AP Language and Composition Vocabulary Part 2

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AP Language and Composition Vocabulary Part 2
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  1. a method of reasoning by which specific definitions, conclusions, and theorems are drawn from general principles
    deductive reasoning
  2. the dictionary definition of a word
    denotation
  3. the choice of words in oral and written discourse
    diction
  4. having an instructive purpose
    didactic
  5. intending to convey information or teach a lesson, usually in a dry, pompous manner
    didactic
  6. that portion of discourse that wanders or departs from the main subject or topic
    digression
  7. a circumstance in which the audience or reader knows more about a situation than a character
    dramatic irony
  8. a poem or prose selection that laments or meditates on the passing or death of someone or something of value
    elegy
  9. a feeling of association or identification with an object or person
    empathy
  10. a narrative poem that tells of the adventures and exploits of a hero
    epic
  11. a concise but ingenious, witty, and thoughtful statement
    epigram
  12. a mild or less negative usage for a harsh or blunt term
    euphemism
  13. pleasing, harmonious sounds
    euphony
  14. a factual piece of writing that reveals weaknesses, faults, frailties, or others shortcomings
    exposé
  15. the background and events that lead to the presentation of the main idea or purpose of an essay other work
    exposition
  16. setting forth the meaning or purpose of a piece of writing or discourse
    exposition
  17. a series of comparisons between two unlike objects
    extended metaphor
  18. a short tale, often with nonhuman characters, from which a useful lesson or moral may be drawn
    fable
  19. an incorrect belief or supposition based on faulty data, defective evidence, false information, or flawed logic
    fallacy, fallacious reasoning
  20. a story containing unreal, imaginary features
    fantasy
  21. a comedy that contains an extravagant and nonsensical disregard of seriousness, although it may have a serious, scornful purpose
    farce
  22. a structure that provides a premise or setting for a narrative or other discourse
    frame

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