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221 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…
50 terms
English 12 Terms Literature
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Apostrophe
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
an indirect or passing reference.
a punctuation mark ( ' ) used to indicate either possession,…
Allegory
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
Alliteration
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
25 terms
AP Literature Lit Terms Exam #1
Allusion
Anaphora
Antithesis
Apostrophe
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historica…
the repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of consec…
a statement in which two opposing ideas are balanced
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent…
Allusion
a reference to something literary, mythological, or historica…
Anaphora
the repetition of words or phrases at the beginning of consec…
30 terms
English Terms Literature Domokos
Plot
Setting
Character
Protagonist
The sequence of events in a story
The time and place of the story. (There can be more than one)
person/animal that takes part in the action of the story
The main character (not always the good guy)
Plot
The sequence of events in a story
Setting
The time and place of the story. (There can be more than one)
57 terms
AP English Literature Terms
Alliteration
Assonance
Amplification
Allusion
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Takes place when two or more words close to one another repea…
The writer embellishes the sentence by adding more informatio…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Assonance
Takes place when two or more words close to one another repea…
41 terms
English Literature Literary Terms
Allegory
Ambiguity
Analogy
Anaphora
An extended story which carries a deeper meaning below the su…
When, for a higher purpose, an author intentionally suggests…
A comparison between two things, or pairs of things, to revea…
Repeated words or phrases used to emphasize a point, especial…
Allegory
An extended story which carries a deeper meaning below the su…
Ambiguity
When, for a higher purpose, an author intentionally suggests…
37 terms
Honors English Literature Terms
Plot
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
The sequence of events in a story
Introduces the setting, characters, and basic situation
Introduces the central conflict
The turning point in the action of the plot. Moment of greate…
Plot
The sequence of events in a story
Exposition
Introduces the setting, characters, and basic situation
24 terms
English Literature Terms
Setting
Protagonist
Antagonist
Character development
The physical and social context in which the action of a stor…
The main character in the story around whom the main plot of…
This is the character that is opposing the protagonist.
Perhaps he or she changes or grows in the story, or the reade…
Setting
The physical and social context in which the action of a stor…
Protagonist
The main character in the story around whom the main plot of…
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…
41 terms
English Drama/Literature Terms
Aside
Tragedy
Foil
Soliloquy
In drama, short speech spoken by a character or directly to t…
In general a literary work in which the protagonist meets an…
Secondary character who contrasts with a major character
An extended speech delivered by a character alone onstage
Aside
In drama, short speech spoken by a character or directly to t…
Tragedy
In general a literary work in which the protagonist meets an…
24 terms
English 10 - Literature Terms
anti-hero
tragic hero
mythic hero
dystopia
flawed central character, means well but lacks traits to achi…
central character makes judgement errors which leads to own d…
prophesized special powers, overthrow/restore order, goes on…
imperfect world, future, F451
anti-hero
flawed central character, means well but lacks traits to achi…
tragic hero
central character makes judgement errors which leads to own d…
38 terms
Honors English Literature Terms
allusion
antagonist
atmosphere
characterization
an expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
An antagonist is a character, group of characters, institutio…
refers to the feeling, emotion, or mood a writer conveys to a…
The act or an instance of characterizing. A description of qu…
allusion
an expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
antagonist
An antagonist is a character, group of characters, institutio…
26 terms
AP English Literature Terms
Aphorism
Apostrophe
Assonance
Burlesque
A short, pithy statement of a generally accepted truth or sen…
When the speaker addresses someone or something that isn't pr…
The repetition of two or more vowel sounds in a group of word…
A work of literature meant to ridicule a subject; a grotesque…
Aphorism
A short, pithy statement of a generally accepted truth or sen…
Apostrophe
When the speaker addresses someone or something that isn't pr…
40 terms
english ᐧ literature terms
title
author
genre type
genre form
specific name of a story, book, or film
person who writes a story
broad category of literature broken into fiction and non-fict…
category of literature grouped by its content and style
title
specific name of a story, book, or film
author
person who writes a story
11 terms
English literature key terms
characterization
allusion
figurative language
dialect
the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a…
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
writing or speech that is not meant to be taken literally
a variety of speech characterized by its own particular gramm…
characterization
the process by which the writer reveals the personality of a…
allusion
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
104 terms
English Language and Literature Terms
Register
Parenthesis
Hypophora
Hyperbole
The level of formality in a text
An aside within a text using brackets or dashes
When a speaker asks a question and immediately answers it the…
Deliberate over-exaggeration for effect
Register
The level of formality in a text
Parenthesis
An aside within a text using brackets or dashes
86 terms
Literature Terms (English 12)
Act
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Major unit of action in a play
Work with two levels of meanings, a literal and a symbolic
Repetition of consonant sounds at the beginnings of words
indirect reference to a person, place, event, or a literary w…
Act
Major unit of action in a play
Allegory
Work with two levels of meanings, a literal and a symbolic
English Literature Terms-JCHS
Plot
Rising Action
Climax
Resolution
Is the sequence of events in a story.
