AP English terms

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AP English terms
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  1. an abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship of research
    abstract
  2. dealing with or tending to deal with a subject apart from a particular or specific instance
    abstract
  3. directed to or appealing to feelings or prejudices instead of to intellect or reason
    ad hominem
  4. a saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language
    adage
  5. a story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath the surface
    allegory
  6. the repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group of words or lines in a poem
    alliteration
  7. a vagueness of meaning
    ambiguity
  8. a conscious lack of clarity meant to evoke multiple meanings of interpretations
    ambiguity
  9. a person, scene, event, or other element that fails to correspond with the appropriate time or era
    anachronism
  10. a rhetorical opposition or contrast of ideas by means of a grammatical arrangement of words, clauses, or sentences
    antithesis
  11. refers to the most noble, godlike qualities of human nature and behavior
    Apollonian
  12. characterized by clever or sly humor, often saucy, playful, and somewhat irreverent
    arch
  13. an abstract or ideal conception of a type
    archetype
  14. a perfectly typical example
    archetype
  15. an original model or form
    archetype
  16. the repetition of two or more vowel sounds in a group of words in prose or poetry
    assonance
  17. insincere or overdone sentimentality
    bathos
  18. inflated, pretentious language
    bombast
  19. a work of literature meant to ridicule subject
    burlesque
  20. a grotesque imitation
    burlesque
  21. grating, inharmonious sounds
    cacophony
  22. literally, "taking around" a subject
    circumlocation
  23. a witty or ingenious thought
    conceit
  24. a diverting or highly fanciful idea, often stated in figurative language
    conceit
  25. the suggested or implied meaning of a word or phrase
    connotation
  26. the repetition of two or more consonant sounds in a group of words or a unit of speech or writing
    consonance

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