AP Lit & Comp - Vocab Part 3

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  1. enjambment
    continuation of a sentence from one line or couplet of a poem to the next
  2. epic
    poem that celebrates the achievements of mighty heroes and heroines, often concerned with the founding of a nation or developing of a culture; uses elevated language, and grand, high style
  3. exposition
    part of the structure that sets the scene, introduces and identifies characters, and establishes the situation at the beginning of a story or play
  4. extended metaphor
    complex metaphor that extends over a long section of a work (aka conceit)
  5. fable
    legend or short moral story often using animals as characters
  6. falling action
    the complications of the rising action are untangled
  7. farce
    play or scene in a play or book that is characterized by broad humor, wild antics, and often slapstick and physical humor
  8. flashback
    retrospection, where an earlier event is inserted into the normal chronology of the narrative

    ex. To Kill a Mockingbird
  9. foreshadowing
    to hint at or to present an indication of the future beforehand
  10. formal diction
    language that is lofty, dignified, and impersonal
  11. free verse
    poetry that is characterized by varying line lengths, lack of traditional meter, and nonrhyming lines

    ex. Hamlets "To be or not to be"
  12. genre
    type or class of literature
  13. hyperbole
    overstatement characterized by exaggerated language
  14. iambic
    a metrical foot in poetry that consists of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed syllable

    - iambic pentamenter: iambic in sets of five - Shakespeare
  15. idyll
    short poem describing a country or pastoral scene, praising the simplicity and peace of rustic life
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AP Lit & Comp - Vocab Part 3
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