AP English Literature and Composition Essential Terms -...

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Term: allegory Definition: a narritive that has second meanings Term: alliteration Definition: same sounds Term: allusion Definition: a reference to something in previous literature or history Term: ambiguity Definition: different meanings/unclear Term: antagonist Definition: any force in confict with protagonist
Term: apostrophe Definition: when someone absent/dead/ or a something is adressed Term: archetype Definition: the quintessence of something Term: assonance Definition: repetition of close vowel sounds within words to create mood. Long sounds and short. exampes: Poe with Elderado and Bells Term: ballad Definition: short, narritive poem written in songlike stanze form Term: blank verse Definition: unrhymed verse (poems)
Term: cacophony Definition: harsh, discordant arrangement of sounds Example: I detest war because cause of war is detestful Term: caesura Definition: a speech pause occurring in a line I was the man. I suffered. I was there. Term: caricature Definition: a representation in which subject's features are exaggerated for comic or absurd effect Term: characterization Definition: ways in which a character is presented Term: comic relief Definition: a light scene that follows a scene of seriousness added emotions and seriousness
Term: conceit Definition: building up to something Term: connotation Definition: other meanings besides dictionary reference Term:

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