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AP English III vocab

summer literary terms for mrs. smiddy

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Anaphora the same expression (word or words) is repeated at the beginning of two or more lines, clauses, or sentences
Impressionism a highly personal manner of writing in which the author presents materials as they appear to an individual temperament at a precise moment and from a particular vantage point rather than as they are presumed to be in actuality
Rationalism systems of though that rely on reason rather than sense-perceptions, revelation, tradition, or authority
Slang a vernacular speech, not accepted as suitable for highly formal usage, though much used in conversation
Alliteration repetition of consonant sounds in words close together
Caesura a pause or break in a line of verse
Synecdoche a type of metaphor (trope) in which a part signifies a whole or a whole signifies a part
Parallelism such an arrangement that one element of equal importance with another is similarly developed and phrased
Anecdote a short narrative detailing particulars of an interesting episode or event
Fallacy an argument failing to satisfy the conditions of valid or correct inference
Euphony the subjective impression of pleasing sounds
Chiasmus a pattern in which the second part is balanced against the first but with the parts reversed
Jargon confused speech, resulting particularly from the mingling of several languages or dialects; also the special language of a group or profession
Realism fidelity to actuality in its representation; striving to present reality as it truly is
Transcendentalism a reliance on the intuition and the conscience
Metaphor a comparison between two things in which one thing becomes the other
Romanticism a movement of the 18th and 19th centuries that marked the reaction in literature from the formal orthodoxy of the preceding period;
Anaphora the same expression (word or words) is repeated at the beginning of two or more lines, clauses, or sentences
Impressionism a highly personal manner of writing in which the author presents materials as they appear to an individual temperament at a precise moment and from a particular vantage point rather than as they are presumed to be in actuality
Rationalism systems of though that rely on reason rather than sense-perceptions, revelation, tradition, or authority
Slang a vernacular speech, not accepted as suitable for highly formal usage, though much used in conversation
Alliteration repetition of consonant sounds in words close together
Caesura a pause or break in a line of verse
Synecdoche a type of metaphor (trope) in which a part signifies a whole or a whole signifies a part
Parallelism such an arrangement that one element of equal importance with another is similarly developed and phrased
Anecdote a short narrative detailing particulars of an interesting episode or event
Fallacy an argument failing to satisfy the conditions of valid or correct inference
Euphony the subjective impression of pleasing sounds
Chiasmus a pattern in which the second part is balanced against the first but with the parts reversed
Jargon confused speech, resulting particularly from the mingling of several languages or dialects; also the special language of a group or profession
Realism fidelity to actuality in its representation; striving to present reality as it truly is
Transcendentalism a reliance on the intuition and the conscience
Metaphor a comparison between two things in which one thing becomes the other
Romanticism also termed "liberalism in literature," meaning especially the freeing of the artist and writer from restraints and rules and emphasizing individualism
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