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AP Lit. Vianey4

AP Literary Devices for AP Lit. Exam

QuestionAnswer
Diction a speaker or writer's choice of words
Didactic form of fiction or nonfiction that teaches a specific lesson or moral or provides a model or correct behavior or thinking.
Elegy a poem of mourning, usually about somebody who has died.
Epanalepsis device of repetition in which the same expression is repeated both at the beginning and at the end of the line, clause, or sentence.
Epic a long narrative poem, written in heightened language, which recounts the deeds of a heroic character who embodies the values of a particular society.
Epigraph a quotation or aphorism at the beginning of a literary work suggestive of the theme.
Epistrophe devise of repetition in which the same expression is repeated at the end of two or more lines, clauses, or sentences.
Epithet an adjective or adjective phrase applied to a person or thing that is frequently used to emphasize a characteristic quality.
Created by: VianeyG