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20 terms
AP English Literature- Setting
Admonish
Aplomb
Barrage
Cognizant
warn or reprimand someone firmly
Self-confidence
bombardment
aware; conscious
Admonish
warn or reprimand someone firmly
Aplomb
Self-confidence
235 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
abstract
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
adage
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
25 terms
AP English British Literature Terms (set 1)
anaphora
aphorism
chiasmus
connotation
Repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
a concise statement that expresses distinctly a general truth…
statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the secon…
Implied or associated meaning of a word ... example: "Wall Stree…
anaphora
Repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
aphorism
a concise statement that expresses distinctly a general truth…
77 terms
AP English Literature Terms
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
60 terms
AP English Literature
brevity
irony
synecdoche
paradox
briefness or conciseness in speech or writing
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually…
A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole (as…
a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or a…
brevity
briefness or conciseness in speech or writing
irony
incongruity between what might be expected and what actually…
235 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
abstract
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
adage
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
215 terms
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…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
12 terms
AP English Literature set 1
Allegory
Allusion
Anecdote
Antagonist
Narrative with multiple levels of meaning
Literary, historical, religious, mythological reference
Brief story or tale
Force opposing main character/protagonist
Allegory
Narrative with multiple levels of meaning
Allusion
Literary, historical, religious, mythological reference
204 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
abstract
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
adage
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
108 terms
AP English Literature Set 2
Epigraph
Blank Verse
Discredit
Venerable
an inscription, especially one placed on a building, tomb, et…
Verse without rhyme
Loss or lack of reputation; dishonor
Worthy of being venerated, revered, or highly respected and e…
Epigraph
an inscription, especially one placed on a building, tomb, et…
Blank Verse
Verse without rhyme
20 terms
AP English Literature - 2nd Set - List 9
astute
beseech
capitulate
deprecating
shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
To ask earnestly; to beg
To give in; to surrender
expressing disapproval
astute
shrewd, crafty, showing practical wisdom
beseech
To ask earnestly; to beg
20 terms
AP English Literature - 2nd Set - List 11
amorous
benign
dissolute
ebullient
Having or showing strong feelings of attraction or love
Harmless
Loose in one's morals or behavior
exhilarated; full of enthusiasm and high spirits
amorous
Having or showing strong feelings of attraction or love
benign
Harmless
20 terms
AP English Literature - 2nd Set - List 10
accordant
accouterments
deportment
exposition
being in agreement or harmony
additional items of dress or equipment, or other items carrie…
A manner of personal conduct; behavior
Background information presented in a literary work.
accordant
being in agreement or harmony
accouterments
additional items of dress or equipment, or other items carrie…
72 terms
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…
57 terms
AP English Literature Exam Review
epic
litotes
A.D. 449
Fate and Fame
a long narrative poem about a hero who embodies a culture's v…
A figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which a…
the year that the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes (three Germanic t…
key elements of Anglo-Saxon belief. The first (Wyrd) is inesc…
epic
a long narrative poem about a hero who embodies a culture's v…
litotes
A figure of speech consisting of an understatement in which a…
213 terms
The Giant List of Terms for AP English Literature
abstract
act
allegory
alliteration
(n) a general term, referring to a broad concept as opposed t…
(n) a major subunit into which a play is divided. The number…
(n) "A story or visual image with a second distinct meaning p…
(n) Repetition of initial consonant sounds... ex: wondrous weepi…
abstract
(n) a general term, referring to a broad concept as opposed t…
act
(n) a major subunit into which a play is divided. The number…
67 terms
English AP Literature
Conceit
The Petrarchan conceit
Example of the Petrarchan conceit
The metaphysical conceit
Figure of speech, usually a simile or metaphor, forming an in…
hyperbolic comparison made by a suffering lover of his love t…
my love --> like the ocean
sets up an analogy between entity's spiritual qualities and a…
Conceit
Figure of speech, usually a simile or metaphor, forming an in…
The Petrarchan conceit
hyperbolic comparison made by a suffering lover of his love t…
26 terms
AP English Literature Terms (set 2)
Alliteration
Antithesis
Assonance
Caesura
The repetition of initial sounds in succession or neightaniy.
A statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced.
The repetition at close intervals of the novel, sounds of acc…
A pause introduced into the reading by a mark of punctuation.
Alliteration
The repetition of initial sounds in succession or neightaniy.
Antithesis
A statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced.
5 terms
AP English Literature Terms--Set 18
oxymoron
parable
paradox
koan
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory te…
A relatively short story that teaches a moral, or lesson abou…
A statement that appears self-contradictory, but that reveals…
A paradox used in Zen Buddhism to gain intuitive knowledge: "…
oxymoron
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory te…
parable
A relatively short story that teaches a moral, or lesson abou…
30 terms
AP English Literature Poetry Terms
consonance
assonance
alliteration
parallelism
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in c…
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close…
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
Phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed…
consonance
Repetition of a consonant sound within two or more words in c…
assonance
Repetition of a vowel sound within two or more words in close…
34 terms
AP English Literature Literary Terms
Allusion
Dramatic Irony
Situational Irony
Verbal Irony
A brief reference to a literary, mythological, famous, or his…
when a reader or viewer knows something that a character does…
when something happens that the reader or character does not…
when someone says one thing but means another
Allusion
A brief reference to a literary, mythological, famous, or his…
Dramatic Irony
when a reader or viewer knows something that a character does…
235 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
abstract
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
adage
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
198 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Antagonist
Catharsis
Climax
Conflict
Any force aligned against the protagonist
Purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
Opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters o…
Antagonist
Any force aligned against the protagonist
Catharsis
Purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
60 terms
AP English Literature Tone Words
aloof
apathetic
ambivalent
audacious
not emotionally involved, at a distance
uncaring
having mixed feelings
recklessly bold or contemptuous
aloof
not emotionally involved, at a distance
apathetic
uncaring
20 terms
AP English Literature Drama Terms
Aside
Monologue
Soliloquy
Allusion
A remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended…
(n.) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
A dramatic speech, revealing inner thoughts and feelings, spo…
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or i…
Aside
A remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended…
Monologue
(n.) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
22 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary Set III
Philistine
proxy
belie
de rigueur
(n). 1. Of or pertaining to the ancient Philistines ... 2. unedu…
(n.) 1. the authority to represent someone else, especially i…
(v.) 1. To picture falsely or to misrepresent ... 2. to show to…
(adj.) 1. Strictly required by etiquette, usage, or fashion... 2…
Philistine
(n). 1. Of or pertaining to the ancient Philistines ... 2. unedu…
proxy
(n.) 1. the authority to represent someone else, especially i…
21 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary Set IV
inchoate
alacrity
victuals
lachrymose
(adj.) 1. Just begun; incipient; not yet fully formed or deve…
(n.) 1. Swiftness in response; briskness and eagerness (do so…
(n.) 1. Food fit for human consumption, food supplies (grub,…
(adj.) 1. Weeping or inclined to weep; tearful ... 2. Causing te…
inchoate
(adj.) 1. Just begun; incipient; not yet fully formed or deve…
alacrity
(n.) 1. Swiftness in response; briskness and eagerness (do so…
45 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
act
allegory
alliteration
An abstract term is a general term, referring to a broad conc…
The major sub-unit into which the action of a play is divided…
A literary work that portrays abstract ideas concretely. Char…
Repetition of initial consonant sounds... World Wide Web or Big…
abstract
An abstract term is a general term, referring to a broad conc…
act
The major sub-unit into which the action of a play is divided…
40 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary Set 9
diction
didactic writing
dilemma
dimeter
a style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of wo…
writing that is intended or inclined to teach, preach, or ins…
a situation in which a character must decide between two cour…
a metrical line containing two feet.
