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Literary Terms for AP Literature
The repetition of consonant sounds. Consonant clusters coming closely cramped and compressed.
The device of using character and/or story elements symolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning.
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumably commonly known, sucha as an event, book, myth, place, or work of art.
The multiple maning, either intentional or unintentional, or a word, phrase, sentence, of passage.
A similarity or comparison betwween two different things or the relationship between them.
A sub-type of parallelism, when the exact repetition of words or phrases at eh beginning of successive lines or sentences.
The word, prase, or clause referred to by a pronoun.
The opposite or contrast of ideas; the direct opposite.
A terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or moral principle.
A figure of speech that directly addresses an absent or imaginary person or a personified abstraction, such as liberty or love.
A character, an event, a stroy or an image that recurs in different works, in different cultures and in different periods of time.
The repeated use of vowel sound as in, "Old king Cole was a merry old soul."
The emotianl nod created by the entirety of a literary work, extablished partly by the setting and partly by the author's choice of object that are described.
The omission of a conjuction from a list('chips, beans, peas, vine, gar, salt, pepper')
Refers to unrhymed iambic pentameter.
A verbal description, the purpose of which is to exaggerate or distort, for comic effect, a person's distinctive physical features or other characteristics.
A pause, metrical or rheoterical, ocurring somewher in the middle of a line of verse.
A grammatical unit that containg both a subject and a verb.
The us of slang or informalities in speech or writing.
A fanciful expression, usually in the from of an extended metaphor or suprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects.
The non-literary, associative meaning of a word, the implied, suggested meaning.
The repetition of consonant sound withing words(rather than at their beginning, which is alliteration)
A pair of line in a verse. It usually consist of two lines that end rhyme and havfe the same meter.
The strict, literal, dictionary definition for a word, devoid of any emotion, attitude, or color.
Related to style, diction refers to the writer's word choice, especially with regard to their correctness, clearness, or effectiveness.
A type of poem that meditated on death or mortality in a serious, thoughtful manner.
The effect achieved when hte syntax of a line of verse transgresses the limits set by the meter at the end of the verse.
: an inscription on a monument or statue
: short witty statement, especially one with two counterbalancing halves such as "Candy/Is dandy/But liquor/Is quicker."
(1)an inscription in verse or prose on a building, statue tomb, or coin.
(2)a short verse or motto appearing at the beginning of a longer poem or the title page of a novel.
An inscription on a tomb or grave.
An adjective or phrase describing a person or thing.
A more agreeable or less offensive substitute for a general unpleasent word or concept.
A metaphor developed at a great length, occuring frequently in or throughout a work.
Writing or speech that is not intended to carry literal meaning and is usually meant to be imaginative and vivid.
figure of speech
A device used to produce figurative lenguage.