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205 terms
AP Literature and Composition Lit Terms
Act
allegory
alliteration
allusion
a major unit of action in a drama or play.
a story in which people, things or actions represent an idea…
the repetition of constant sounds at the beginning of words
a reference in a literary work to a person, place, or thing i…
Act
a major unit of action in a drama or play.
allegory
a story in which people, things or actions represent an idea…
AP Literature and Composition Lit Terms
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Anaphora
Characters are symbols, has a moral
Repetition at close intervals of initial consonant words
A reference to something in literature or history
Repetition of the same word or words at the start of two or m…
Allegory
Characters are symbols, has a moral
Alliteration
Repetition at close intervals of initial consonant words
200 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abnegation
acquiesce
acrimony
acumen
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
to agree, to favor, to accept
sharp animosity, harshness, or bitterness
superior mental qualities, keen insight
abnegation
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
acquiesce
to agree, to favor, to accept
200 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abnegation
acquiesce
acrimony
acumen
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
to agree, to favor, to accept
sharp animosity, harshness, or bitterness
superior mental qualities, keen insight
abnegation
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
acquiesce
to agree, to favor, to accept
200 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abnegation
acquiesce
acrimony
acumen
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
to agree, to favor, to accept
sharp animosity, harshness, or bitterness
superior mental qualities, keen insight
abnegation
self-denial, rejection in favor of others
acquiesce
to agree, to favor, to accept
53 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Abstract Language
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events…
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed s…
a reference to another work of literature, person, or event
Abstract Language
Language describing ideas and qualities rather than observabl…
Allegory
an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events…
73 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
accent
aesthetics
allegory
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
the study of beauty; "What is beauty?" "Is the beautiful alwa…
a story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic mean…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
accent
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
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
28 terms
AP Literature & Composition Vocabulary
Dramatic Irony
Situational Irony
Satire
Apostrophe
Happens in plays/stages, and speaks indirectly to the audience
Expecting for a situation to occur but doesn't.
Negatively point out things in society to create humor
Directing your conversation to a different thing or person
Dramatic Irony
Happens in plays/stages, and speaks indirectly to the audience
Situational Irony
Expecting for a situation to occur but doesn't.
45 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
sycophant
temerity
quagmire
pragmatic
a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in or…
excessive confidence or boldness; audacity
an awkward, complex, or hazardous situation
dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that…
sycophant
a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in or…
temerity
excessive confidence or boldness; audacity
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…
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"…
38 terms
AP Literature & Composition Vocabulary
Metaphor
Personification
Understatement
Overstatement
a comparison without using like or as
allowing an inanimate object to have human characteristics
Making something seem less important; ambiguous than it is
Making something seem more important; ambiguous than it is
Metaphor
a comparison without using like or as
Personification
allowing an inanimate object to have human characteristics
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
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…
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…
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…
100 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
ablate
abstract (adj)
acrimonious
adamant
...
...
...
...
ablate
...
abstract (adj)
...
20 terms
AP Literature & Composition Vocabulary
Burgeon
Burlesque
Cajole
Callow
(v.) begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish 萌芽
(n.) an absurd or comically exaggerated imitation of somethin…
(v.) persuade someone to do something by sustained flattery
(adj.) inexperienced and immature
Burgeon
(v.) begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish 萌芽
Burlesque
(n.) an absurd or comically exaggerated imitation of somethin…
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
94 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Abet (verb)
Coerce (verb)
Divulge (verb)
Dogmatic (adj)
To encourage or support, especially in wrong-doing. ... Syn.: en…
To compel or bring about by force or intimidation ... Syn.: comp…
To disclose or reveal (something secret)... Syn.: disclose, reve…
Of the nature of a dogma; arrogantly asserting opinions or be…
Abet (verb)
To encourage or support, especially in wrong-doing. ... Syn.: en…
Coerce (verb)
To compel or bring about by force or intimidation ... Syn.: comp…
28 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Copious
Affable
Vacuous
Garrulous
Very plentiful
Friendly
Lacking content
Chatty, wordy, annoyingly talkative
Copious
Very plentiful
Affable
Friendly
30 terms
AP Literature and Composition: A Vocabulary
acquiesce
adroit
advocate
aesthetic
(v.) to give-in
(adj.) skillful; clever
(n.) supporter... (v.) to support
