AP English pg. 289

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  1. ad hominem argument
    From the Latin meaning "to or against person". this is argument that appeals to emotion rather than reason.
  2. allegory
    using character or elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning. usually deals with moral truth or generalization of human existence
  3. alliteration
    repetitions of sounds, consonants. Can reinforce meaning, unify ideas, or supply musical sound
  4. allusion
    a direct or indirect reference to something that is presumably commonly known. can be historical, literary, religious, or mythical.
  5. ambiguity
    the multiple meanings, either intentional or unintentional, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage. can also include a sense of uncertainty or inexactness that a work presents
  6. analogy
    comparison between two different things or the relationship between them. can explain something unfamiliar by associating it with, or pointing out its similarity to, something more familiar. can make writing more vivid, imaginative, and intellectually engaging.
  7. anecdote
    a short, narrative account of an amusing, unusual, revealing, or interesting event. A good anecdote has a single, definite point and is used to clarify abstract points, to humanize individuals so that readers can relate to them, or to create a memorable image in the reader's mind.
  8. antecedent
    the word, phrase, or clause referred to by a pronoun. the antecedent of a pronoun will be a noun.
  9. antithesis
    figure of speech involving a seeming contradiction of ideas, words, clauses, or sentences within a balanced grammatical structure
  10. aphorism
    A terse stater
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AP English pg. 289
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