diction
a style of speaking or writing as dependent upon choice of wo…
didactic writing
writing that is intended or inclined to teach, preach, or ins…
25 terms
AP English British Literature Terms (set 1)
anaphora
aphorism
chiasmus
connotation
Repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
a concise statement that expresses distinctly a general truth…
statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the secon…
Implied or associated meaning of a word ... example: "Wall Stree…
anaphora
Repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
aphorism
a concise statement that expresses distinctly a general truth…
24 terms
Hamlet (AP English Literature)
Setting
Hamlet
Claudius
Gertrude
Castle Elsinore in Denmark
Son of the dead king/Prince of Denmark
Brother of the dead king
Hamlet's mother who remarries her husband's brother
Setting
Castle Elsinore in Denmark
Hamlet
Son of the dead king/Prince of Denmark
48 terms
AP English 3 Literature Terms
diction
syntax
theme
thesis
word choice
sentence structure
central meaning or dominant idea in a literary work
sentence that states the author's opinion on a topic
diction
word choice
syntax
sentence structure
19 terms
AP Literature Set 2
alliteration
diction
figurative language
hyperbole
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words or s…
A speaker or writer's choice of words (formal, informal, coll…
A form of language use in which writers and speakers convey s…
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong e…
alliteration
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words or s…
diction
A speaker or writer's choice of words (formal, informal, coll…
235 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
abstract
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
adage
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
235 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
abstract
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
adage
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
184 terms
Close Reading AP English Literature (AP 4)
Inference
Archetype
Antagonist
Protagonist
opinion with evidence to support
an original pattern or model from which all other things of t…
person who opposes the protagonist
the hero or main character
Inference
opinion with evidence to support
Archetype
an original pattern or model from which all other things of t…
26 terms
AP English Literature Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand…
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…
Allegory
story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand…
Alliteration
repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words t…
37 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary Set 1--Short Story and Novel
foreshadowing
antagonist
colloquial
theme
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
any force that is in opposition to the main character
ordinary language, the vernacular
a generalized, abstract paraphrase of the dominant idea or co…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
antagonist
any force that is in opposition to the main character
235 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
abstract
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
adage
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
56 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Study Set
allegory
allusion
anecdote
antagonist
A story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary wo…
A brief narrative that focuses on a particular incident or ev…
A character or force in conflict with the main character
allegory
A story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
allusion
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary wo…
242 terms
AP English Literature Terms
allegory
alliteration
allusion
ambiguity
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
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…
a vagueness of meaning; a conscious lack of clarity meant to…
allegory
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
alliteration
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
90 terms
AP English Literature Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Ambiguity
Anaphora
A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
same constant at the beginning of words ex. Marilyn Monroe
When the author is unclear/leaves out an event, so the reader…
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of lines of a…
Allegory
A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
Alliteration
same constant at the beginning of words ex. Marilyn Monroe
235 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
abstract
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
adage
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
81 terms
AP English Literature Terms
asyndeton
apostrophe
assonance
apposition
commas used w/o conjunction to separate a series of words (i.…
calling out to an object or an abstract idea (i.e. the wind)
repetition of vowel sounds
when elements that are an explanation of the something stated…
asyndeton
commas used w/o conjunction to separate a series of words (i.…
apostrophe
calling out to an object or an abstract idea (i.e. the wind)
235 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
abstract
an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
adage
a saying/proverb containing a truth based on experience and o…
102 terms
AP English Literature Terms
devices of sound
style
point of view
theme
the techniques of deploying the sound of words, especially in…
the characteristic manner of expression of an author; include…
any of several possible vantage points from which a story is…
the main thought expressed by a work; meaning of the work as…
devices of sound
the techniques of deploying the sound of words, especially in…
style
the characteristic manner of expression of an author; include…
11 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary set 2
theme
couplet
dialect
synechdoche
a generalized, abstract paraphrase of the dominant idea or co…
two rhyming lines of iambic pentameter that together present…
the language and speech idiosyncrasies of a specific area, re…
when a part is used to signify a whole, as in "All hands on d…
theme
a generalized, abstract paraphrase of the dominant idea or co…
couplet
two rhyming lines of iambic pentameter that together present…
11 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary set 1
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
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