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AP English Literature Poetic Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Antithesis
Apostrophe
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
the opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
A prayer like figure of speech that directly addresses an abs…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
47 terms
English II Literature Devices
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
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 expression designed to call something to mind without ment…
A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of th…
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…
47 terms
English 10 Literature Devices
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Analogy
Noun; a story, poem, novel, etc. in which the characters and…
Noun; Words sounding the same at the beginning of each which…
Noun; an indirect or brief reference.... Ex: "She had a smile, r…
Noun; a comparison between two things... Ex: hardrive; Computer
Allegory
Noun; a story, poem, novel, etc. in which the characters and…
Alliteration
Noun; Words sounding the same at the beginning of each which…
40 terms
AP English Literature: Beowulf Vocabulary and Literary Devices
Tribute
Mail
Spoils
Gabled
an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude…
a kind of protective clothing (called armor) that is made up…
goods stolen or taken forcibly from a person or place.... Synony…
the generally triangular portion of a wall between the edges…
Tribute
an act, statement, or gift that is intended to show gratitude…
Mail
a kind of protective clothing (called armor) that is made up…
11 terms
English literature devices
Metaphor
Allusion
Simile
Juxtoposition
A comparison between two things or ideas to show the similari…
A direct or in direct reference to something Historical, lite…
Comparison of two things using words like or as
Two unlikely things are position next to each other
Metaphor
A comparison between two things or ideas to show the similari…
Allusion
A direct or in direct reference to something Historical, lite…
English Literature: Lit. Devices
Pronouns (We, I and you)
Polysyndeton/Asyndeton
Triads
! or ?
- We: together, group, communal (possibly the author with the…
Chaos, overwhelming profusion, lots of things happening, bore…
Persuasive, lots of things
shock, anger, outrage, uncertainty, persuasion
Pronouns (We, I and you)
- We: together, group, communal (possibly the author with the…
Polysyndeton/Asyndeton
Chaos, overwhelming profusion, lots of things happening, bore…
30 terms
English literature devices
Allusion
Antagonist
anaphora
characterization
A brief and indirect reference to a person,place,thing,or ide…
A person or force opposing the main character in a work of li…
repetition of the first part of a sentence
The method a writer uses to reveal the personality of a chara…
Allusion
A brief and indirect reference to a person,place,thing,or ide…
Antagonist
A person or force opposing the main character in a work of li…
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English literature devices
Allegory
Allusion
Antagonist
Archetype
A story which has meaning on both a literal and figurative or…
A refrence to a person place or thing-- often literary, mytho…
A major character who opposes the protagonist
A character who represents a certain type of person
Allegory
A story which has meaning on both a literal and figurative or…
Allusion
A refrence to a person place or thing-- often literary, mytho…
117 terms
AP English Literature Devices
Abstract Terms
Allegory
Allusion
Ambiguity
words that represent ideas, qualities, traits, concepts, issu…
A story intended to be read on two different levels: literal…
When a narrator mentions or refers to an "outside" person, pl…
The quality of having multiple, vague, and/or indeterminate m…
Abstract Terms
words that represent ideas, qualities, traits, concepts, issu…
Allegory
A story intended to be read on two different levels: literal…
11 terms
English Literature devices
Semantic Field
Metaphor
Simile
Personification
Group of words which are related in meaning
A comparison without using like or as
A comparison using 'like' or 'as'
When an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, o…
Semantic Field
Group of words which are related in meaning
Metaphor
A comparison without using like or as
57 terms
English: Literature Devices
pun
hyperbole
prose form
hyperbole
play on words
exaggeration or overstatement
common language (servants and common people speak in this) th…
Cask's exaggerated description of the oder of the crowd's bre…
pun
play on words
hyperbole
exaggeration or overstatement
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AP English Literature Poetic Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Antithesis
Apostrophe
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
the opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
A prayer like figure of speech that directly addresses an abs…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
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literary devices for English Literature
abstract
concrete
allegory
alliteration
a word is abstract when it refers to a quality such as goodne…
a word is concrete when it refers to something that can be de…
a story which seeks to demonstrate philosophical or religious…
repetition of the same consonant sound
abstract
a word is abstract when it refers to a quality such as goodne…
concrete
a word is concrete when it refers to something that can be de…
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Literature Vocabulary/Devices
Exposition
Character
Dynamic Characters
Static Characters
In fiction, he structure of the plot normally begins with____…
A ____ is a person, an animal, or an imaginary creature in li…
A character that only changes significantly.
