AP Language and Composition Vocabulary part 4

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AP Language and Composition Vocabulary part 4
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  1. of or relating to facts and reality, as opposed to private and personal feelings and attitudes
    objective
  2. the use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning
    onomatopoeia
  3. a term consisting of contradictory elements juxtaposed to create a paradoxical effect
    oxymoron
  4. a statement that seems self-contradictory but is nevertheless true
    paradox
  5. The structure required for expressing two or more grammatical elements of equal rank. Coordinate ideas, compared and contrasted ideas, and correlative constructions call for this.
    parallel structure
  6. a version of a text put into simpler, everyday words or summarized for brevity
    paraphrase
  7. an imitation of a work meant to ridicule its style and subject
    parody
  8. narrowly academic instead of broad and humane; excessively petty and meticulous
    pedantic
  9. A sentence that departs from the usual word order of English sentences by expressing its main thought only at the end. In other words, the particulars in the sentence are presented before the idea they support.
    periodic sentence
  10. the role or facade that a character assumes or depicts to a reader or other audience
    persona
  11. a short pithy statement of a general truth that condenses common experience into memorable form
    proverb
  12. a false name or alias used by writers
    pseudonym
  13. a humorous play on words, using similar-sounding or identical words to suggest different meanings
    pun
  14. the depiction of people, things, and events as they really are without idealization or exaggeration for effect
    realism
  15. the part of discourse wherein opposing arguments are anticipated and answered
    refutation
  16. repetition of an idea using different words, often for emphasis or other effect
    reiteration
  17. reuse of the same words, phrases, or ideas for rhetorical effect, usually to emphasize a point
    repetition
  18. A general term that identifies discourse according to its chief purpose. It includes exposition (to explain, analyze, or discuss and idea), argumentation (to prove a point or to persuade), description (to recreate or present with details), and narration (to relate an anecdote or story).
    rhetorical mode
  19. a question to which the audience already knows the answer
    rhetorical question
  20. a question asked merely for effect with no answer expected
    rhetorical question
  21. language that conveys a speaker's attitude or opinion with regard to a particular subject
    rhetorical stance

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