English 9 Pre-AP vocab set 5

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English 9 Pre-AP vocab set 5
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pre-AP vocab words
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  1. Burlesque
    Any ludicrous or grotesque caricature
  2. Cacophony
    Harsh discordance of sound
  3. Caesura
    Any break, pause, or interruption
  4. Canon
    A standard; criterion
  5. Canto
    One of the main or larger divisions of a long poem
  6. Caricature
    Any imitation or copy so distorted or inferior as to be ludicrous
  7. Catachresis
    Misuse or strained use of words, as in a mixed metaphor, occuring either in error or for rhetorical effect
  8. Catalexis
    The absence of a syllable at the beginning or end of a line of metrical verse resulting in an incomplete foot
  9. Catharsis
    The purging of the emotions or relieving or emotional tensions
  10. Classicism
    The principles or styles characteristic of the literature and art or ancient Greece and Rome

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