English 9 Pre-AP Vocab

The flashcards below were created by user NickB on FreezingBlue Flashcards.

  1. Abstract
    Not applied or practical
  2. Absolute statement
  3. Absurd as in the Theater of the Absurd
    an absurd thought
  4. Acrostic
    A series of lines in which particular letters, when taken out in order, spell a word
  5. Aestheticism
    An exagerated devotion to the arts
  6. Affective fallacy/intentional fallacy
    A proposition that a poem be analyzed in terms of its internal structure
  7. Agrarian
    rural agriculture
  8. Allegory
    A symbolic narrative
  9. Alliteration
    When two or more words that are close begin with the same letter or sound
  10. Allusion/illusion
    A passing or casual reference
  11. Ambiguity
    Uncertainty of meaning
  12. Amplification (rhetorical)
    Expansion of a statement
  13. Anachronism/anachrony
    A discrepancy between the order of events in a story and the way they're presented in plot
  14. Analepsis/prolepsis/ellipsis
    Recovery of strength after sickness/the use of descriptive word in anticipation of it's becoming applicable
  15. Anagnorisis
    The critical moment of discovery
  16. Anaphora
    Repetition of a word or words at the beginning of two or more successive verses
  17. Anecdote
    a short account of a particular incident of an interesting nature
  18. Antagonist
    The villain or nemesis of the protagonist
  19. Antihero
    A protagonist who lacks the attributes that make a herioc figure
  20. Antimasque
    A comic performance, as a dance, before or between acts of a masque
  21. Antinovel
    A literary work in which the author rejects the use of traditional elements of novel structure
  22. Antistrophe
    The second of two metrically corresponding systems in a poem/ alternating meter in a poem
  23. Antithesis
    The direct opposite
  24. Antithetical criticism
    Looking at the author's story in opposition to their intent
  25. Antonomasia
    The identification of a person by an appellative that is not the person's name
  26. Aphorism
    Short statement telling truth about life
  27. Apocalypse
    Any revelation or prophecy
  28. Appollonian
    Serene, calm or well-balanced/ defined or classic beauty
  29. Aporia
    The expression of a simulated or real doubt in writing
  30. Aposiopesis
    A sudden breaking off in the midst of a sentence using "-"
  31. Archetypical criticism/archetype
    Looking at the work through archetype
  32. Assonance
    Repetition of vowel sounds in a word
  33. Asyndeton
    The omission of usual conjunctions
  34. Aubade
    Lyrical song about two lovers who must separate at dawn
  35. Avante-garde
    Unorthodox or daring
  36. Baroque
    Extravagently ornate, florid, and convoluted in style
  37. Bathos/pathos/ethos
    • Bathos - being humorous unintentionally through irony
    • Pathos - emotional response to a passage
    • Ethos - writing technique where personality of speaker comes out to convince you of something
  38. Bildungsroman
    Type of novel concerned with the education development and maturing of a young protagonist
  39. Black humor
    Humor that considers human existence as ironic but comic
  40. Bombast
    Speech too pompous for an occasion
Card Set:
English 9 Pre-AP Vocab
2010-12-06 02:11:54
vocab AP English

AP vocabulary for IGCSE English 9
Show Answers: