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AP English Terms

Abstract (N)- An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or research. (Adj.)- Dealing with or tending to deal with a subject apart from a particular or specific instance.
Ad Hominem Directed to or appealing to feelings or prejudices instead of to intellect or reason.
Adage A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language.
allegory A story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath the surface.
Alliteration The repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group of words or lines in a poem.
Allusion A reference to a person, place, or event meant to create an effect or enhance the meaning of an idea.
Ambiguity A vagueness of meaning; a conscious lack of clarity meant to evoke multiple meanings or interpretations.
Anachronism A person, scene, event or other element that fails to correspond with the appropriate time or era.
Analogy A comparison that points out similarities between two dissimilar things; a passage that points out several similarities between two unlike things is called an extended analogy
Anecdote A brief narrative used to illustrate an idea.
Annotation A brief explanation, summary, or evaluation of a text or work of literature.
Antecedent A word to which a pronoun refers.
Antithesis A rhetorical opposition or contrast of ideas by means of a grammatical arrangement of words, clauses, or sentences.
Aphorism A short, pithy statement of a generally accepted truth or sentiment.
Apollonian In contrast to Bionysian, it refers to the most noble, godlike qualities of human nature and behavior.
Apostrophe a locution that addresses a person or personified thing not present.
Arch Characterized by clever or sly humor, often saucy, playful, and somewhat irreverent.
Archetype An abstract or ideal conception of a type; a perfectly typical example; an original model or form.
Assonance The repetition of two or more vowel sounds in a group of works in prose or poetry.
Bard A Poet; in olden time, a performer who told heroic stories to musical accompaniment.
Belle-lettres A french term for the world of books, criticism, and literature in general.
Bathos Insincere or overdone sentimentality.
Bibliography A list of works cited or otherwise relevant to a particular subject.
Bombast Inflated, pretentious language.
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