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lit. terms 1

ap lit & comp

abstract language that describes concepts rather than concrete images
allegory a work that functions on a symbolic level
alliteration the repetition of initial sounds such as "Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers"
allusion a reference contained in a work
ambiguity the multiple meanings, either intentional/unintentonial, of a word, phrase, sentence, or passage
anecdote a story or brief episode told by the writter or a character to illustrate to a point
aphorism a terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or moral principle
cliche an overused common expression
colloquial the use of slang in writing, often used to create local color and to provide an informal tone
conceit a fanciful expression usually in the form of an extended metaphor or surprising analogy between seemingly dissimilar objects
concrete wordsdescribing things that exist and can be experienced through the senses
connotation interpretive level of a word based on its literal meaning
denotation the literal meaning of a word
diction the choice of words used in speaking/writing
Created by: thanya15