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78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
198 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Antagonist
Catharsis
Climax
Conflict
Any force aligned against the protagonist
Purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
Opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters o…
Antagonist
Any force aligned against the protagonist
Catharsis
Purification that brings emotional relief or renewal
45 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Ambiguity
Blank Verse
Cacophony
Declarative Sentence
doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
A harsh, discordant mixture of sounds
a sentence that makes a statement or declaration
Ambiguity
doubtfulness or uncertainty of meaning or intention
Blank Verse
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
10 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Foot
Iamb
Blank Verse
Caesura
This literary device is a measuring unit in poetry, which is…
Combination of unstressed and stressed syllable - (daDUM) (IT…
verse without rhyme, especially that which uses iambic pentam…
A rhythmical pause in a poetic line or a sentence. It often o…
Foot
This literary device is a measuring unit in poetry, which is…
Iamb
Combination of unstressed and stressed syllable - (daDUM) (IT…
84 terms
AP English Literature vocabulary
Abstract
Accent
Allegory
Alliteration
A complex style that discusses intangible qualities like good…
In poetry, this refers to the stressed portion (syllable) of…
A story in which each aspect has a symbolic meaning outside t…
The repetition of initial consonant sound
Abstract
A complex style that discusses intangible qualities like good…
Accent
In poetry, this refers to the stressed portion (syllable) of…
11 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
sardonic
obtuse
egregious
abhor
scornfully or cynically mocking
ignorant, simpleminded, annoyingly insensitive or slow to und…
shocking, appalling, terrible, awful, horrendous, atrocious
hate
sardonic
scornfully or cynically mocking
obtuse
ignorant, simpleminded, annoyingly insensitive or slow to und…
105 terms
AP English Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anapestic
A prose or poetic narrative in which the characters, behavior…
The sequential repetition of similar initial sound, usually a…
a reference to a literary or historical event, person, or pla…
a metrical foot in poetry that consists of two unstressed syl…
Allegory
A prose or poetic narrative in which the characters, behavior…
Alliteration
The sequential repetition of similar initial sound, usually a…
96 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Ambiguity
Anaphora
A story or poem in which characters, settings, and events sta…
Repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds at the beg…
Deliberately suggesting two or more different, and sometimes…
Repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of t…
Allegory
A story or poem in which characters, settings, and events sta…
Alliteration
Repetition of the same or similar consonant sounds at the beg…
78 terms
AP English Literature All Vocabulary
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…
109 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
ad hominem argument
allegory
allusion
analogy
"against the man"; a general category of fallacies in which a…
An extended comparison where many elements of a story stands…
A brief or indirect reference to a person, place, thing, or i…
A comparison to a directly parallel case
ad hominem argument
"against the man"; a general category of fallacies in which a…
allegory
An extended comparison where many elements of a story stands…
107 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
altruistic
ameliorate
ambiguous
ardent
(adj) unselfishly generous,moon earned for others
(v) improve
(adj) open to debate or argument, arguable, debatable, obscur…
(adj) enthusiastic or passionate
altruistic
(adj) unselfishly generous,moon earned for others
ameliorate
(v) improve
34 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Impunity
Apocalyptic
Surreptitious
Aberration
exemption from punishment
end of the world like
secretive
departing from the right, normal, or usual course
Impunity
exemption from punishment
Apocalyptic
end of the world like
19 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Ambiguity
Antagonist
Archetype
Aside
uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language.
a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or som…
very typical example of a certain person or thing.
a remark or passage by a character in a play that is intended…
Ambiguity
uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language.
Antagonist
a person who actively opposes or is hostile to someone or som…
15 terms
AP English literature vocabulary
Literary epic
Lyric poetry
Magic realism
Materialism
Composed by individual writers, ofteb following earlier models.
Focuses on expressing emotions or thoughts, rather than on te…
A literary style that combines incredible events with realist…
A belie that nothing exists except matter and that the operat…
Literary epic
Composed by individual writers, ofteb following earlier models.
Lyric poetry
Focuses on expressing emotions or thoughts, rather than on te…
37 terms
ap english literature vocabulary
Aquisitive
Arrogate
Emulate
Eschew
able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with a…
to claim or take without right
to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
to avoid, shun, keep away from
Aquisitive
able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with a…
Arrogate
to claim or take without right
40 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
ascetic
beguile
crass
eschew
a person who leads an austerely simple life, esp. one who abs…
to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude
without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse;…
to avoid and stay away from deliberately
ascetic
a person who leads an austerely simple life, esp. one who abs…
beguile
to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude
108 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
An extended narrative that carries a second meaning along wit…
The repetition of accented consonant sounds at the beginning…
A reference in literature to previous literature, history, my…
The quality of being intentionally unclear. Makes the situati…
Allegory
An extended narrative that carries a second meaning along wit…
Alliteration
The repetition of accented consonant sounds at the beginning…
60 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
enjambment
pastoral
ode
antithesis
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…
the juxtaposition of sharply contrasting ideas in balanced or…
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
pastoral
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
109 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
ad hominem argument
allegory
allusion
analogy
"against the man"; a general category of fallacies in which a…
An extended comparison where many elements of a story stands…
A brief or indirect reference to a person, place, thing, or i…
A comparison to a directly parallel case
ad hominem argument
"against the man"; a general category of fallacies in which a…
allegory
An extended comparison where many elements of a story stands…
5 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
lexicon
transgress
repudiate
ludicrous
the vocabulary of a language, an individual speaker or group…
(1) to violate a command or law (2) to go beyond a boundary o…
to refuse to accept
amusing or laughable through obvious absurdity, incongruity,…
lexicon
the vocabulary of a language, an individual speaker or group…
transgress
(1) to violate a command or law (2) to go beyond a boundary o…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
79 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
parody
mixed metaphor
metonym
tableau
A work that closely imitates the style or content of another…
is a metaphor that has gotten out of control and mixes its te…
A figure of speech in which one word or phrase is substituted…
A scene or event shown by a group of persons in costumes who…
parody
A work that closely imitates the style or content of another…
mixed metaphor
is a metaphor that has gotten out of control and mixes its te…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
115 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
allegory
alliteration
allusion
anthropomorphism
An extended metaphor in which the characters, places, and obj…
The repetition of initial stressed, consonant sounds in a ser…
A brief, intentional reference to a historical, mythic, or li…
A form of personification in which human qualities are attrib…
allegory
An extended metaphor in which the characters, places, and obj…
alliteration
The repetition of initial stressed, consonant sounds in a ser…
20 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Harbinger
Euphoria
Jejune
Prosaic
an omen, a sign of future events
extreme happiness
boring, uninteresting
common, ordinary
Harbinger
an omen, a sign of future events
Euphoria
extreme happiness
15 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
pathos
periodic sentence
personification
rhetorical question
aspects of a literary work that elicit pity from the audience
Sentence that places the main idea or central complete though…
Where something non human is given human characteristics
a question that anticipates no real answer
pathos
aspects of a literary work that elicit pity from the audience
periodic sentence
Sentence that places the main idea or central complete though…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
foreshadowing
enjambment
pastoral
ode
to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
continuation of a sentence
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
continuation of a sentence
22 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
A story illustrating an idea or a moral principle in which ob…
Used for poetic effect, a repetition of the initial sounds of…
A reference in one literary work to a character or theme foun…
The lack of clarity caused by a statement that contains two o…
Allegory
A story illustrating an idea or a moral principle in which ob…
Alliteration
Used for poetic effect, a repetition of the initial sounds of…
15 terms
AP English Literature - vocabulary
Framing Device
Genre
Gothic
Hubris
a story in which one or more other stories are told. Frankens…
A literary genre is a recognizable and established category o…
Characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque; gothic…
comes from Aristotle, the Greek tragedies and mythology; prot…
Framing Device
a story in which one or more other stories are told. Frankens…
Genre
A literary genre is a recognizable and established category o…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
15 terms
AP English literature vocabulary
Renaissance
Rhyme
Rhythm
Romance
A french word meaning "rebirth," used to designate the period…
The repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds follow…
The alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables in langu…
A medieval verse narrative chronicling the adventures of a ra…
Renaissance
A french word meaning "rebirth," used to designate the period…
Rhyme
The repetition of accented vowel sounds and all sounds follow…
28 terms
Ap English literature vocabulary
Chiasmus
Circumlocution
Didactic
Palindrome
A pattern in which the second part is balances against the fi…
Evasive or indirect language achieved by wordiness.Talking in…
(Adj.) Designed or intended to teach
Writing that that reads the same from left to right and from…
Chiasmus
A pattern in which the second part is balances against the fi…
Circumlocution
Evasive or indirect language achieved by wordiness.Talking in…
15 terms
AP English literature vocabulary
Foreshadowing
Frame story
Free verse
Gothic
The use of clues to hint at what is going go happen later in…
An introductory native within which one or more of the charac…
Poetry that has no regular meter or rhyme scheme.
A term used to describe literary works that contain primitive…
Foreshadowing
The use of clues to hint at what is going go happen later in…
Frame story
An introductory native within which one or more of the charac…
66 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
enjambment
pastoral
ode
antithesis
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…
the juxtaposition of sharply contrasting ideas in balanced or…
enjambment
the continuation of a sentence from one line of a poem to the…
pastoral
a work that describes the simple life of country folk who liv…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
134 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Juxtapose
Cursory
Exhort
Moribund
to place side by side for the purpose of comparison
rapidly, often superficially performed or produced; hasty
to incite by argument or strongly advice; urge strongly
in a state of dying or approaching death
Juxtapose
to place side by side for the purpose of comparison
Cursory
rapidly, often superficially performed or produced; hasty
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
59 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Antitheses
A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a…
The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning o…
A brief and indirect reference to a person, place, thing, or…
When two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to ach…
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…
57 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Synecdoche
Epigram
Conceit
Enjambment
A figure of speech where a part of an object represents the w…
A short, clever poem or statement with a witty turn of thought.
An unusual metaphor or metaphor that is developed in detail i…
The continuation of a syntactic unit from one line or couplet…
Synecdoche
A figure of speech where a part of an object represents the w…
Epigram
A short, clever poem or statement with a witty turn of thought.
54 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
antithesis
apostrophe
denotation
antagonist
the juxtaposition of sharply contrasting ideas in balanced or…
an address or invocation to something that is inanimate
a direct and specific meaning, often reffered to as the dicti…
any force that is in opposition to the main character
antithesis
the juxtaposition of sharply contrasting ideas in balanced or…
apostrophe
an address or invocation to something that is inanimate
78 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
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…
49 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Address
Abstract generalizations
Accommodation
Analogy
...
...
...
...
Address
...
Abstract generalizations
...
20 terms
AP English Literature Vocabulary
Allusion
Ameliorate
Amenable
Aminable
Hinting at
Improve
Advice
Social; friendly
Allusion
Hinting at
Ameliorate
Improve
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…
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