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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…
41 terms
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…
41 terms
Literature Terms (AP English Lit)
Allusion
Anachronism
Apostrophe
Aside
Figure of speech which makes brief reference to an historical…
Something out of its place in time or history: Julius Caesar…
Addressing someone or something, usually not present, as thou…
A statement delivered by an actor in such a way that the othe…
Allusion
Figure of speech which makes brief reference to an historical…
Anachronism
Something out of its place in time or history: Julius Caesar…
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Lit Terms - English Literature 1
Antagonist
Characterization
Direct
Indirect
The person or thing opposing the protagonist or hero of the s…
A representation of a person's attributes or peculiarities, a…
The writer states directly what the character is like
The writer gives clues and hints as to what the character is…
Antagonist
The person or thing opposing the protagonist or hero of the s…
Characterization
A representation of a person's attributes or peculiarities, a…
89 terms
AP English Literature: Lit Terms
Abstract
Academic
Accent
Aesthetic
An abstract style in writing is typically complex, discusses…
As an adjective describing style, this word means dry and the…
In poetry, accent refers to the stressed portion of a word.…
Appealing to the senses. A coherent sense of taste and a subj…
Abstract
An abstract style in writing is typically complex, discusses…
Academic
As an adjective describing style, this word means dry and the…
18 terms
AP English Literature (Lit. Terms Study Guide)
Zeugma
Metonymy
Synecdoche
Anaphora
The use of a single verb to refer to two different objects in…
The use of a vaguely suggestive, physical object to embody a…
A Trope in which a part signifies the whole or the whole that…
The intentional repetition of beginning clauses in order to c…
Zeugma
The use of a single verb to refer to two different objects in…
Metonymy
The use of a vaguely suggestive, physical object to embody a…
159 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Lit Terms
aestheticism
allegory
alliteration
allusion
An emphasis of values which appreciate beauty (in nature, cul…
A story, poem, or picture that holds a hidden meaning (Animal…
A repetition of sounds at the beginning of words which are co…
An indirect reference to something well known, especially lit…
aestheticism
An emphasis of values which appreciate beauty (in nature, cul…
allegory
A story, poem, or picture that holds a hidden meaning (Animal…
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English Literature ~ Lit Terms A-M
Act
Act
Allegory
Allegory
A major division in the action of a play.
The ends of _____ are typically indicated by lowering the cur…
A narration or description usually restricted to a single mea…
Although the elements in an __________ may be interesting in…
Act
A major division in the action of a play.
Act
The ends of _____ are typically indicated by lowering the cur…
133 terms
AP Lit Review-Cracking the AP English Literature Exam : Literary Terms
aesthetic, aesthetics
allegory
alliteration
allusion
As an adjective, it means "appealing to the senses." As a nou…
a story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
a reference to another work or famous figure... It may be classi…
aesthetic, aesthetics
As an adjective, it means "appealing to the senses." As a nou…
allegory
a story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
133 terms
AP Lit Review-Cracking the AP English Literature Exam : Literary Terms
aesthetic, aesthetics
allegory
alliteration
allusion
As an adjective, it means "appealing to the senses." As a nou…
a story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
a reference to another work or famous figure... It may be classi…
aesthetic, aesthetics
As an adjective, it means "appealing to the senses." As a nou…
allegory
a story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
159 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Lit Terms
aestheticism
allegory
alliteration
allusion
An emphasis of values which appreciate beauty (in nature, cul…
A story, poem, or picture that holds a hidden meaning (Animal…
A repetition of sounds at the beginning of words which are co…
An indirect reference to something well known, especially lit…
aestheticism
An emphasis of values which appreciate beauty (in nature, cul…
allegory
A story, poem, or picture that holds a hidden meaning (Animal…
441 terms
Handbook to Literature Lit Terms
Accismus
Acmeism
Adonic Verse
Aesthetic Distance
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
The measure that consists of a Dactyl and a Spondee (stress u…
A term used to describe the effect produced when an emotion o…
Accismus
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
Acmeism
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
37 terms
Handbook to Literature Lit Terms
Accismus
Acmeism
Adonic Verse
Aesthetic Distance
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
The measure that consists of a Dactyl and a Spondee (stress u…
A term used to describe the effect produced when an emotion o…
Accismus
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
Acmeism
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
26 terms
AP English Literature Lit Terms 27-51
Elegy
Epic
Epithet
Homeric Epithet
A poem of mourning, usually about someone who has died.
A long narrative poem, written in heightened language, which…
A word or phrase preceding or following a name which serves t…
consists of a compound adjective that is regularly used to mo…
Elegy
A poem of mourning, usually about someone who has died.
