AP Literary Devices List 3.doc - AP Literary Devices List 3 Term Definition homily literally means\"sermon more informally includes any serious talk

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AP Literary Devices List 3 Term Definition homily literally means "sermon"; more informally, includes any serious talk, speech, or lecture involving spiritual or moral advice hubris Greek for "insolence" or "affront"; applied to arrogance or pride of the protagonist in a tragedy; proverbially, hubris is the pride which comes before a fall hyperbole figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstatement; can be used to produce comic effect, serious tone, or irony imagery sensory details or fig. lang. used to describe, arouse emotion, or represent abstractions; can be used literally or more broadly -- i.e., a rose can present visual imagery but also represent the color in a woman's cheek and/or some type of perfection infer / inference to draw a reasonable conclusion based on information presented; the conclusion drawn; be careful to note connotation of answer choices; if something is directly stated, then it is NOT inferred in medias res

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