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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
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…
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…
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
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AP Lit Literature and Poetry Terms
allegory
alliteration
allusion
analogy
a narrative either in verse or prose, in which characters, ac…
the repetition of identical or similar consonant sounds, norm…
a reference in a work of literature to something outside the…
a comparison made between 2 items, situations, or ideas that…
allegory
a narrative either in verse or prose, in which characters, ac…
alliteration
the repetition of identical or similar consonant sounds, norm…
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…
12 terms
AP Lit. Packet "American Literature"
1607-1776
1765-1790
1775-1828
1828-1865
Colonial Period... -founding of Jamestown to American Revolution…
The Revolutionary Period... -greatest docs. authored... -Thomas Pai…
The Early National Period... -literature that could be... truly id…
The Romantic Period (American Renaissance/Age of Transcendent…
1607-1776
Colonial Period... -founding of Jamestown to American Revolution…
1765-1790
The Revolutionary Period... -greatest docs. authored... -Thomas Pai…
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…
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
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…
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
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…
78 terms
Terms- AP English Literature
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anachronism
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…
A person, scene, event, or other element in literature that f…
Allegory
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
16 terms
AP Lit Perrine's Literature
Allusion
Total Meaning
Tone
Alliteration
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
the total experience communicated by a poem
The mood a poem creates for the reader
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
Allusion
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
Total Meaning
the total experience communicated by a poem
30 terms
AP English Literature Terms
bard
bathos
belle-lettres
bibliography
a poet, in olden times, a performer who told heroic stories t…
the use of insincere or overdone sentimentality
the French term for the world of books, criticism, and litera…
a list of works cited or otherwise relevant to a subject or o…
bard
a poet, in olden times, a performer who told heroic stories t…
bathos
the use of insincere or overdone sentimentality
50 terms
AP Literature Poetry and Lit Terms
Speaker
Tone
Diction
Imagery--Visual
The speaker is the voice of the poem that talks to the reader…
The writer's attitude toward the subject.
The writer's choice of words which includes both vocabulary a…
Writing that triggers sight sense
Speaker
The speaker is the voice of the poem that talks to the reader…
Tone
The writer's attitude toward the subject.
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English Lit- literature terms
play
drama
act
scene
a story, in verse or prose, that is generally intended to be…
a serious literary work, usually intended for performance bef…
a major division of the action of a play or drama. usually su…
a subdivision of an act in drama. transitions indicated by lo…
play
a story, in verse or prose, that is generally intended to be…
drama
a serious literary work, usually intended for performance bef…
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)
30 terms
AP Literature Vocabulary: Unit 3 (+ Lit Terms)
ancillary
bowdlerize
condescend
cozen
(adj.) subordinate or supplementary
(v.) to remove material considered offensive
(v.) to come down or stoop voluntarily to a lower level; to d…
(v.) to trick; to cheat or swindle
ancillary
(adj.) subordinate or supplementary
bowdlerize
(v.) to remove material considered offensive
30 terms
AP Literature Vocabulary: Unit 4 (+ Lit Terms)
affinity
bilious
cognate
corollary
(n.) a natural attraction to a person, thing, or activity; a…
(adj.) peevish or irritable; sickeningly unpleasant
(adj.) closely related in origin, essential nature, or functi…
(n.) a proposition that follows from one already proven; a na…
affinity
(n.) a natural attraction to a person, thing, or activity; a…
bilious
(adj.) peevish or irritable; sickeningly unpleasant
30 terms
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…
66 terms
AP English Literature Terms
abstract
apostrophe
assonance
apposition
unable to be touched, not concrete
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…
abstract
unable to be touched, not concrete
apostrophe
calling out to an object or an abstract idea (i.e. the wind)
60 terms
The Language of Literature AP Lit Terms
Beat Generation
Classicism
Creative Non-Fiction
Gonzo Journalism
Group of American post World War II writers who came to promi…
an approach to literature and other arts that stresses reason…
Factually accurate like technical non-fiction, but written wi…
Journalism written without claims of objectivity, often inclu…
Beat Generation
Group of American post World War II writers who came to promi…
Classicism
an approach to literature and other arts that stresses reason…
34 terms
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
13 terms
Famous Literature to help for AP Lit
Antigone (Antigone, Creon, Ismene, Tir…
Othello (Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Cas…
Hamlet (Hamlet, Claudius, Gertrude, Op…
King Lear (Lear, Goneril, Regan, Corde…
- warns against hubris... - destiny vs. free will... - character as…
- fall from grace... - powerful recognition scene... - tragic flaw…
- destiny vs. free will... - powerful recognition scene... - the du…
- divine madness... - the storm (in-/external)... - "how sharper th…
Antigone (Antigone, Creon, Ismene, Tir…
- warns against hubris... - destiny vs. free will... - character as…
Othello (Othello, Iago, Desdemona, Cas…
- fall from grace... - powerful recognition scene... - tragic flaw…
21 terms
AP Literature Midterm Lit Terms
allegory
allusion
anaphora
anecdote
literary work in which characters, objects, or actions repres…
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historica…
repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of consecutiv…
a brief narrative that focuses on a particular incident or ev…
