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Literary terms set 1

Mr.Massarts AP Lit Heritage High School WA USA

QuestionAnswer
Allegory Anything used as a symbol
Allusion Incidental mention of something
Ambiguity The possibbility of interpreting an expression in two or more distinct ways
Anaphora The use of a word that has the same reference as a word previously used in the same discourse
Antithesis contrast
Aphorism A small saying embodying a general truth
apostrophe A symbol indicating one or more letters have been replaced
assonance Rhyme in which the same vowel is used with different consonants in the stressed syllables of rhyming words
Asyndeton Omission of conjunctions
Clause A syntatic construction containg a subject and assertion forming a part of a sentence
Cliché A sterotyped expression
Conceit An elaborate metaphor
Connotation the secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its primary meaning
Couplet A pair of sequenced lines of verse
Diction Style of writing as dependent upon choice of words
Didactic teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson
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