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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,…
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Greek Literature - AP lit
Origin of Greek Drama
Dithyramb
Orchestra
Tragoedia
Created to worship God Dionysus
A lyric poem or hymn that was performed in praise of Dionysus
Circular dancing area
Song that chorus sang in honor of Dionysus - "goat song"
Origin of Greek Drama
Created to worship God Dionysus
Dithyramb
A lyric poem or hymn that was performed in praise of Dionysus
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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
24 terms
AP Literature - Lit Glossary
metaphor
simile
symbol
personification
comparison between two dissimilar objects or things
comparison between two dissimilar objects or things using lik…
when one thing represents something else
giving inanimate objects human characteristics
metaphor
comparison between two dissimilar objects or things
simile
comparison between two dissimilar objects or things using lik…
19 terms
AP Lit Allusions: LITERATURE
Pollyanna
albatross around one's neck
Faust/Faustian bargain
Babbitt
from Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 children's classic of the same…
from "The Ryme of the Ancient Mariner" (1798) by Samuel Taylo…
from the classic German legend (also von Goethe's stage versi…
from Sinclair Lewis' "Babbit" (1922); the protagonist is a co…
Pollyanna
from Eleanor H. Porter's 1913 children's classic of the same…
albatross around one's neck
from "The Ryme of the Ancient Mariner" (1798) by Samuel Taylo…
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
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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…
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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…
23 terms
AP Lit British Literature
sonnet
quatrain
open formed poetry
closed form poetry
14 lines and is one of the most popular and durable closed po…
*four line stanza ... *most common and adaptable stanzaic buildi…
*eliminates the restrictions of the closed form... *each poem is…
*lines contain specific numbers of syllables measured out acc…
sonnet
14 lines and is one of the most popular and durable closed po…
quatrain
*four line stanza ... *most common and adaptable stanzaic buildi…
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…
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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…
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…
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
34 terms
AP Lit Literature Devices
symbolism
fresh imagery
personification
animation
the use of a concrete object to suggest something else, often…
describing something in a very unique way that no one has eve…
giving humanlike qualities to something other than a person
giving living qualities to an inanimate object
symbolism
the use of a concrete object to suggest something else, often…
fresh imagery
describing something in a very unique way that no one has eve…
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…
18 terms
AP Lit: Literature Terminology
Archetype
Stock
Imagery
Spatial
Original model from which something is developed or made
a type of character who regularly appears in certain literary…
Sight (visual), Sound (auditory), Touch (tactile), Taste (pap…
organization of information using spatial cues such as top to…
Archetype
Original model from which something is developed or made
Stock
a type of character who regularly appears in certain literary…
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
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
32 terms
AP Lit- Literature Periods
428-1066
1066-1450
1485-1660
1660-1790
Old English Period
Middle English Period
Renaissance/Reformation
Neoclassical (Enlightenment)
428-1066
Old English Period
1066-1450
Middle English Period
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…
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…
31 terms
AP Lit Literature Allusions
Babbitt
Brobdingnagian
Bumble
Cinderella
A self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
Gigantic, enormous, on a large scale, enlarged; after Brobdin…
To speak or behave clumsily or faltering, to make a humming o…
One who gains affluence or recognition after obscurity and ne…
Babbitt
A self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
Brobdingnagian
Gigantic, enormous, on a large scale, enlarged; after Brobdin…
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
31 terms
Literature Allusions - AP LIT
Babbitt
Brobdingnagian
Bumble
Cinderella
a self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
gigantic, enormous, on a large scale, enlarged ; after Brobdi…
to speak or behave clumsily or faltering, to make a humming o…
one who gains affluence or recognition after obscurity and ne…
Babbitt
a self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with business and m…
Brobdingnagian
gigantic, enormous, on a large scale, enlarged ; after Brobdi…
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…
85 terms
AP Lit - Literature Devices
Anecdote
Perspective
Aphorism
Contradiction
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
A character's view of the situation or events in the story
A concise statement designed to make a point or illustrate a…
A direct opposition between things compared; inconsistency
Anecdote
A brief story or tale told by a character in a piece of liter…
Perspective
A character's view of the situation or events in the story
AP Literature - Lit Devices
Abstract Language
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Language describing ideas and qualities
A narrative having a second meaning
The repetition of initial identical consonant sounds
An indirect reference to something that the reader is expecte…
Abstract Language
Language describing ideas and qualities
Allegory
A narrative having a second meaning
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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…
45 terms
AP Literature Lit Devices
Alliteration
Analogy
Antagonist
Archetype
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
A comparison made between two items, situations, or ideas tha…
A character in a story or play who opposes the chief characte…
A character, an action, or situation that seems to represent…
Alliteration
The repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.
