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AP lit. Camacho

AP Literary Terms For AP Exam

Allegory story or poem in which characters, settings, and events stand for other people or events or for abstract ideas or qualities
Alliteration repetition of the same or simliar consonant sounds in words that are close together
Allusion reference to someone or something that is know from history, literature, religion, politics, sports, science, or another branch of culture. an indirect reference to something.
Ambiguity deliberately suggesting tow or more different, and sometimes conflicting, meanings in a work. an event or situation that may be interpreted in more than one way- this is done on purpose by the author, when it is not done on purpose, it is vagueness.
Analogy comparison made between two things to show how they are alike.
Anaphora repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginnning of two or more sentences in a row. this is a deliberate form of repetition and helps make the writer's point more coherent.
Anastrophe inversion of the usual, normal, or logical order of the parts of a sentence. purpose is rythm or emphasis or euphony.
Anecdote brief story, told to illustrate a point or serve as an example of something, often shows character on an individual.
Antagonist opponent who struggles against or blocks the hero, or protagonist, in a story
Antimetabole reptition of words in successive clauses in reverse grammatical order.
Antithesis balancing words, phrases, or ideas that are are strongly contrasted, often by means of grammatical structure.
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