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AP lit deydey

AP Literary Terms for AP lit exam

QuestionAnswer
Allegory Story odr poem in which characters,settings and eveints stand for other peopole or events or fodr abatract ideas or qualities.
Alliteration Repetition of the same or similar cosonant sounds in words that are close together
Allusion reference to someone or something that is known fdrom history,literature, relidion, polidtics,sports,science, or another branch of culture. An indirect reference dto something(usually from literature,etc,)
Ambiguity deliberately suffesting two or more different and sometimes conflicting meaninings in a work. AN event or situation that may be inerpreteds in more than one way, sometimes done on purpose from the author
Analogy Comparison made between two things to show how they are like
Anaphora Repetition of word,phrase or clause at the beginning of two or more sentences in a row, it makes the writers point more coherent.
Anastrophe Inversion fo the usual, noremal or logical order of the parts of a sentence. Purpose is rythim of emphasis or euphony. It is a fancy word of invasion
Anecdote Brief story told to illustrate a point or serve as an examp[le nof something, ofetn shows character of an individual.
Antagonist Opponent who struggles against or block the hero or protagonist in a story
Antimetabole Repetition of words in successive clauses in reverse grammatical order.
Antithesis Balancing words. phrases or ideas that are strongly contracted often byt means of grammatical structure.
Antihero Central character who lacks all the qualities traditionally associated with heroes. may lack courage,grace, intellengence , or moral scruples
anthropomorphism atrributing human characteristics to an animal or inanimate object (personafication)
aphorism brief,cleverly worded STATEMENT THAT MAKES A WISE OBEsERVATION ABOUT LIFE, OR OF A principle or accepted general truth. also calle dmaxim,epigrAM
APOSTROPHE CALLING OUTAN IMAGINARY , DEAD, OR ABSENT PERSON, OR TO A PLACE OR THING, OR A PERSONIFIED ABSTRACT IDEA.
APPOSITION PLACING AND IMMEDIATLEY SUCCEDING ORDER OF TWO OR MORE COORDINATE ELEMENTS, THE LATTER OF WHICH
APOSTROPHE CALLING OUTAN IMAGINARY , DEAD, OR ABSENT PERSON, OR TO A PLACE OR THING, OR A PERSONIFIED ABSTRACT IDEA.
APPOSITION PLACING AND IMMEDIATLEY SUCCEDING ORDER OF TWO OR MORE COORDINATE ELEMENTS, THE LATTER OF WHICH
assonance the repetition of similar vowel sounds followed by different consonant sounds wspeciaLLY IN WORDS THAT ARE TOGETHER
aSYNDETON commas used without conjunction to seperate a SERIES OF WORDS , THUS EMPHASIZING THE PARTS EQUALLY
BALANCE A SENTRNCE SO THAT BOTH HALVES ARE BOUT THE SAME LENGHT AND IMPORTntce. sentrences can be unbalance to serve a special effect ass well
characterazation the process by which the writer reveals the personatly of a character
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