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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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,…
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…
50 terms
AP Literature-Lit Terms
Avante Garde
Coquettish
Femme Fatale
Gentrify
favoring or introducing experimental or unusual ideas
behaving in such a way as to suggest a playful sexual attract…
a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose c…
renovate and improve (especially a house or district) so that…
Avante Garde
favoring or introducing experimental or unusual ideas
Coquettish
behaving in such a way as to suggest a playful sexual attract…
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
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…
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…
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
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
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
21 terms
AP Literature Lit Terms
allegory
apostrophe
ellipsis
hyperbole
a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions repr…
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent…
the omission of a word or phrase which is grammatically neces…
intentional exaggeration to create an effect
allegory
a literary work in which characters, objects, or actions repr…
apostrophe
a figure of speech in which one directly addresses an absent…
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
36 terms
AP Literature Lit Terms
Alliteration
Assonance
Cacophony
Euphony
A number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occ…
When two or more words close to one another repeat the same v…
Points to a situation where there is a mixture of harsh and i…
The use of words and phrases that are distinguished as having…
Alliteration
A number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occ…
Assonance
When two or more words close to one another repeat the same v…
16 terms
AP LITERATURE LIT TERMS
Simile
Metaphor
Oxymoron
Irony
A comparison or analogy that typically uses like or as.
A comparison or analogy that states one thing IS another
A phrase composed of opposites; a contradiction.
A statement that means the opposite of what it seems to mean;…
Simile
A comparison or analogy that typically uses like or as.
Metaphor
A comparison or analogy that states one thing IS another
11 terms
literature AP lit terms
story
plot
components of a plot
exposition
narrative... the unfolding of events
story plus the complex interconnections between events
exposition... conflict... rising action... climax... falling action... denou…
acquaints readers with the setting of the story (time and pla…
story
narrative... the unfolding of events
plot
story plus the complex interconnections between events
33 terms
Ap Literature Lit Terms
Ambiguity
Antecedent
Approximate rhyme
Atmosphere
Ambiguity or fallacy of ambiguity is a word, phrase, or state…
Antecedent is an earlier clause, phrase or word to which a pr…
Approximate rhyme, sometimes called near rhyme, occurs betwee…
A literary technique, atmosphere is a type of feelings that r…
Ambiguity
Ambiguity or fallacy of ambiguity is a word, phrase, or state…
Antecedent
Antecedent is an earlier clause, phrase or word to which a pr…
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…
37 terms
Lit Terms (AP Literature)
anaphora
antithesis
apostrophe
asyndeton
repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
a balancing of two opposite or contrasting words, phrases, or…
An address to the dead as if living; to the inanimate as if a…
A series of words separated by commas (with no conjunction),…
anaphora
repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
antithesis
a balancing of two opposite or contrasting words, phrases, or…
20 terms
AP Literature- Lit terms
Buildingsroman
Anecdote
synecdoche
Metonymy
Known as a apprentice novel
a brief personal narrative which focuses on a particular inci…
using one part of an object to represent the entire object. "…
substituting the name of one object for another object closel…
Buildingsroman
Known as a apprentice novel
Anecdote
a brief personal narrative which focuses on a particular inci…
112 terms
AP Literature "Lit Terms"
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
A story, poem, or picture thay can be interpreted to reveal a…
The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
An expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
Uncertainty or in exactness of meaning in language
Allegory
A story, poem, or picture thay 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…
77 terms
AP English Literature Terms
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
a lyric poem that is somewhat serious in subject and treatmen…
foreshadowing
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
204 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…
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,…
13 terms
AP Literature Lit Terms 3
apostrophe
aside
blank verse
bombast
a figure of speech in which someone (usually, but not always…
words spoken by a character on stage that are meant to be hea…
unrhymed iambic pentameter
pretentious, exaggeratedly learned language
apostrophe
a figure of speech in which someone (usually, but not always…
aside
words spoken by a character on stage that are meant to be hea…
17 terms
AP Literature Lit. Terms #6
Inversion
Irony
Verbal Irony
Situational Irony
the reversal of the normal word order in a sentence or phrase.
a discrepancy between appearances and reality.
occurs when someone says one thing but really means something…
takes place when there is a discrepancy between what is expec…
Inversion
the reversal of the normal word order in a sentence or phrase.
Irony
a discrepancy between appearances and reality.
10 terms
AP Literature Lit. Terms #5
Fable
Farce
Figurative Language
Flashback
a very short story told in prose or poetry that teaches a pra…
a type of comedy in which ridiculous and often stereotyped ch…
Words which are inaccurate if interpreted literally, but are…
a scene that interrupts the normal chronological sequence of…
Fable
a very short story told in prose or poetry that teaches a pra…
Farce
a type of comedy in which ridiculous and often stereotyped ch…
17 terms
AP Literature Lit. Terms #4
Explication
Narrative
Exposition
Description
act of interpreting or discovering the meaning of a text, usu…
the form of discourse that tells about a series of events.
one of the four major forms of discourse, in which something…
a form of discourse that uses language to create a mood or em…
Explication
act of interpreting or discovering the meaning of a text, usu…
Narrative
the form of discourse that tells about a series of events.
12 terms
AP Literature Lit. Terms #3
Chiasmus
Cliche
Colloquialism
Comedy
In poetry, a type of rhetorical balance in which the second p…
is a word or phrase, often a figure of speech, that has becom…
a word or phrase in everyday use in conversation and informal…
in general, a story that ends with a happy resolution of the…
Chiasmus
In poetry, a type of rhetorical balance in which the second p…
Cliche
is a word or phrase, often a figure of speech, that has becom…
AP English Lit Allusions- Literature
Brobdingnagian
Cinderella
Don Juan
Don Quixote
-gigantic, enormous, on a large scale,... enlarged ; ... -after Bro…
-one who gains affluence or recognition... after obscurity and n…
-a libertine, profligate, a man obsessed with... seducing women…
-someone overly idealistic to the point of... having impossible…
Brobdingnagian
-gigantic, enormous, on a large scale,... enlarged ; ... -after Bro…
Cinderella
-one who gains affluence or recognition... after obscurity and n…
10 terms
AP Literature Lit. Terms #1
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
Analogy
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…
comparison made between two things to show how they are alike.
Alliteration
repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds in words t…
Allusion
reference to someone or something that is known from history,…
10 terms
AP Literature Lit. Terms #2
Antithesis
Antihero
Anthropomorphism
Aphorism
Balancing words, phrases, or ideas that are strongly contrast…
Central character who lacks all the qualities traditionally a…
attributing human characteristics to an animal or inanimate... o…
brief, cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observatio…
Antithesis
Balancing words, phrases, or ideas that are strongly contrast…
Antihero
Central character who lacks all the qualities traditionally a…
174 terms
AP Spanish Literature lit terms
acotación (stage direction)
aféresis (aphaereis)
alegoría (allegory)
alejandrino (alexandrine)
Una nota del autor de una obra de teatro dramaturgo para indi…
Acortar la primera sílaba de una palabra para facilitar el có…
Metáfora o serie de metáforas extendida o continuada que prop…
Verso de catorce sílabas dividido en dos hemistiquios de siet…
acotación (stage direction)
Una nota del autor de una obra de teatro dramaturgo para indi…
aféresis (aphaereis)
Acortar la primera sílaba de una palabra para facilitar el có…
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