A character that only changes a little or not at all.
Exposition
In fiction, he structure of the plot normally begins with____…
Character
A ____ is a person, an animal, or an imaginary creature in li…
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AP English Literature Poetic Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Antithesis
Apostrophe
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
the opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
A prayer like figure of speech that directly addresses an abs…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
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English literature devices
Allision
Anaphora
Connotations
Diction
A reference to something literary, mythological, or historica…
The repetition of the words or phrases at the beginning of co…
The implied or associative meaning of a word - The emotion at…
The word choices made by the writer
Allision
A reference to something literary, mythological, or historica…
Anaphora
The repetition of the words or phrases at the beginning of co…
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English: AP Literature Devices
syllepsis
trope
register
retrospection
zeugma; a stylistic device in which a single word governs or…
a figure of speech that extends the literal meanings of words…
the type of language used for a certain work; ex. formal, inf…
a narrative technique in which some of the events of a story…
syllepsis
zeugma; a stylistic device in which a single word governs or…
trope
a figure of speech that extends the literal meanings of words…
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English Literature Devices
Tautology
Synecdoche
Synaesthesia
Litotes
Repetition of an idea in a different word, phrase or sentence…
figure of speech that utilizes a part as representative of th…
The description of one kind of sensation in terms of another.
A figure of speech by which an affirmation is made indirectly…
Tautology
Repetition of an idea in a different word, phrase or sentence…
Synecdoche
figure of speech that utilizes a part as representative of th…
40 terms
English literature devices
allusion
antagonist
anti-climax
atmosphere
reference to a famous story that everyone knows
opposite character of protagonist
where an unpredictable event occurs after the rising action,…
the mood of the story created by diction, dialogue, setting,…
allusion
reference to a famous story that everyone knows
antagonist
opposite character of protagonist
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English Literature Devices
Allusion
Alliteration
Personification
Simile
A refference to another book, in which the author assums you…
The reputition of same sounds at the biginning of words
Describing something nonhuman with human characteristics Ex:t…
A comparison using like or as
Allusion
A refference to another book, in which the author assums you…
Alliteration
The reputition of same sounds at the biginning of words
54 terms
ap english literature devices
Alteration
Colloquialism
Simile
Allegory
repetition of consonant sounds
word or phrase employed every day in plain and relaxed speech…
comparison of two things not usually paired, made by using th…
something which can be read with double or two meanings: with…
Alteration
repetition of consonant sounds
Colloquialism
word or phrase employed every day in plain and relaxed speech…
46 terms
English Literature and Poetic Devices
Plot
Exposition
Rising Action
Climax
The sequence of events in a story
sets the story, gives background information
events in the story that move the plot along
the turning point of a story
Plot
The sequence of events in a story
Exposition
sets the story, gives background information
137 terms
English Language and Literature Devices
Acronym
Allegory
Allusion
Ambiguity
A word created from the initial letters of an official title.
is a form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, an…
reference to a statement, person, place, event, or thing that…
statement which has two or more possible meanings; a statemen…
Acronym
A word created from the initial letters of an official title.
Allegory
is a form of extended metaphor, in which objects, persons, an…
25 terms
english terms and devices in literature
The garden was so beautiful it was lik…
Buzz. Oink. Smack.
The trees trembles in trepidation
Angry, Lazy teenager that has attitude
Similie and Allusion
Onomatopoeia
Personification and Alliteration
Stereotyped/Stock
The garden was so beautiful it was lik…
Similie and Allusion
Buzz. Oink. Smack.
Onomatopoeia
24 terms
English Literature Device
Imagery
Diction
Point of view
Symbolism
Language that evokes one or more of the five senses to depict…
The writer's specific word choice to fit a specific purpose.
A way the events of a story are conveyed to the reader. The "…
Something concrete is used to represent something abstract.
