch of…
Synecdoche ... Ex: "Oh, that this too, to…
Synesthesia
the practice of not using the formal word for an object or su…
words are used in quick succession and begin with letters bel…
a literary devices that uses a part of something to refer to…
it refers to the depiction of a strong connection, link or bo…
Metonymy
the practice of not using the formal word for an object or su…
Alliteration... Ex: "The Wicked Witch of…
words are used in quick succession and begin with letters bel…
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AP Literature: Lit Terms
Antecedent
Antihero
Antithetical
Aphorism
An expression that gives meaning to a pro-form
A central character in a story or movie who lacks conventiona…
Directly opposed or contrasted
A pithy observation that contains a general truth
Antecedent
An expression that gives meaning to a pro-form
Antihero
A central character in a story or movie who lacks conventiona…
AP Literature Lit Terms
3rd person limited
3rd person objective
alliteration
allusion
narrator speaks in 3rd person but restricts to 1 person's vie…
narrator refuses to enter the minds of any character
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
reference to something universally known
3rd person limited
narrator speaks in 3rd person but restricts to 1 person's vie…
3rd person objective
narrator refuses to enter the minds of any character
AP Literature Lit Terms
Quixotic
Extended Metaphor
Paradox
Oxymoron
Acting foolishly or unnecessarily
A metaphor that is continued for several sentences
A seemingly self contradictory STATEMENT / phrase
Two WORDS that are opposite, but put together
Quixotic
Acting foolishly or unnecessarily
Extended Metaphor
A metaphor that is continued for several sentences
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AP Literature-Lit Terms
Avante Garde
Coquettish
Femme Fatale
Gentrify
favoring or introducing experimental or unusual ideas
behaving in such a way as to suggest a playful sexual attract…
a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose c…
renovate and improve (especially a house or district) so that…
Avante Garde
favoring or introducing experimental or unusual ideas
Coquettish
behaving in such a way as to suggest a playful sexual attract…
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AP Literature Chapter 1 Lit Terms Vocabulary
Narration
Epic
Fiction
Novel
the recounting of an event or series of events; the act of te…
a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral traditio…
literature in the form of prose, especially short stories and…
a fictitious prose narrative of book length, typically repres…
Narration
the recounting of an event or series of events; the act of te…
Epic
a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral traditio…
AP Literature Lit Terms
allegory
apostrophe
ellipsis
hyperbole
a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions repr…
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent…
the omission of a word or phrase which is grammatically neces…
intentional exaggeration to create an effect
allegory
a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions repr…
apostrophe
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent…
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AP Literature Lit Terms
accent
allegory
alliteration
allusion
the stress on a certain syllable
Describes a story that contains a double meaning
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of at lea…
A reference within a work to a person, place, event, or anoth…
accent
the stress on a certain syllable
allegory
Describes a story that contains a double meaning
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AP Lit- Literature Periods
428-1066
1066-1450
1485-1660
1660-1790
Old English Period
Middle English Period
Renaissance/Reformation
Neoclassical (Enlightenment)
428-1066
Old English Period
1066-1450
Middle English Period
AP Literature Lit Terms
Alliteration
Assonance
Cacophony
Euphony
A number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occ…
When two or more words close to one another repeat the same v…
Points to a situation where there is a mixture of harsh and i…
The use of words and phrases that are distinguished as having…
Alliteration
A number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occ…
Assonance
When two or more words close to one another repeat the same v…
AP Lit Literature Allusions
Babbitt
Brobdingnagian
Bumble
Cinderella
A self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
Gigantic, enormous, on a large scale, enlarged; after Brobdin…
To speak or behave clumsily or faltering, to make a humming o…
One who gains affluence or recognition after obscurity and ne…
Babbitt
A self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
Brobdingnagian
Gigantic, enormous, on a large scale, enlarged; after Brobdin…
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AP LITERATURE LIT TERMS
Simile
Metaphor
Oxymoron
Irony
A comparison or analogy that typically uses like or as.
A comparison or analogy that states one thing IS another
A phrase composed of opposites; a contradiction.
A statement that means the opposite of what it seems to mean;…
Simile
A comparison or analogy that typically uses like or as.
