AP English Midterm
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AP English Midterm
a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different
a beautiful youth, very handsome young man
not affected by outward influence or power
fem. reserved modest and shy
requiring great strength or effort
displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow.
masc. courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm: a debonair gentleman.
a person or thing that ruins or spoils: Gambling was the bane of his existence
something believed to ensure protection
constitution, bill of rights
sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn.
a man who obsessively seduces and deceives women.
of or pertaining to the first age or ages, especially of the world: primeval forms of life.
frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness; characterized by levity: The audience was shocked by his flippant remarks about patriotism.
fem. slender, especially gracefully slender in figure;
gaudy; showy and cheap.
unorthodox, unconventional, nonconformist:
friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.
unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death; wanness.
something that a person cannot conquer, achieve, etc.: The performance test proved to be my nemesis.
full of, expressing, or causing pain or sorrow; grievous; mournful: a dolorous melody; dolorous news.
very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas.
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.
open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: a moot point.
having no hair
a direct or indirect reference to something which is presumably commonly known, such as an event, book, myth, place, or work of art
the repitition of sounds ,especially initial consonaant sounds in two or more neighboring words (as in "she sells sea shells")
refers to the writer's word choices especially with regard to their correctness, clearness of effectiveness
the contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is really meant
a work that targets human vices and follies or social institutions and conventions for reform or ridicule
an evaluation of the sum of choices an author makes in blending dicion syntax, figurative language, and other literary devices
the device of using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning
describes the principles governing the art of writing effectively, eloquently, and persuasively
The nonliteral, associative meaning of a word, the implied suggested meaning
1. the language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group; medical jargon.
2. unintelligible or meaningless talk or writing; gibberish.
the styloe of telling the "story" even if the passage is non fiction.
tending to construe words in the strict sense or in an unimaginative way; matter-of-fact; prosaic.
A statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense but upon closer inspection contains some degree of truth a validity
a work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule
a sentence that presents its central meaning in a main clause at the end
Ecstatic with my AP scores, i let out a loud shout of joy!
A figure of speech that directly addresses an abscent or imaginary person or personified abstraction such as liberty or love
A figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstement
substitution of one word for another which it suggests
count heads / count people
a terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or a mroal principle
comparison of an unfamiliar idea to a simple familiar one
a short story told to illistrate a point
balancing or contrashing one word or idea against another usually in the same sentense
"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate"
describing something by telling what it is not rather than, or in addition to, what it
the repeating of phrases or sentences that are similar (parallel) in meaning and structure
"...pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship....."
a question posed for emphasis of a point, not for the purpose of getting an answer
characterized by a cheerful tone, urbane, tongue-in-cheek tone .
Aims to correct by employing broadly sympathetic laughter
exhibits a cutting, biting, bitter, and angry tone. It points with contempt and indignation to the corruption of human beings and institutions
Research paper steps 1-7
: Assessing the writing trough rubric scoring
: MLA Guidelines for Documentation
: Select and Narrow a topic
: Examine Library and Electronic Resources
: Prepare a Working List of Possible Sources
: Develop a Preliminary Thesis Statement
: Read, Study, and Take notes
Research paper steps 8-14
: Formulate the thesis statement
: Develop a Outline
: Write the first draft
: Revise the first draft
: Proofread and Edit Draft
: Proofread for Correct Documentation
: Submit a Final Paper
Typical work-cited entry for a book includes the following with punctuation included
1. Author's Last name, First name.
Title of Book
3. City of publication:
4. Publisher's name,
5. Year of publication.
6. Medium of publication consulted
relationship with the earth
purpose was not literary it was religious
Revolutionary (The age of Reason)
rmphasis on self examination and self improvement
Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine
Serious minded journals, personal narratives
Human beings exist for the glory of god
Equal at birth, inherently good, valued as individuals, all people were encouraged toward self development
Content, style, Structure, presentation
4- consistent control
3- reasonable control
2- inconsistent control
1- little or no control