(adj.) beautiful; art and beauty
acquiesce
(v.) to give-in
adroit
(adj.) skillful; clever
42 terms
AP literature and composition vocabulary
alliteration
assonance
ballad
blank verse
use of the same consonant at the beginning pf each word
the repetition of vowel sounds in successive words
a narrative poem of popular origin
un rhymed verse (usually iambic pentameter)
alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning pf each word
assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds in successive words
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
30 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Assonance
Conceit
Couplet
Elegy
Repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different cons…
Elaborate metaphor that compares two things that are startlin…
Two consecutive rhyming lines in poetry
Poem of mourning
Assonance
Repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different cons…
Conceit
Elaborate metaphor that compares two things that are startlin…
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
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…
37 terms
AP Literature + Composition // Lit Terms pt 1
Absolute
Adage
Ad hominem argument
Allegory
A word free from limitations or qualifications (best, all, un…
A familiar proverb or wise saying
An argument attacking an individual's character rather than h…
A story with both a literal and symbolic meaning (Wizard of Oz)
Absolute
A word free from limitations or qualifications (best, all, un…
Adage
A familiar proverb or wise saying
157 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
adage
allegory
alliteration
An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underly…
The repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group o…
abstract
An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or re…
adage
A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience an…
54 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
allegory
alliteration
allusion
anaphora
story or poem that can be used to reveal a hidden meaning
beginning of same letter or sound in closely connected words
indirect of passing reference
repetition in first part of a sentence, to have an artistic m…
allegory
story or poem that can be used to reveal a hidden meaning
alliteration
beginning of same letter or sound in closely connected words
10 terms
AP Literature & Composition Vocabulary
Allegory
Allusion
Diction
Imagery
An extended story which carries a deeper meaning below the su…
A literary device which creates interests through a brief, in…
The distinctive vocabulary of a particular author. "Concrete…
The use of words to create pictures. An author can use lively…
Allegory
An extended story which carries a deeper meaning below the su…
Allusion
A literary device which creates interests through a brief, in…
134 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
abstract
academic
accent
aesthetic
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
in poetry, the stressed portion of a word; sometimes set, oft…
adj.: "appealing to the senses"; noun: coherent (logically co…
abstract
a style in writing that is typically complex, discusses intan…
academic
an adjective describing style; dry and theoretical writing; p…
30 terms
AP Literature & Composition Vocabulary
Acquisitive
Arrogate
Banal
Belabor
Characterized by a strong desire to gain and posses
To take or claim oneself without right; appropriate
Dearily commonplace and often predictable; trite
To attack with blows; hit, beat, or whip
Acquisitive
Characterized by a strong desire to gain and posses
Arrogate
To take or claim oneself without right; appropriate
210 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Impudent
malice
incipid
simile
rude
spite
lax flavor, dull
a comparison using "like" or "as"
Impudent
rude
malice
spite
31 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
a narrative either in verse or in prose, in which characters,…
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
a brief reference to a person, event, or place in history, or…
a comparison made between two items, situations, or ideas tha…
Allegory
a narrative either in verse or in prose, in which characters,…
Alliteration
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
80 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Acquisitive
Arrogate
Banal
Belabor
(ADJ) Being able to retain ideas or information, concerned wi…
(V) To claim or take without right
(ADJ) Hackneyed, trite, commonplace
(V) To work excessively, to thrash soundly
Acquisitive
(ADJ) Being able to retain ideas or information, concerned wi…
Arrogate
(V) To claim or take without right
49 terms
AP Literature and Composition vocabulary
Alliteration
Assonance
Ballad
Blank verse
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word
the repetition of similar vowels in successive words
a narrative poem of popular origin; tells a story
unrhymed verse (usually in iambic pentameter)
Alliteration
use of the same consonant at the beginning of each word
Assonance
the repetition of similar vowels in successive words
30 terms
AP Literature and Composition: D Vocabulary
decadence
defamation
deference
deleterious
(n.) moral decay
(n.) attack on reputation
(n.) courteous respect
(adj.) harmful
decadence
(n.) moral decay
defamation
(n.) attack on reputation
43 terms
AP Literature & Composition Vocabulary
colloquial
informal
connotative
concrete
slang
conversational
suggestive meaning
specific
colloquial
slang
informal
conversational
135 terms
AP Literature and Composition Vocabulary
Aesthetics
Allegory
Allusion
Ambiguity
Philosophical investigation into the nature of beauty and the…
A story or visual image with a second distinct meaning partia…
An indirect or passing reference to some event, person, place…
A statement which can contain two or more meanings.
Aesthetics
Philosophical investigation into the nature of beauty and the…
Allegory
A story or visual image with a second distinct meaning partia…
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