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AP English Language and Composition Examples
Metaphor
Simile
Metonymy
Synecdoche
The office is a beehive of activity on Mondays
He was as unpleasant as a wart
If we cannot strike offenders in the heart, let us strike the…
Twenty eyes watched our every move
Metaphor
The office is a beehive of activity on Mondays
Simile
He was as unpleasant as a wart
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AP English language and composition, examples
Allusion
Anadiplosis
Anaphora
Antimetabole/Chiasmus
"I was surprised his nose was not growing like Pinocchio's."
"The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladi…
"Buying nappies for the baby, feeding the baby, playing with…
"Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can d…
Allusion
"I was surprised his nose was not growing like Pinocchio's."
Anadiplosis
"The general who became a slave. The slave who became a gladi…
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AP Language and Composition: Vocabulary Examples
Allusion
Analogy
Faulty Analogy
Anaphora
"Plan ahead: it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
"The pen is the writer's sword."
"If dogs are healthier when living in cool climates, then fis…
" We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on the end. We shall…
Allusion
"Plan ahead: it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
Analogy
"The pen is the writer's sword."
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AP English Language and Composition: Rhetorical Terms Examples
audience
concession
connotation
context
Gehrig's ____ was his teammates and fans in the stadium that…
Lou Gehrig concedes what some of his listeners may think — th…
All of the following mean "overweight": ... That cat is PLUMP. T…
The ____ for Lou Gehrig's speech is the recent announcement o…
audience
Gehrig's ____ was his teammates and fans in the stadium that…
concession
Lou Gehrig concedes what some of his listeners may think — th…
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AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical terms with examples
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…
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AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical terms with examples Dougherty
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…
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AP Language and Composition Vocabulary and Examples
Hyperbole
Hyperbole Example
Mataphor
Mataphor Example
An over-exaggeration used to make a point.
Its so cold, polar bears are wearing jackets.
Comparing two objects by referring to onw thing as if it were…
Life is a roller coaster.
Hyperbole
An over-exaggeration used to make a point.
Hyperbole Example
Its so cold, polar bears are wearing jackets.
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AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical terms with examples
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…
Examples of Rhetorical Terms - AP English Language and Composition
Ad Hominem
Allegory
Allusion
Anadiplosis
EX: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee - Atticus Finch poi…
EX: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe": The author C.S.…
EX: A Pandora's box: This allusion has been in numerous liter…
EX: Yoda from Star Wars - "fear leads to anger. Anger leads t…
Ad Hominem
EX: "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee - Atticus Finch poi…
Allegory
EX: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe": The author C.S.…
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AP English Language and Composition Example Quiz
Active Voice
Ad Hominem
Alliteration
Anadiplosis
Johnny Appleseed PLANTED his seeds in the garden. (Opposite o…
Richard Nixon: My opponent's economic policies allow a margin…
"How much WOOd can a WOOdchuck chuck, if a WOOdchuck could ch…
The men fought the fire. Fire raged across the town. The town…
Active Voice
Johnny Appleseed PLANTED his seeds in the garden. (Opposite o…
Ad Hominem
Richard Nixon: My opponent's economic policies allow a margin…
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AP English Language and Composition Terms 5 (Examples)
Allusion
Assonance
Dialect
Figurative Language
Don't look like a Romeo in front of her.
Men sell the wedding bells.
Aye laddy, that 'ill do fine.... Seez dis? Is gonna stick ya wif…
Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee or something.
Allusion
Don't look like a Romeo in front of her.
Assonance
Men sell the wedding bells.
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English:AP Language and Composition Terms/Examples
+Periphrasis
+Rhetorical Question
+Epistrophe
+Anastrophe
a) A trope in which one substitutes a descriptive word or phr…
a) A trope in which the one asks a leading question. ... b) Exam…
a) A scheme in which the same word is repeated at the end of…
a) A scheme in which normal word order is changed for emphasi…
+Periphrasis
a) A trope in which one substitutes a descriptive word or phr…
+Rhetorical Question
a) A trope in which the one asks a leading question. ... b) Exam…
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AP Language and Composition: Vocabulary Week 6 Examples
opulent
indignant
obsequious
scurril
The United States is this way in comparison with underdevelop…
Homeless people are typically this.