allegory
literary work in which characters, objects, or actions repres…
allusion
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historica…
30 terms
AP Literature Vocabulary: Unit 5 (+ Lit Terms)
aficionado
browbeat
commensurate
diaphanous
(n.) an enthusiastic and usually expert follower or fan
(v.) to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully
(adj.) equal in size, extent, duration, or importance; propor…
(adj.) very sheer and light; almost completely transparent
aficionado
(n.) an enthusiastic and usually expert follower or fan
browbeat
(v.) to intimidate by a stern or overbearing manner; to bully
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
30 terms
AP Literature Vocabulary: Unit 6 (+ Lit Terms)
abortive
bruit
contumelious
dictum
(adj.) failing to accomplish an intended aim or purpose; only…
(v.) to spread news, reports, or unsubstantiated rumors
(adj.) insolent or rude in speech or behavior; insultingly ab…
(n.) a short saying; an authoritative statement
abortive
(adj.) failing to accomplish an intended aim or purpose; only…
bruit
(v.) to spread news, reports, or unsubstantiated rumors
8 terms
AP English Lit
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…
30 terms
AP Literature Vocabulary: Unit 2 (+ Lit Terms)
aegis
apprise
bibulous
claque
(n.) protection; patronage; sponsorship
(v.) to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written…
(adj.) fond of or inclined to drink; absorbent
(n.) group of people hired to applaud a performer or performa…
aegis
(n.) protection; patronage; sponsorship
apprise
(v.) to inform of; to make aware of by giving oral or written…
10 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Foot
Iamb
Blank Verse
Caesura
This literary device is a measuring unit in poetry, which is…
Combination of unstressed and stressed syllable - (daDUM) (IT…
verse without rhyme, especially that which uses iambic pentam…
A rhythmical pause in a poetic line or a sentence. It often o…
Foot
This literary device is a measuring unit in poetry, which is…
Iamb
Combination of unstressed and stressed syllable - (daDUM) (IT…
20 terms
AP Literature FINAL 2014 - "Name that Lit Term"
allegory
alliteration
allusion
ambiguity
C.S. Lewis, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"... Aslan = C…
Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
"adam thinking" and "eve thinking," by Lucille Clifton
A good life depends on a liver.
allegory
C.S. Lewis, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"... Aslan = C…
alliteration
Sally sells seashells by the seashore.
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…
227 terms
AP English Literature Terms
allegory
alliteration
allusion
anachronism
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 person, scene, event, or other element in literature that f…
allegory
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
alliteration
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
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…
37 terms
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
51 terms
AP English Literature Terms
allegory
apostrophe
caesura
connotation
...
...
...
...
allegory
...
apostrophe
...
34 terms
AP English Literature Terms
allegory
alliteration
anachronism
analogy
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
a person, scene, event, or other element in literature that f…
a comparison that points out similarities between two dissimi…
allegory
a story in which the narrative/characters carry an underlying…
alliteration
the repetition of one or more initial consonant in a group of…
40 terms
AP English Literature
abjure
abrogate
abstemious
acumen
Give up, renounce; repudiate, recant, or shun (especially for…
(v.) to repeal, cancel, declare null and void
(adj.) moderate, sparing (as in eating and drinking); charact…
Sharpness of insight... Mental keenness... Mental sharpness... ability…
abjure
Give up, renounce; repudiate, recant, or shun (especially for…
abrogate
(v.) to repeal, cancel, declare null and void
19 terms
AP English and Literature Vocab
dichotomy
exegesis
schema
verisimilitude
(n) division into parts, usually two parts in opposition... syn:…
(n) critical explanation of a text ... syn: explication ... ant: ob…
(n) a diagram, plan of scheme ... syn: diagram ... ant: disorder
(n) the appearance or semblance of truth... syn: truthfulness... an…
dichotomy
(n) division into parts, usually two parts in opposition... syn:…
exegesis
(n) critical explanation of a text ... syn: explication ... ant: ob…
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…
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
44 terms
AP Senior English Literature
Abstract
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Brief summary of the major parts of a research study
A literary form in which something is said to be like somethi…
Repetition of consonant sounds
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
Abstract
Brief summary of the major parts of a research study
Allegory
A literary form in which something is said to be like somethi…
33 terms
- AP Literature - Lit Terms Study Guide
Assonance
Consonance
Internal Rhyme
Masculine Rhyme
The repetition of vowel sounds in words to create internal rh…
The repetition of the same consonant two or more times in sho…
Two words rhyming in the same line (Example: "Whiles all the…
Describes rhyming of single-syllable words. (Example: Grade,…
Assonance
The repetition of vowel sounds in words to create internal rh…
Consonance
The repetition of the same consonant two or more times in sho…
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…
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…
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…
45 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Ambiguity
Blank Verse
Cacophony
Declarative Sentence
doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
A harsh, discordant mixture of sounds
a sentence that makes a statement or declaration
Ambiguity
doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention
Blank Verse
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
31 terms
AP English Allusions - Literature
Babbitt
Brobdingnagian
Bumble
Cinderella
a self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
gigantic, enormous, on a large scale, enlarged... L: after Brobd…
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... L: after Brobd…
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