AP English p. 290

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AP English p. 290
2013-11-19 00:51:11

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  1. Atmosphere
    The emotional mood created by the literary work, established partly by the setting and partly by the author's choice of objects that are described. Atmosphere foreshadows events
  2. caricature
    A representation in which the subject's distinctive features or peculiarities are deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic or grotesque effect.
  3. chiasmus
    A figure of speech based on inverted parallelism. It is a rhetorical in which two clauses are related to each another through a reversal of terms. The purpose is to make larger point or to provide balance or order. "ask not what your country can do for you-ask what you can do for your country
  4. clause
    A grammatical unit that contains both a subject and a verb. "Because I practiced hard, my AP scores were high."
  5. colloquialism
    Slang or informality in speech or writing. Not generally acceptable for formal writing, colloquialisms give language a conversational, familiar tone. Colloquial expressions in writing include local or regional dialects
  6. conceit
    A fanciful expression, usually in the form of an extended metaphor or a surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects. A conceit displays intellectual cleverness due to the unusual comparison being made.
  7. connotation
    the nonliteral, associative meaning of a word; the implied, suggested meaning. Connotations may involve ideas, emotions, or attitudes.
  8. denotation
    Strict, literal, dictionary definition of a word, devoid of any emotion, attitude, or color
  9. diction
    related to style, diction refers to the writer's word choices, especially with regard to their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness.
  10. didactic
    From the Greek, "didactic" literally means "instructive." Didactic works have the primary aim of teaching or instructing, especially teaching moral or ethical principles.
  11. euphemism
    From the Greek for "good speech," euphemisms are more agreeable or less offensive substitute for generally unpleasant words or concepts.
  12. extended metaphor
    A metaphor developed at great length, occurring frequently in or throughout a work.
  13. figurative language
    writing or speech that is not intended to carry a literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.