Elizabeth Stanton felt that far too many women were this way.
Police have to be careful not to use excessive force or they…
opulent
The United States is this way in comparison with underdevelop…
indignant
Homeless people are typically this.
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AP Language and Composition: Vocabulary Week 1 Examples
metaphor
epistrophe
analogy
alliteration
Her hair was a bridal veil around her face, shimmering, pale…
The cars do not sell because the engineering is inferior, the…
Knowledge always desires increase: it is like a fire, which m…
Yes, I have read that little bundle of pernicious prose, but…
metaphor
Her hair was a bridal veil around her face, shimmering, pale…
epistrophe
The cars do not sell because the engineering is inferior, the…
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AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical terms with examples Fall 2016
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…
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English language and composition vocabulary
Accusatory
Apathetic
Awe
Bitter
charging of wrongdoing
indifferent due to lack of energy or concern
solemn wonder
exhibiting animosity as a result of pain or grief
Accusatory
charging of wrongdoing
Apathetic
indifferent due to lack of energy or concern
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AP Language & Composition: Vocabulary 2 (without examples)
Confluence
Conjugal
Contentious
Conundrum
Flowing together of two streams
To join in marriage
Quarrelsome or argumentative
A dilemma
Confluence
Flowing together of two streams
Conjugal
To join in marriage
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AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical terms with examples
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…
26 terms
AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical terms with examples
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…
AP Language and Composition Vocabulary Examples Unit 2
Mediocrity
Description
Thesis
Short Sentences
heroes rising above the mediocrity that surrounds them
"Hattie was a woman...I ever got published."
"From 1938 to 1942, when I attended Bernard High School in Mc…
"That was my teacher!"
Mediocrity
heroes rising above the mediocrity that surrounds them
Description
"Hattie was a woman...I ever got published."
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AP English Language and Composition Example Quiz
Active Voice
Ad Hominem
Alliteration
Anadiplosis
Johnny Appleseed PLANTED his seeds in the garden. (Opposite o…
Richard Nixon: My opponent's economic policies allow a margin…
"How much WOOd can a WOOdchuck chuck, if a WOOdchuck could ch…
The men fought the fire. Fire raged across the town. The town…
Active Voice
Johnny Appleseed PLANTED his seeds in the garden. (Opposite o…
Ad Hominem
Richard Nixon: My opponent's economic policies allow a margin…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Ad Hominem Argument
Allegory
Alliteration ...
Allusion
Attacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than ad…
Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or con…
The repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginning…
A reference, usually oblique or faint, to another thing, idea…
Ad Hominem Argument
Attacks the opposing speaker or another person rather than ad…
Allegory
Fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or con…
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Balance
Parallelism
Chiasmus
Climax
The syntactic structure of each sentence supports its meaning…
Expresses similar or related ideas in similar grammatical str…
Grammatical structure of the first clause or phrase is revers…
Writer arranges ideas in order of importance
Balance
The syntactic structure of each sentence supports its meaning…
Parallelism
Expresses similar or related ideas in similar grammatical str…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary: Course Introduction
apathetic
egotistical
eloquent
flippant
(adj.) lacking concern, emotion (Uninterested in politics, Br…
(adj.) excessively self-centered; conceited (Though Danielle…
(adj.) expressive, articulate, moving (The priest gave such a…
(adj.) lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy (The teen…
apathetic
(adj.) lacking concern, emotion (Uninterested in politics, Br…
egotistical
(adj.) excessively self-centered; conceited (Though Danielle…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Aristotelian Triangle
SOAPS
Polemic
Refutation
Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject
A strong written or verbal attack against something or someone
Negation of an argument against a point that has been made
Aristotelian Triangle
SOAPS
Speaker, Occasion, Audience, Purpose, Subject
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AP English language and Composition- GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS AND THEIR USES/Examples
ALLEGORY
ALLITERATION
ALLUSION
AMBIGUITY
An extended story which carries a deeper meaning below the su…
A literary device which creates interest by the recurrence of…
A literary device which creates interests through a brief, in…
When, for a higher purpose, an author intentionally suggests…
ALLEGORY
An extended story which carries a deeper meaning below the su…
ALLITERATION
A literary device which creates interest by the recurrence of…
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AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
Rhetoric
Text
Occasion
Context
the art of effective, persuasive speaking or writing
this is not limited to the written word. This means any cultu…
the time and place a speech is given or a text is created.