Metaphor
A comparison or analogy that states one thing IS another
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Literature Allusions - AP LIT
Babbitt
Brobdingnagian
Bumble
Cinderella
a self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
gigantic, enormous, on a large scale, enlarged ; after Brobdi…
to speak or behave clumsily or faltering, to make a humming o…
one who gains affluence or recognition after obscurity and ne…
Babbitt
a self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
Brobdingnagian
gigantic, enormous, on a large scale, enlarged ; after Brobdi…
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literature AP lit terms
story
plot
components of a plot
exposition
narrative... the unfolding of events
story plus the complex interconnections between events
exposition... conflict... rising action... climax... falling action... denou…
acquaints readers with the setting of the story (time and pla…
story
narrative... the unfolding of events
plot
story plus the complex interconnections between events
Ap Literature Lit Terms
Ambiguity
Antecedent
Approximate rhyme
Atmosphere
Ambiguity or fallacy of ambiguity is a word, phrase, or state…
Antecedent is an earlier clause, phrase or word to which a pr…
Approximate rhyme, sometimes called near rhyme, occurs betwee…
A literary technique, atmosphere is a type of feelings that r…
Ambiguity
Ambiguity or fallacy of ambiguity is a word, phrase, or state…
Antecedent
Antecedent is an earlier clause, phrase or word to which a pr…
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AP Lit - Literature Devices
Anecdote
Perspective
Aphorism
Contradiction
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
A character's view of the situation or events in the story
A concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a…
A direct opposition between things compared; inconsistency
Anecdote
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
Perspective
A character's view of the situation or events in the story
AP Literature - Lit Devices
Abstract Language
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Language describing ideas and qualities
A narrative having a second meaning
The repetition of initial identical consonant sounds
An indirect reference to something that the reader is expecte…
Abstract Language
Language describing ideas and qualities
Allegory
A narrative having a second meaning
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Lit Terms (AP Literature)
anaphora
antithesis
apostrophe
asyndeton
repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
a balancing of two opposite or contrasting words, phrases, or…
An address to the dead as if living; to the inanimate as if a…
A series of words separated by commas (with no conjunction),…
anaphora
repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
antithesis
a balancing of two opposite or contrasting words, phrases, or…
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AP Literature- Lit terms
Buildingsroman
Anecdote
synecdoche
Metonymy
Known as a apprentice novel
a brief personal narrative which focuses on a particular inci…
using one part of an object to represent the entire object. "…
substituting the name of one object for another object closel…
Buildingsroman
Known as a apprentice novel
Anecdote
a brief personal narrative which focuses on a particular inci…
AP Literature "Lit Terms"
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
A story, poem, or picture thay can be interpreted to reveal a…
The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
An expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
Uncertainty or in exactness of meaning in language
Allegory
A story, poem, or picture thay can be interpreted to reveal a…
Alliteration
The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
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AP Literature Lit Devices
Alliteration
Analogy
Antagonist
Archetype
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
A comparison made between two items, situations, or ideas tha…
A character in a story or play who opposes the chief characte…
A character, an action, or situation that seems to represent…
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
Analogy
A comparison made between two items, situations, or ideas tha…
AP Lit: Humor in Literature
Meiosis
Hyperbole
Slapstick
Sarcasm
When an author deliberately understands the obvious
The opposite of understatement, used to exaggerate his or her…
Generally more prevalent in comedies, it is also conveyed in…
One of the most popular forms of humor that is hailed to be s…
Meiosis
When an author deliberately understands the obvious
Hyperbole
The opposite of understatement, used to exaggerate his or her…
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AP Literature Lit. Terms #6
Inversion
Irony
Verbal Irony
Situational Irony
the reversal of the normal word order in a sentence or phrase.
a discrepancy between appearances and reality.
occurs when someone says one thing but really means something…
takes place when there is a discrepancy between what is expec…
Inversion
the reversal of the normal word order in a sentence or phrase.
Irony
a discrepancy between appearances and reality.
AP Lit Vocabulary- Literature Movements
Gothic
Pastoral
Surrealism
Naturalism
Gothic movement is basically all scary everything! ... Gothic ch…
The pastoral mode is all about glorifying the simple life, th…
Founded by André Breton (1896-1966), surrealism began as an a…
A literary movement from the 1880s to 1930s that used detaile…
Gothic
Gothic movement is basically all scary everything! ... Gothic ch…
Pastoral
The pastoral mode is all about glorifying the simple life, th…
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AP Literature Lit. Terms #4
Explication
Narrative
Exposition
Description
act of interpreting or discovering the meaning of a text, usu…
the form of discourse that tells about a series of events.
one of the four major forms of discourse, in which something…
a form of discourse that uses language to create a mood or em…
Explication
act of interpreting or discovering the meaning of a text, usu…
Narrative
the form of discourse that tells about a series of events.
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