Epic
A long narrative poem, written in heightened language, which…
59 terms
AP English Lit Angelos Language of Literature Terms
couplet
consonance
conceit
complaint
two consecutive lines of verse with end rhymes
the repetition of consonant sounds in the middle or at the en…
an extended metaphor that designates a fanciful notion, usual…
A lyric poem, common in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,…
couplet
two consecutive lines of verse with end rhymes
consonance
the repetition of consonant sounds in the middle or at the en…
32 terms
Lit Terms for AP English Literature and Composition
allegory
Allusion
Ambiguity
Apostrophe
A story in which people, things, and events have another mean…
A reference in a work of literature to something outside the…
Multiple meaning a literary work may communicate, especially…
Direct address, usually to someone or something that is not p…
allegory
A story in which people, things, and events have another mean…
Allusion
A reference in a work of literature to something outside the…
41 terms
English - Lit. Terms and Native American Literature
drama
tone
point of view
conflict
play
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed…
The perspective from which a story is told
A problem or struggle between two opposing forces in a story
drama
play
tone
A writer's attitude toward his or her subject matter revealed…
133 terms
Marquez TW AP Lit Review-Cracking the AP English Literature Exam : Literary Terms
aesthetic(s)
allegory
alliteration
allusion
As an adjective, it means "appealing to the senses." As a nou…
a story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
the repetition of initial consonant sounds
a reference to another work or famous figure... It may be classi…
aesthetic(s)
As an adjective, it means "appealing to the senses." As a nou…
allegory
a story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
15 terms
English Literature: Medieval Lit.
Early Middle Ages
High Middle Ages
Black Plague
Hundred Years' War
starts when the Romans clear out in about 400 A.D. Then the N…
around 1150-1215 when all the stuff you might have seen in Ro…
around 1350. lotso people died
1337 to 1453. In france, overlapped with the latter half of t…
Early Middle Ages
starts when the Romans clear out in about 400 A.D. Then the N…
High Middle Ages
around 1150-1215 when all the stuff you might have seen in Ro…
English Literature: Lit. Devices
Pronouns (We, I and you)
Polysyndeton/Asyndeton
Triads
! or ?
- We: together, group, communal (possibly the author with the…
Chaos, overwhelming profusion, lots of things happening, bore…
Persuasive, lots of things
shock, anger, outrage, uncertainty, persuasion
Pronouns (We, I and you)
- We: together, group, communal (possibly the author with the…
Polysyndeton/Asyndeton
Chaos, overwhelming profusion, lots of things happening, bore…
50 terms
IB Literature Lit Terms
allusion
antithesis
aphorism
apostrophe
figure of speech which makes brief reference to an historical…
a contrast or opposition of thoughts, usually in two phrases,…
a terse statement of known authorship which expresses a gener…
addressing someone or something not present as though present…
allusion
figure of speech which makes brief reference to an historical…
antithesis
a contrast or opposition of thoughts, usually in two phrases,…
43 terms
7th Literature: Exam--Lit Terms
genre
prose
poetry
fiction
a type or category of artistic composition (literature, art,…
literature that is written in a style closely corresponding t…
writing that is highly structured and uses condensed, vivid l…
prose works of literature that are partly or totally imaginar…
genre
a type or category of artistic composition (literature, art,…
prose
literature that is written in a style closely corresponding t…
AP Literature Glossary of Lit terms for AP English/ Lit Exam
Abstract
Accent
Aesthetic, Aesthetics
Allegory
Definition: An 'abstract' style (in writing) is typically com…
Definition: in poetry, 'accent' refers to the stressed portio…
Definition: Aesthetic can be used as an adjective meaning "ap…
Definition: An 'allegory' is a story in which each aspect of…
Abstract
Definition: An 'abstract' style (in writing) is typically com…
Accent
Definition: in poetry, 'accent' refers to the stressed portio…
86 terms
Literature Terms--Lit Crit
ACTION
ALLEGORY
ALLITERATION
ANALOGY
The bare events in a story. Action should not be confused wit…
An extended story which carries a deeper meaning below the su…
A literary device which creates interest by the recurrence of…
A comparison between two things, or pairs of things, to revea…
ACTION
The bare events in a story. Action should not be confused wit…
ALLEGORY
An extended story which carries a deeper meaning below the su…
29 terms
American Literature: Lit Terms
allegory
allusion
antagonist
aside
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
an expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
a person or a group of people who opposes a protagonist (aka…
a remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended…
allegory
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
allusion
an expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
76 terms
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,…
44 terms
Foundations of Literature- Lit Terms
genre
plot (the story line)
plot diagram
exposition
A type of literature form- short story, poetry, novel, drama,…
the sequence of events in the story
1. exposition 2. narrative hook 3. rising action 4. climax 5.…
the point where the characters and the setting are introduced
genre
A type of literature form- short story, poetry, novel, drama,…
plot (the story line)
the sequence of events in the story
50 terms
Literature lit terms
Allusion
Conflict
Flashback
Personification
A reference in a work of literature to a person, place, or th…
A struggle between opposing forces or characters.
