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AP lit Rafael

AP literary terms for AP lit exam 1

Allegory story/poem where characters, settings, & events stand for other people/events or abstract ideas/qualities.
Alliteration repetition of same/similar consonant sounds in words that are close together.
Allusion reference to someone/something that's known from history, literature, religion, politics, sports science, or other branch of culture.
Ambiguity suggesting 2 or more different conflicting, meanings in a work.
Analogy comparison made between 2 things to show how they are alike.
Anaphora repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of 2 or more sentences in a row.
Anastrophe inversion of usual, normal, or logical order of parts of a sentence.
Anecdote brief story, told to illustrate a point orserve as an example of something.
Antagonist opponent who struggles against/blocks the hero/protagonist, in a story.
Antimetabole repetition of words in successive clauses in reverse grammatical story.
Antithesis balancing words, phrases or ideas that are strongly contrasted, often by means of grammatical structure.
Created by: Rafael