Occurs to develop the conflicts. The suspense or building of…
The turning point of the story, this is when the main charact…
The story comes to an end
Plot
Is the sequence of events in a story.
Rising Action
Occurs to develop the conflicts. The suspense or building of…
145 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…
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…
42 terms
English 12 Literature Terms
Epic
Pastoral
Diction
Alliteration
a narrative work about the life of a man (person), his experi…
a work that deals with the pleasures of a simple rural life o…
the author's choice of particular words
the repetition of a consonant sound in a work
Epic
a narrative work about the life of a man (person), his experi…
Pastoral
a work that deals with the pleasures of a simple rural life o…
8 terms
Junior English literature terms
Absolute Phrase
Adage
allegory
alliteration
phrase combining a noun and a particle ex. legs quivering, ar…
a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth... ex. t…
a narrative in which the characters, images, or settings act…
stylistic device in which a number of words beginning with th…
Absolute Phrase
phrase combining a noun and a particle ex. legs quivering, ar…
Adage
a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth... ex. t…
32 terms
AP Literature and Composition Lit. Terms Allegory- Irony
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anaphora
A story in which people, things, and actions represent an ide…
The repetition of initial consonant sounds, which can reinfor…
Direct/indirect reference to something that is presumably com…
One of the devices of repetition; the same word(s) is repeate…
Allegory
A story in which people, things, and actions represent an ide…
Alliteration
The repetition of initial consonant sounds, which can reinfor…
English Literature Terms
Characterization
Protagonist
Antagonist
Setting
The manner in which an author develops characters and their p…
The main character of the story
The person or force opposing the main character
Where and when the story takes place
Characterization
The manner in which an author develops characters and their p…
Protagonist
The main character of the story
9 terms
English 10 - Literature Terms
Description
Characterization
Conflict
Simile
a spoken or written presentation of a person, object, or event
a description of qualities or peculiarities
a struggle between two forces, a protagonist and an antagonist.
figure of speech used to compare. (such as, like)
Description
a spoken or written presentation of a person, object, or event
Characterization
a description of qualities or peculiarities
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…
15 terms
Sheltered English literature terms
Plot
Character
Protagonist
Antagonist
What happened in the story
People in the story
Good guy
Bad guy
Plot
What happened in the story
Character
People in the story
30 terms
English Terms Literature Domokos
Plot
Setting
Character
Protagonist
The sequence of events in a story
The time and place of the story. (There can be more than one)
person/animal that takes part in the action of the story
The main character (not always the good guy)
Plot
The sequence of events in a story
Setting
The time and place of the story. (There can be more than one)
15 terms
English Literature Play Terms
allusion
antagonist
aside
dialouge
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or i…
A person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or som…
A remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended…
Conversation between two or more people
allusion
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing or i…
antagonist
A person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or som…
14 terms
English literature term quiz
Alliteration
Allusion
Apostrophe
Assonance
The repetition of initial identical consonant sounds or any v…
A figure of speech that makes brief reference to a historical…
A figure of speech in which someone (usually but not always a…
Same or similar vowel sounds in stressed syllables that end w…
Alliteration
The repetition of initial identical consonant sounds or any v…
Allusion
A figure of speech that makes brief reference to a historical…
62 terms
AP English Literature Terms
allegory
allusion
archetype
apostrophe
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
a reference to something in literature of history
a character or personality type found in every society
someone absent, dead, or imagianary, or an abstraction, is be…
allegory
a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
allusion
a reference to something in literature of history
32 terms
English final literature terms
Flashback
Dilemma
Narrator
Imagery
Scene in a short story that interrupts the action to show an…
Circumstance in which a main character experiences problems o…
Person who tells the story
Words or phrases that create images in the reader's mind
Flashback
Scene in a short story that interrupts the action to show an…
Dilemma
Circumstance in which a main character experiences problems o…
23 terms
English Finale Literature terms
anti-hero
Tragic Hero
Foil character
Catharsis
Hero with flaws, and qualities that are not traditionally her…
Main character who falls from a high place due to a tragic fl…
Character who highlights quality of main character either by…
The cleaning release of emotions
anti-hero
Hero with flaws, and qualities that are not traditionally her…
Tragic Hero
Main character who falls from a high place due to a tragic fl…
19 terms
Advanced English Literature Terms
characters
plot
exposition
inciting incident
the people, animals, or creatures in a story
the story line; the events that take place in a story or a no…
the introduction to a piece of literary work
what sets the action in motion in a story
characters
the people, animals, or creatures in a story
plot
the story line; the events that take place in a story or a no…
13 terms
English Literature Terms 2
Sonnet
Turn
Volta
Petrarchan Sonnet
14 line poem
