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213 terms
The Giant List of Terms for AP English Literature
abstract
act
allegory
alliteration
(n) a general term, referring to a broad concept as opposed t…
(n) a major subunit into which a play is divided. The number…
(n) "A story or visual image with a second distinct meaning p…
(n) Repetition of initial consonant sounds... ex: wondrous weepi…
abstract
(n) a general term, referring to a broad concept as opposed t…
act
(n) a major subunit into which a play is divided. The number…
English Literature terms
Assonance
Imagery
Tone
alliteration
The repetition of a vowel sound in multiple words in a row
description that appeals to the five senses
the attitude that the author or narrator has toward the subject
The repetition of the same or similar sounds at the beginning…
Assonance
The repetition of a vowel sound in multiple words in a row
Imagery
description that appeals to the five senses
15 terms
English 7 Literature Terms
Conflict
Theme
Point of View
Foreshadowing
The problem in a story.... External: When a character is in conf…
The message an author wishes to convey through their writing.…
The perspective from which a story is told. There are three m…
Hints the author might give about what is going to happen in…
Conflict
The problem in a story.... External: When a character is in conf…
Theme
The message an author wishes to convey through their writing.…
60 terms
English 9: Literature Terms
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
Falling Action
The start of the story. The way things are before the action…
The series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to…
The turning point. The most intense moment (either mentally o…
All of the action which follows the climax
Exposition
The start of the story. The way things are before the action…
Rising Action
The series of conflicts and crisis in the story that lead to…
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…
27 terms
English-American literature terms
Propriety
Repine
Oft
Chide (chastise)
Customs and manlrs of polite society
To complain
Old form of the word "often"
To scold
Propriety
Customs and manlrs of polite society
Repine
To complain
113 terms
AP English Literature Terms
style
theme
allusion
symbol
the characteristic manner of expression of an author; include…
the main thought expressed by a work; meaning of the work as…
a reference in a work of literature to something outside of t…
something that is simultaneously itself and a sign of somethi…
style
the characteristic manner of expression of an author; include…
theme
the main thought expressed by a work; meaning of the work as…
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…
20 terms
English 2 Literature Terms
Allusion
Assonance
Conflict(Internal)
External Conflict
A reference to a past event, person, literature, etc.(Catcher…
Repetition of vowel sounds
Conflict within a character (Fences-Troy not knowing what to…
Conflict with outside forces(Fences- Cory and Troy argue and…
Allusion
A reference to a past event, person, literature, etc.(Catcher…
Assonance
Repetition of vowel sounds
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…
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)
37 terms
AP Literature + Composition // Lit Terms pt 2
Hypothetical Question
Idiom
Imagery
Invective
A question that raises a hypothesis, conjecture or supposition
An expression in a given language that cannot be understood f…
The use of figurative language to represent objects, actions…
An intensely vehement, highly emotional verbal attack
Hypothetical Question
A question that raises a hypothesis, conjecture or supposition
Idiom
An expression in a given language that cannot be understood f…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
30 terms
AP English Literature Terms
bard
bathos
belle-lettres
bibliography
a poet, in olden times, a performer who told heroic stories t…
the use of insincere or overdone sentimentality
the French term for the world of books, criticism, and litera…
a list of works cited or otherwise relevant to a subject or o…
bard
a poet, in olden times, a performer who told heroic stories t…
bathos
the use of insincere or overdone sentimentality
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…
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
33 terms
English 11 Literature Terms
Irony
Verbal Irony
Sarcasm
Dramatic Irony
In language, a discrepancy between what is said and what is m…
A mode of expression in which the speaker or writer says the…
A style of bitter irony intended to hurt or mock its target.
A situation in which the larger implications of a character's…
Irony
In language, a discrepancy between what is said and what is m…
Verbal Irony
A mode of expression in which the speaker or writer says the…
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
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…
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…
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
10 terms
American Lit terms, Early American Literature
Great Awakening
Parallelism
Figures of Speech
Natural Men
Religious revival in Puritan churches to try and get wayward…
Similar sentences or words repeated. Creates a sense of horro…
Describes one thing in terms of another, a very different thi…
Someone who has strayed from the church, or is simply faking…
Great Awakening
Religious revival in Puritan churches to try and get wayward…
Parallelism
Similar sentences or words repeated. Creates a sense of horro…
30 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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
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…
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…
Ap literature lit. term 1-62
Allegory
Allusion
Archetype
Apostrophe
a figure of speech in which abstract ideas and principles are…
is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing o…
is a typical character, an action or a situation that seems t…
is a figure of speech sometimes represented by exclamation "O…
Allegory
a figure of speech in which abstract ideas and principles are…
Allusion
is a brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing o…
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…
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…
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…
7 terms
English- Literature Terms To Know
Theme
Legend
Folktale
Oral Tradition
is the main message of the story.
is a story that relates amazing events or accomplishments.
story originating in popular culture, typically passed on by…
Oral tradition is information passed down through the generat…
Theme
is the main message of the story.
Legend
is a story that relates amazing events or accomplishments.
23 terms
English Literature Terms
civilization
allusion
imagery
personification
the most advanced stage of human social development and organ…
an expression that refers to literature or history to efficie…
descriptive or figurative language
the attribution of human characteristics to something nonhuman
civilization
the most advanced stage of human social development and organ…
allusion
an expression that refers to literature or history to efficie…
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…
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…
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
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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