the circumstances, atmosphere, attitudes, and events surround…
Rhetoric
the art of effective, persuasive speaking or writing
Text
this is not limited to the written word. This means any cultu…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary (Set 2))
Concomitant
Conflagration
Contrite
Conundrum
(adj.) accompanying in a subordinate fashion (His dislike of…
(n.) great fire (The conflagration consumed the entire buildi…
(adj.) penitent, eager to be forgiven (Blake's contrite behav…
(n.) puzzle, problem (Interpreting Jane's behavior was a cons…
Concomitant
(adj.) accompanying in a subordinate fashion (His dislike of…
Conflagration
(n.) great fire (The conflagration consumed the entire buildi…
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AP English Language and Composition Rhetorical terms with examples
Personification
Antithesis
Anaphora
Alliteration
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…
"From forth the fatal loins of these two foes..." is an examp…
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…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary (Set 1)
Abjure
Abrogate
Acerbic
Acrimony
(v.) to reject, renounce (To prove his honesty, the president…
(v.) to abolish, usually by authority (The Bill of Rights ass…
(adj.) biting, bitter in tone or taste (Jill became extremely…
(n.) bitterness, discord (Though they vowed that no girl woul…
Abjure
(v.) to reject, renounce (To prove his honesty, the president…
Abrogate
(v.) to abolish, usually by authority (The Bill of Rights ass…
392 terms
AP English Language and Composition Comprehensive Vocabulary List
assertion
clarity
cogent
coherent
a declaration or statement
clearness in thought or expression
convincing; reasonable
logically connected
assertion
a declaration or statement
clarity
clearness in thought or expression
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AP English language and composition vocabulary
antimetabole
antithesis
anaphora
archaic
Repetition of words in reverse order.
An opposition, or contrast, of ideas or words in a parallel C…
Repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive…
Old-fashioned or outdated choice of words.
antimetabole
Repetition of words in reverse order.
antithesis
An opposition, or contrast, of ideas or words in a parallel C…
56 terms
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
Abstract
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical o…
The repetition of identical or similar consonant sounds, norm…
A reference in a work of literature to something outside the…
Uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language
Abstract
Existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical o…
Alliteration
The repetition of identical or similar consonant sounds, norm…
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary (Set 3)
Evince
Exculpate
Execrable
Exigent
(v.) to show, reveal (Christopher's hand-wringing and nail-bi…
(v.) to free from guilt or blame, exonerate (My discovery of…
(adj.) loathsome, detestable (Her pudding is so execrable tha…
(adj.) urgent, critical (The patient has an exigent need for…
Evince
(v.) to show, reveal (Christopher's hand-wringing and nail-bi…
Exculpate
(v.) to free from guilt or blame, exonerate (My discovery of…
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AP English Language and Composition: Vocabulary
Fluid (n)
Implication (n)
Lucid (adj)
Arbiter (n)
smoothly elegant or graceful
the conclusion that can be drawn from something, although it…
expressed clearly; easy to understand
a person who settles a dispute or has ultimate authority in a…
Fluid (n)
smoothly elegant or graceful
Implication (n)
the conclusion that can be drawn from something, although it…
22 terms
Rhetorical Terms and Examples - AP English Language and Composition Part 2/3
Denotation
Diacope
Didactic
Enumeration
The strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoid…
Repetition of a word or phrase after an intervening word or p…
derived from the Greek word which means means "teaching." The…
the listing or detailing of the... parts of something. Ex. "I lo…
Denotation
The strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoid…
Diacope
Repetition of a word or phrase after an intervening word or p…
68 terms
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
Abstract
Ad hominem
Alliteration
Allusion
thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, o…
appealing to ones own prejudices, emotions or special interes…
the commencement of two or more words of a word group with th…
a passing or casual reference; an incidental mention of somet…
Abstract
thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, o…
Ad hominem
appealing to ones own prejudices, emotions or special interes…
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AP English Language & Composition | The Language of Composition | Chapter Three - "Analyzing Argument" | Examples of Key Terms
An example of Ad Hominem ("To the man")
An example of Ad Populum (Bandwagon Ap…
An example of Appeal to False Authority
An example of Begging the Question
If you argue that a park in your community should not be reno…
You should vote to elect Rachel Johnson—she has a strong lead…
A TV star, for instance, is not a medical expert, even though…