Transition between octave and sestet of a sonnet ; Shift in f…
Another word for Turn
14 lines consisting of an octave and sestet
Sonnet
14 line poem
Turn
Transition between octave and sestet of a sonnet ; Shift in f…
24 terms
English Unit 3 Literature Terms
alliteration
audience
epic
figurative language
the use of words with the same or similar beginning sounds
the intended readers to whom the author is writing
a long narrative poem that celebrates the deeds of a heroic f…
language that uses figures of speech such as metaphor, simile…
alliteration
the use of words with the same or similar beginning sounds
audience
the intended readers to whom the author is writing
242 terms
English Literary Terms (Literature)
Abstract
Aestheticism
Allegory
Alliteration
Used as a noun, the term refers to a short summary or outline…
A literary and artistic movement of the nineteenth century. F…
A narrative technique in which characters representing things…
A poetic device where the first consonant sounds or any vowel…
Abstract
Used as a noun, the term refers to a short summary or outline…
Aestheticism
A literary and artistic movement of the nineteenth century. F…
12 terms
English: Macbeth Literature Terms
iambic pentameter
blank verse
rhyming couplet
prose
a specific rhythm. each line has 10 syllables or 5 feet. 1 fo…
unrhymed iambic pentameter. perfect for drama. closest to nat…
2 lines of iambic pentameter that rhythm. always omes after a…
ordinary speech
iambic pentameter
a specific rhythm. each line has 10 syllables or 5 feet. 1 fo…
blank verse
unrhymed iambic pentameter. perfect for drama. closest to nat…
19 terms
English Literature Terms
Alliteration
Metaphor
Personification
Sonnet
The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close to…
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemin…
A kind of metaphor in which a nonhuman thing or quality is ta…
A 14 line lyric poem, usually written in iambic pentameter, t…
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds in words that are close to…
Metaphor
A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two seemin…
AP Literature and Composition (lit terms test)
chiasmus
assonance
situational irony
oxymoron
"Reverse parallelism" The second part of a sentence is balanc…
vowel is repeated... "black pillar"... "sable clad shape standing"…
irony involving a situation in which actions have an effect t…
An image of contradictory terms... Example: Bittersweet, pretty…
chiasmus
"Reverse parallelism" The second part of a sentence is balanc…
assonance
vowel is repeated... "black pillar"... "sable clad shape standing"…
60 terms
AP Lit test 1 terms and British Literature
Irony
satire
allegory
allusion
meaning beneath the surface of the writing
the use of humor to criticize
a story which different parts work together to represent anot…
a reference to something, usually to mythology or the Bible,…
Irony
meaning beneath the surface of the writing
satire
the use of humor to criticize
15 terms
Literature Terms (final for English)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Suspence
Conflict
main character in conflict or drama
character or force to block protagonist
uncertainty or anxiety
struggle or clash
Protagonist
main character in conflict or drama
Antagonist
character or force to block protagonist
36 terms
honors english literature terms
active voice
alliteration
allusion
antagonist
the relation of the grammatical subject of the verb is perfor…
the repetition of identical or similar sounds at the beginnin…
an indirect or passing reference
character going against the protagonist
active voice
the relation of the grammatical subject of the verb is perfor…
alliteration
the repetition of identical or similar sounds at the beginnin…
10 terms
English literature terms
Oxymoron
Allusion
Dramatic irony
Metaphor
Two contradictory elements that are combined
Reference to something from history, literature, the Bible, m…
When the audience knows something that the characters do not…
Comparison between 2 unlike things without using like or as
Oxymoron
Two contradictory elements that are combined
Allusion
Reference to something from history, literature, the Bible, m…
235 terms
SB Literature 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…
26 terms
English Literature Technical Terms
Exposition
Rising action
Climax
Falling action
The essential background information at the beginning of a li…
the development of conflict and complications in a literary w…
the turning point in a literary work
results or effects of the climax of a literary work
Exposition
The essential background information at the beginning of a li…
Rising action
the development of conflict and complications in a literary w…
19 terms
AP Lit Course Terms: genres/classification of literature
Prose
Verse
Narrative
Allegory
Writing that falls into linked fragments or sentences and pag…
Poetry
A short line in prose or verse
A narrative in which the characters, action and setting make…
Prose
Writing that falls into linked fragments or sentences and pag…
Verse
Poetry
45 terms
English - Literature Terms
1st person point of view
2nd person point of view
3rd person point of view
Alliteration
The events are told by a character in the story. Key words ar…
Topically used in instructional writing or choose your own ad…
The events are told by someone outside the story. Key words a…
The repetition of similar initial constant sounds in order to…
1st person point of view
The events are told by a character in the story. Key words ar…
2nd person point of view
Topically used in instructional writing or choose your own ad…
35 terms
English Lit terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
a story with two ore more meanings
repetition of consonant sounds
reference to a well known person, place, event, literary work…
comparison between two things that otherwise have no comparis…
Allegory
a story with two ore more meanings
Alliteration
repetition of consonant sounds
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