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AP lit MANNY 3

AP literary devices for AP exam

direct characterization the author tells us directly hat the character is like.
static character one that does not change much in the course of a story.
dynamic character one that changes in some important way as a result of the story's action
flat character has only one or two personality traits
round characters has more dimensions to their personalities
chiasmus in poetry, a type of balance in which the second part is syntactically balanced against the first, but with reversed parts.
cliche a word or phrase that has become lifeless because of overuse
colloquialism a word or phrase in everyday use in conversation and informal writing but is inappropriate for formal situations.
comedy in general, a story that ends with a happy resolution to the conflicts faced by the main character or the characters.
conceit an elaborate metaphor that compares two things that are startlingly different.
confessional poetry
Created by: manny1



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