Giving students easy access to a wealth of facts and resource…
An example of Ad Hominem ("To the man")
If you argue that a park in your community should not be reno…
An example of Ad Populum (Bandwagon Ap…
You should vote to elect Rachel Johnson—she has a strong lead…
99 terms
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
abstract
ad hominem
adage
allegory
1. An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or…
1. Directed to or appealing to feelings or prejudices instead…
1. A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience…
1. A story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath th…
abstract
1. An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or…
ad hominem
1. Directed to or appealing to feelings or prejudices instead…
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Rhetorical Terms and Examples - AP English Language and Composition Part 1/3
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
The device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonants in tw…
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 tw…
24 terms
Rhetorical Terms and Examples - AP English Language and Composition Part 3/3
Metonymy (mi-ton-uh-mee)
Mood
Narrative
Onomatopoeia (on-uh-mat-uh-pee-uh)
A term from the Greek meaning "changed label" or "substitute…
Referred to as the atmosphere of a literary piece, as it crea…
The telling of a story or an account of an event or series of…
A figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in th…
Metonymy (mi-ton-uh-mee)
A term from the Greek meaning "changed label" or "substitute…
Mood
Referred to as the atmosphere of a literary piece, as it crea…
23 terms
English Language and Composition Vocabulary 1
Ineluctably
Perspicacious
Dictum
Milquetoast
unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable.
having a ready insight into and understanding of things. Obse…
a formal pronouncement from an authoritative source. a short…
a person who is timid or submissive.
Ineluctably
unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable.
Perspicacious
having a ready insight into and understanding of things. Obse…
392 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
assertion
clarity
cogent
coherent
a declaration or statement
clearness in thought or expression
convincing; reasonable
logically connected
assertion
a declaration or statement
clarity
clearness in thought or expression
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Abstract Language
Ad Hominem
Alliteration
Allusion
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than o…
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
a reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary wo…
Abstract Language
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
Ad Hominem
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than o…
100 terms
AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary
Indifferent
Apathy
Obscure
Ambiguous
Not caring one way or another; lacking of preference; neutral
Lack of emotion or interest
Unclear; clouded; partially hidden;hard to understand
Having more than one meaning; vague
Indifferent
Not caring one way or another; lacking of preference; neutral
Apathy
Lack of emotion or interest
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AP English Language and Composition FULL Vocabulary List
Abstract Language
Ad Hominem
Allegory
Alliteration
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than o…
narrative with multiple levels of meaning
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
Abstract Language
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
Ad Hominem
In an argument, this is an attack on the person rather than o…
56 terms
AP English Language & Composition Vocabulary
explicit
implicit
syntax
contrast
very clear and complete; leaving no doubt about the meaning
understood, though not clearly or directly stated
the way in which words are put together to form phrases, clau…
to illustrate how things are different
explicit
very clear and complete; leaving no doubt about the meaning
implicit
understood, though not clearly or directly stated
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AP English Language and Composition Vocabulary "Hit Parade"
Cogent
Didactic
Discourse
Lucid
convincing, reasonable
intended to instruct
verbal expression or exchange; conversation
easily flowing
Cogent
convincing, reasonable
Didactic
intended to instruct
392 terms
AP English Language and Composition Comprehensive Vocabulary List
assertion
clarity
cogent
coherent
a declaration or statement
clearness in thought or expression
convincing; reasonable
logically connected
assertion
a declaration or statement
clarity
clearness in thought or expression
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English Language and Composition #3
Claim
Grounds
Warrant
Backing
A statement that the speaker is asking the audience to accept…
Basis of real persuasion and the rest of the argument. The re…
Shows the relationship between the grounds and the claim, leg…
Gives answers to different questions and supports the warrant…
Claim
A statement that the speaker is asking the audience to accept…
Grounds
Basis of real persuasion and the rest of the argument. The re…
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