Imagery
Language that evokes one or more of the five senses to depict…
Diction
The writer's specific word choice to fit a specific purpose.
43 terms
Vocabulary and Literature Devices
auspicious
allusion
assonance
consonance
conducive to success; favorable
a brief reference to a person, place, thing or idea of histor…
repetition of vowel sounds
the repitition of consonant sounds anywhere in the word, not…
auspicious
conducive to success; favorable
allusion
a brief reference to a person, place, thing or idea of histor…
111 terms
SAT English Literature Literary Devices/Terminology to Review
Alliteration
Antagonist
Blank verse
Character
The repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants, at the…
The primary character or entity that acts to frustrate the go…
Unrhymed iambic pentameter. Blank verse bears a close resembl…
A character is a person, animal, or any other thing with a pe…
Alliteration
The repetition of similar sounds, usually consonants, at the…
Antagonist
The primary character or entity that acts to frustrate the go…
15 terms
English 4 Final: Literature Devices
What is the following picture an examp…
A narrative poem created by a poet in…
The use of humor, irony, exaggeration,…
An imitation of a particular writer, a…
A) Satire... B) Overstatement ... C) Understatement... D) Parody
What is a Literary Ballad?
What is Satire?
What is Parody?
What is the following picture an examp…
A) Satire... B) Overstatement ... C) Understatement... D) Parody
A narrative poem created by a poet in…
What is a Literary Ballad?
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AP English Literature: Literary Devices
Anaphora
Anastrophe
Antagonist
Anticlimax
A rhetorical figure of repetition in which the same word or p…
Inversion of the normal order of the parts of a sentence
Opposes the protagonist.... He is evil if the protagonist is goo…
An event that spoils a climax
Anaphora
A rhetorical figure of repetition in which the same word or p…
Anastrophe
Inversion of the normal order of the parts of a sentence
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AP English Literature Poetic Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Antithesis
Apostrophe
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
the opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
A prayer like figure of speech that directly addresses an abs…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
62 terms
AP English Literature Poetic Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Antithesis
Apostrophe
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
the opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
A prayer like figure of speech that directly addresses an abs…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
92 terms
ap english literature rhetorical devices
Aesthetics
Allegory
Allusion
Ambiguity
"Philosophical investigation into the nature of beauty and th…
"A story or visual image with a second distinct meaning parti…
An indirect or passing reference to some event person place o…
-A statement which can contain two or more meanings. For exam…
Aesthetics
"Philosophical investigation into the nature of beauty and th…
Allegory
"A story or visual image with a second distinct meaning parti…
25 terms
Poetic Devices AP English Literature
Rhyme
Onomatopoeia
Alliteration
Assonance
The repitution of identical sounds at the end of successive l…
Words that virtually replicate sound, poets often create vivi…
Is the repetition of initial sounds in words and syllables.
Is the repetition of similar vowel sounds.
Rhyme
The repitution of identical sounds at the end of successive l…
Onomatopoeia
Words that virtually replicate sound, poets often create vivi…
62 terms
AP English Literature Poetic Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Antithesis
Apostrophe
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
the opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
A prayer like figure of speech that directly addresses an abs…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
16 terms
English Finals- Literature- Literary Devices
imagery
theme
setting
mood
-descriptive or figurative language used in literature to cre…
-the central message or insight into life revealed through a…
place and time of a story's plot
feeling or atmosphere created in the reader, often suggested…
imagery
-descriptive or figurative language used in literature to cre…
theme
-the central message or insight into life revealed through a…
62 terms
AP English Literature Poetic Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Antithesis
Apostrophe
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
the opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
A prayer like figure of speech that directly addresses an abs…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
Literature Devices Vocabulary
Exposition
character
dynamic character
static character
the early part of the story that establishes the setting, int…
a person, animal, or imaginary creature; minor characters are…
a character that undergoes significant character development
a character that only changes a little or not at all
Exposition
the early part of the story that establishes the setting, int…
character
a person, animal, or imaginary creature; minor characters are…
46 terms
LITERATURE & LITERARY DEVICES-- English II
Alliteration
Allusion
Assonance
Blank verse
The repitition of a similar sound at the beginning of words.