Analogy
A comparison made between two items, situations, or ideas tha…
83 terms
AP Lit Midterm- Literature
Modern American poets
Walt Whitman and Dickinson used what k…
The Subjective "I" in modern american…
Elements of the confessional poet for…
Dickinson and Whitman
Free Verse
-The writer is referring to himself... -The reader reads it as h…
The writer expresses his own feelings thoughts and emotions
Modern American poets
Dickinson and Whitman
Walt Whitman and Dickinson used what k…
Free Verse
60 terms
AP Lit Midterm-- Literature
Zeus/Jupiter
Hera/Juno
Poseidon/Neptue
Phoebus Apollo
King of gods; Eagle, oak, thunder
Queen of gods, patroness of married women; Peacock, pomegranate
God of sea, horses, and earthquakes; Trident, dolphins, horses
God of sun, music, poetry, medicine; Lyre, arrows, sun chariot
Zeus/Jupiter
King of gods; Eagle, oak, thunder
Hera/Juno
Queen of gods, patroness of married women; Peacock, pomegranate
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…
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…
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,…
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,…
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…
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,…
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…
11 terms
AP Lit Vocabulary- Literature Movements
Gothic
Pastoral
Surrealism
Naturalism
Gothic movement is basically all scary everything! ... Gothic ch…
The pastoral mode is all about glorifying the simple life, th…
Founded by André Breton (1896-1966), surrealism began as an a…
A literary movement from the 1880s to 1930s that used detaile…
Gothic
Gothic movement is basically all scary everything! ... Gothic ch…
Pastoral
The pastoral mode is all about glorifying the simple life, th…
125 terms
Ap Spanish Literature All Lit Terms
Acotación
Aféresis
Agudo
Alegoría
Def: anotaciones alrededor del pasaje o al margen del trabajo.
Def: eliminación de algunos sonidos al principio en palabras…
Def: acento agudo o sílaba tónica: acento en la última sílaba…
Def: metáfora continuada a lo largo de una composición o de u…
Acotación
Def: anotaciones alrededor del pasaje o al margen del trabajo.
Aféresis
Def: eliminación de algunos sonidos al principio en palabras…
127 terms
AP Literature Poetry and Lit Terms
allegory
alliteration
allusion
anadiplosis
A narrative or description having a second meaning beneath th…
The repetition of sounds in a sequence of words (OR in words…
An indirect reference to a person, event, statement, or theme…
Repetition at the start of a line, taking words from the end…
allegory
A narrative or description having a second meaning beneath th…
alliteration
The repetition of sounds in a sequence of words (OR in words…
31 terms
AP Lit Allusions From Literature
Babbitt
Brobdingnagian
Bumble
Cinderella
a self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with... business and m…
gigantic, enormous, on a large scale,... enlarged ; after Brobdi…
- to speak or behave clumsily or faltering, to... make a humming…
one who gains affluence or recognition... after obscurity and ne…
Babbitt
a self-satisfied person concerned chiefly with... business and m…
Brobdingnagian
gigantic, enormous, on a large scale,... enlarged ; after Brobdi…
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