Events of the past in the midst of a story in the present.
A type of figurative language in which a nonhuman subject is…
Allusion
A reference in a work of literature to a person, place, or th…
Conflict
A struggle between opposing forces or characters.
32 terms
lit test literature term
alliteration
Allusion
Assonance
Book spine poem
Repetition of the beginning sounds of word
A reference to history, religion,mythology, or another work o…
Repetition of vowel sounds in poetry
A type of found poem that is written using the words on the s…
alliteration
Repetition of the beginning sounds of word
Allusion
A reference to history, religion,mythology, or another work o…
55 terms
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
33 terms
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…
117 terms
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
74 terms
Lit terms Analysis of literature
fiction
Setting
Plot
Characters
narrative prose about characters and events from the author's…
the time and place in which a story takes place.
the progression of related events in a work of fiction. It or…
individuals who take part in the story's actions.
fiction
narrative prose about characters and events from the author's…
Setting
the time and place in which a story takes place.
19 terms
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…
43 terms
Literature lit Terms
prose
nonfiction
tone
humorous
literature written in paragraphs
any prose account that tells about something that actually ha…
the author's attitude about a writing piece
to make you laugh
prose
literature written in paragraphs
nonfiction
any prose account that tells about something that actually ha…
69 terms
AP Language and Literature: LIT TERMS
Allegory
Allusion
Anachronistic
Anaphora
A symbolism device where the meaning of a greater, often abst…
The author refers to a subject matter such as a place, event,…
Placing an event, person, item, or verbal expression in the w…
The intentional repetition of beginning clauses in order to c…
Allegory
A symbolism device where the meaning of a greater, often abst…
Allusion
The author refers to a subject matter such as a place, event,…
32 terms
brit lit literature terms
alliteration
aside
assonance
blank verse
the repetition of initial consonant sounds. It is often used…
a statement delivered by am actor to an audience in such a aw…
the repetition of vowel sounds in stressed syllables containi…
poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. It usually cont…
alliteration
the repetition of initial consonant sounds. It is often used…
aside
a statement delivered by am actor to an audience in such a aw…
AP Literature Lit terms
Anadiplosis
Anapest
Anaphora
Antithesis
"repetition of the ending segment at the beginning of another…
"a metrical foot consisting of two unstressed syllables follo…
"repetition of the beginnings of sentences or clauses"
"juxtaposition of contrasts in parallel structures"
Anadiplosis
"repetition of the ending segment at the beginning of another…
Anapest
"a metrical foot consisting of two unstressed syllables follo…
45 terms
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…
16 terms
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
57 terms
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
63 terms
Lit Terms- British Literature
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anapest
A literary work with two or more levels of meaning.
The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, etc..
A foot with two unstressed syllables followed by one stressed…
Allegory
A literary work with two or more levels of meaning.
Alliteration
The repetition of initial consonant sounds.
10 terms
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…
17 terms
AP Literature LitTerms
Extole
Inscrutable
Precocious
Trepidation
Verb - to praise or glorify
Adjective - hard to understand
Adjective - advanced for their age (usually negative)
Noun - fear and anxiety
Extole
Verb - to praise or glorify
Inscrutable
Adjective - hard to understand
9 terms
Literature Warmups: Lit Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
Is a symbolic device in which characters or events in a story…
The repetition of an initial constant sound. Often used in po…
Figure of speech where the author refers to a subject matter…
A comparison between two things for pupose of explanation or…
Allegory
Is a symbolic device in which characters or events in a story…
Alliteration
The repetition of an initial constant sound. Often used in po…
17 terms
American Lit: Literature terms
onomatopoeia
simile
hyperbole
narrative
the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by i…
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly…
obvious and intentional exaggeration
a story or account of events, experiences, or the like, wheth…
onomatopoeia
the formation of a word, as cuckoo, meow, honk, or boom, by i…
simile
a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly…
55 terms
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
441 terms
Handbook to Literature Lit Terms
Accismus
Acmeism
Adonic Verse
Aesthetic Distance
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
The measure that consists of a Dactyl and a Spondee (stress u…
A term used to describe the effect produced when an emotion o…
Accismus
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
Acmeism
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
441 terms
Handbook to Literature Lit Terms
Accismus
Acmeism
Adonic Verse
Aesthetic Distance
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
The measure that consists of a Dactyl and a Spondee (stress u…
A term used to describe the effect produced when an emotion o…
Accismus
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
Acmeism
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
441 terms
Handbook to Literature Lit Terms
Accismus
Acmeism
Adonic Verse
Aesthetic Distance
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
The measure that consists of a Dactyl and a Spondee (stress u…
A term used to describe the effect produced when an emotion o…
Accismus
a pretended refusal that is sincere or hypocritical
Acmeism
the name of a poetic movement founded in Russia in 1912 on th…
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