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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…
8 terms
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…
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…
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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…
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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…
148 terms
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…
6 terms
English Final Vocab; Folk Literature lit. Terms
Oral tradition
Myth
tall tales
Legend
Storytelling handed down through word of mouth
A traditional tale that explains nature or history; uses supe…
Traditional tales that rely on exaggeration for a comic effect
Based on reality but told so many times it takes on a larger-…
Oral tradition
Storytelling handed down through word of mouth
Myth
A traditional tale that explains nature or history; uses supe…
6 terms
English Final Vocab; Folk Literature lit. Terms
Oral tradition
Myth
tall tales
Legend
Storytelling handed down through word of mouth
A traditional tale that explains nature or history; uses supe…
Traditional tales that rely on exaggeration for a comic effect
Based on reality but told so many times it takes on a larger-…
Oral tradition
Storytelling handed down through word of mouth
Myth
A traditional tale that explains nature or history; uses supe…
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…
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…
30 terms
World Literature General Lit. Terms
Theme
Symbol
Imagery
Verbal Irony
central idea or message
something that is itself and something else.
Language that affects the five senses.
Saying one thing and meaning another. (Sarcasm)
Theme
central idea or message
Symbol
something that is itself and something else.
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…
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…
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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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…
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…
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…
6 terms
English Final Vocab; Folk Literature lit. Terms
Oral tradition
Myth
tall tales
Legend
Storytelling handed down through word of mouth
A traditional tale that explains nature or history; uses supe…
Traditional tales that rely on exaggeration for a comic effect
Based on reality but told so many times it takes on a larger-…
Oral tradition
Storytelling handed down through word of mouth
Myth
A traditional tale that explains nature or history; uses supe…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
Lit Terms examples in Literature
Animal Farm
She sells seashells down by the sea sh…
"Of vile, incurable sores on innocent…
"I ran all the way to the main gate, a…
(allegory) Allegory of communism. Manor Farm is allegorical o…
(alliteration) More examples include: Peper Piper picked a pe…
(allusion) Dulce et decorum est is an allusion forWorld War I…
(ambiguity) The words they and here used by Holden Caulfield…
Animal Farm
(allegory) Allegory of communism. Manor Farm is allegorical o…
She sells seashells down by the sea sh…
(alliteration) More examples include: Peper Piper picked a pe…
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,…
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…
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.
31 terms
AP Literature Lit Terms
Ambiguity
Anaphora
Assonance
Asyndentation
word, phrase, statement that has multiple meanings
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive…
vowel sound in a non- rhyming word
absence of a conjunction between parts of a sentence
Ambiguity
word, phrase, statement that has multiple meanings
Anaphora
repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive…
25 terms
Literature 8H Lit Terms
Plot
Conflict
Internal conflict
External conflict
The series of events in a story, that typically include the f…
A struggle between opposing forces, which could be external o…
Is a struggle that takes place within a character's own mind,…
Involves a struggle between a character and an outside force,…
Plot
The series of events in a story, that typically include the f…
Conflict
A struggle between opposing forces, which could be external o…
6 terms
Lit Terms: Roles in Literature
Symbol
Protagonist
Antagonist
Flashback
is a person, place, or object that stands for something else.…
is the main character in a piece of fiction
is that which provides the conflict
is when a present time narrative is interrupted to go back to…
Symbol
is a person, place, or object that stands for something else.…
Protagonist
is the main character in a piece of fiction
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
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
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
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.
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
45 terms
English 1 Literature Review (Lit)
Alliteration
Allusion
Anecdote
Antagonist
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
an expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
a short and amusing or interesting story about a real inciden…
a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or som…
Alliteration
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
Allusion
an expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
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…
25 terms
Literature 8H Lit Terms
Plot
Conflict
Internal conflict
External conflict
The series of events in a story, that typically include the f…
A struggle between opposing forces, which could be external o…
Is a struggle that takes place within a character's own mind,…
Involves a struggle between a character and an outside force,…
Plot
The series of events in a story, that typically include the f…
Conflict
A struggle between opposing forces, which could be external o…
100 terms
Modern Literature Lit Terms
abstract
action
allegory
alliteration
The opposite of concrete. The more intangible a term or state…
The events or unfolding of events in a narrative.
The concrete presentation of an abstract idea with at least t…
The repetition of sounds in a sequence of words. "Peter... Piper…
abstract
The opposite of concrete. The more intangible a term or state…
action
The events or unfolding of events in a narrative.
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…
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…
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
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