A reference in literature to a person, place, or event or ano…
The repetition of vowel sounds
Unrhymed iambic pentameter
Alliteration
The repitition of a similar sound at the beginning of words.
Allusion
A reference in literature to a person, place, or event or ano…
AP English Literature Poetic Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Antithesis
Apostrophe
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
the opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imagi…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
16 terms
Poetic Devices and Literature Vocabulary
abstract
concrete
image
visual image
idea or quality stripped of physical bodily substance
existing in physical bodily form
description and use of figurative language to appeal to our 5…
image appealing to the reader's sense of sight
abstract
idea or quality stripped of physical bodily substance
concrete
existing in physical bodily form
23 terms
Terms and Devices in Literature English 10
Allusion
Bias
Colloquial
Connotation
An allusion is a figure of speech that refers to a well-known…
An inclination of temperament or outlook, especially a person…
Conversational, informal refer to types of speech or to usage…
An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its lit…
Allusion
An allusion is a figure of speech that refers to a well-known…
Bias
An inclination of temperament or outlook, especially a person…
20 terms
English 9H- Elements and Devices of Literature
Literature
Plot
Exposition
Conflict
- reflection of society... - learning about life, engage with te…
what happens in the story, sequence of events - beginning/mid…
give the BACKGROUND /events which have occurred before story…
mid section of story. Set of COMPLICATIONS which disrupt exis…
Literature
- reflection of society... - learning about life, engage with te…
Plot
what happens in the story, sequence of events - beginning/mid…
62 terms
AP English Literature Poetic Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
Antithesis
Apostrophe
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
the opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
A prayer like figure of speech that directly addresses an abs…
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
15 terms
Rhetorical devices English Literature G9
polysyndeton
climax
parallelism
allusion
use of more conjunctions (but, or, and, yet, nor, so) than ne…
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
Phrases or sentences of a similar construction/meaning placed…
a brief mention of a famous person, historical event, place,…
polysyndeton
use of more conjunctions (but, or, and, yet, nor, so) than ne…
climax
Most exciting moment of the story; turning point
31 terms
English Literature Vocabulary
analyze
articulate
alliteration
analogy
v. to study or determine the nature and relationship of the p…
v. 1. to say something 2. to form or fit something into a sys…
n. the repetition of (usually consonant) sounds in two or mor…
n. resemblance in some particulars of things otherwise unlike
analyze
v. to study or determine the nature and relationship of the p…
articulate
v. 1. to say something 2. to form or fit something into a sys…
48 terms
English 12 terms & devices in literature
Allegory
Allusion
Analogy
Anti-climax
- a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal…
- an expression designed to call something to mind without me…
- a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of…
- a disappointing end to an exciting or impressive series of…
Allegory
- a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal…
Allusion
- an expression designed to call something to mind without me…
31 terms
AP English Literature Rhetorical Devices
Alliteration
Anaphora
Anastrophe
Antistrophe
Repetition of the same sound beginning several words in a seq…
The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of succes…
Transposition of normal word order; most often found in Latin…
Repetition of the same word or phrase at the end of successiv…
Alliteration
Repetition of the same sound beginning several words in a seq…
Anaphora
The repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of succes…
76 terms
AP English Literature Poetic Devices
Alliteration
Allusion
allegory
Antithesis
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
the device of using character and/or story elements symbolica…
the opposition or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
Alliteration
The repetition of sounds, especially initial consonant sounds…
Allusion
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumab…
61 terms
AP English Literature Literary Devices
Metonymy
Mood
Motif
Lyric
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using…
a prevailing emotional tone or general attitude
A recurring theme, subject or idea
A type of poetry that explores the poet's personal interpreta…
Metonymy
A figure of speech in which something is referred to by using…
Mood
a prevailing emotional tone or general attitude
16 terms
English- Literature- Literary Devices (Finals)
imagery
theme
setting
mood
-descriptive or figurative language used in literature to cre…
-the central message or insight into life revealed through a…
place and time of a story's plot
feeling or atmosphere created in the reader, often suggested…
imagery
-descriptive or figurative language used in literature to cre…
theme
-the central message or insight into life revealed through a…
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