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AP Lang- All Vocab

ad hominem argument an argument that attacks a person directly
allegory a fictional work in which the characters represent ideas or concepts
apothesis occurs when a character or a thing is elevated to such a god like status
appositive a word or phrase that follows a noun/pronoun for clarity
assonance a type of internal rhyming where vowels are repeated
asyndenton occurs when the conjunctions that would normally connect a string of words or clauses are ommited from a sentence
atmosphere the feeling or mood of a place scene or event
attitude describes the feelings of a particular speaker or piece of writing toward a subject
bathos false or forced emotion that is often humourous
contrast used to elaborate ideas by allowing them to show both what a thing is and what it isnt
diction refers to an authors choice of words, contributing to the tone of the text
elegiac, elegy a work that expresses sorrow, mourning the loss of something
ethos the ethics/ideals written into a piece
euphemism a mild or pleasant expression substituting for a harsh ideas truth
exposition writing or speech organized to explain
fiction a piece of work that isnt real, but can be based on real events
figurative language umbrella terms used to describe language implying an imaginative comparison
foreshadowing a purposeful hint placed in a work of literature to suggest what may occur later in the narrative
hyperbole a figure of speech in which exaggeration is used to achieve emphasis
imagery a mental picture that is conjured by specific words and associations but there can be auditory and sensory components as well
irony, ironic irony occurs when a situation produces an outcome that is the opposite of expected
juxtaposition when two contrasting things are placed next to each other for comparison
logos the use of reason and logic within an argument
metaphor a figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it
rhetorical or narrative strategy a plan of action or movement to achieve a goal
satire to ridicule or mock ideas, persons, events or doctrines or to even make fun of human fables or weaknesses
selection of detail specific words, incidents, images or events the author uses to create a scene or narrative are referred to as the selection of detail.
tone the way the audience presents a subject
theme usually considered the central ideas
texture describes the way elements of a work of prose or poetry are joined together. it suggests an association with the style
tension a feeling of excitement and expectation the reader or audience feels because of the conflict, mood or atmosphere of the work
understatement when the author assigns less significance to something that deserves more
voice how the speaker of a literary work presents himself to a reader
rhetorical question a question asked for arguments sake and no actual direct answer
rhetoric/rhetorical purpose the art and logic of a written or spoken argument
simile the comparison of two things using like or as
synonym a word that has the same/very similar meaning to another
symbol something that stands for something else
syllogism a form of deductive reasoning in which pieces of evidence are used to create a new conclusion
speaker the narrator of a literary piece
zeugma refers to a particular breach of sense in a sentence, when one word is used with two adjacent words in the same construction but only makes literal sense with one of them
repetition the reiteration of words or phrases for emphasis
syntax the sentence structure
apostrophe a figure of speech in which an absent person or personified object is adressed by a speaker
antithesis the contrast or opposition brought with balanced phrases or clauses to an argument
antecedent grammatical term for the noun of or pronouns from which another pronoun derives its meaning
analogy asks the reader to think about the correspondence or resemblance between two things that are essentially different
ambiguity leaving something indefinite to be up to more than one interpretation
allusion a reference to another thing, idea or person (usually faint)
alliteration the repetition of constant sounds within a sentence, usually at beginning of words
metonymy a figure of speech in which something is referred to by using the name of something that is associated with it
mood the prevailing or dominant feeling of a work scene or event
onomatopoeia when words are used to represent sounds
oxymoron combines two contradictory words in one expression, result is usually thought prevoking
pacing the speed in which a story goes
paradox a contradiction in which reveals some truth
parallelism a literary technique that relies on the use of the same syntactic structures in order to develop an argument or emphasise an idea
parody an imitation of another work usually with intent to ridicule
pathos the feelings that are invoked within a persons piece
person a grammatical term that describes the relationship of a writer or speaker to an audience by examining the pronouns that are used
persona the character created by the voice and narration of the speaker of a text
personification a figure of speech in which ideas or objects are described as having human qualities or personalities
point of view the perspective in which a story is told
pun a play on words usually for comedic effect
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