AP English Literary Terms

AP English Literary Terms

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feminine rhyme

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Cards (67)

Section 1

(50 cards)

feminine rhyme

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latter two syllables of first word rhyme with latter two syllables of second word (ceiling appealing)

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blank verse

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unrhymed iambic pentameter

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internal rhyme

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repetition of sounds within a line (but not at the end of the line)

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connotation

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what a word suggests beyond its surface definition

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allegory

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a literary work in which the characters represent abstract ideas; a symbolic representation

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refrain

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repeated word, phrase, line, or group of lines in a pattern

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denotation

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basic definition or dictionary meaning of a word

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archetype

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a character or personality type found in every society

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didactic poetry

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poetry with the primary purpose of teaching or preaching

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rhyme

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repetition of end sounds

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pace

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tempo or rate implied by the structure and style of the poem

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consonance

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the repetition of consonant sounds within or at the end of a word

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hyperbole

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exaggeration, overstatement

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paradox

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statement or situation containing seemingly contradictory elements

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dramatic monologue

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character "speaks" through the poem; a character study

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assonance

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The repetition of vowel sounds.

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stanza

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group of lines

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allusion

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a reference to something in literature or history

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euphony

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any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds

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free verse

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no fixed meter or rhyme

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oxymoron

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a figure of speech consisting of two apparently contradictory terms

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elegy

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poem which expresses sorrow over a death of someone for whom the poet cared, or on another solemn theme

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anaphora

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repetition of the same word or words at the start of two or more lines

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enjambment

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describes a line of poetry in which the sense and grammatical construction continues on to the next line

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couplet

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two successive lines which rhyme, usually at the end of a work

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conceit

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an extended witty, paradoxical, or startling metaphor

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cacophony

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harsh, non-melodic, unpleasant sounding arrangement of words

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symbolism

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something (object, person, situation, etc.) means more than what it is

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rhythm

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the pattern or beat of a poem.

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imagery

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representation through language of a sensory experience

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style

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a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

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structure

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internal organization of a poem's content

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irony

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incongruity or discrepancy between the implied and expected; verbal, dramatic, situational

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masculine rhyme

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final syllable of first word rhymes with final syllable of second word (scald recalled)

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mood

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the atmosphere suggested by the structure and style of the poem

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onomatopoeia

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words that sound like what they mean

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syntax

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word order or grammatical appropriateness

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personification

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giving a non-human the characteristics of a human

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diction

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choice of words for effect

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meter

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regularized rhythm of stressed and unstressed syllables; accents occur at approx. equal intervals of time

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metaphor

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implied or direct comparison

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simile

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comparison using 'like' or 'as'

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alliteration

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the repetition of initial sounds in successive or neighboring words

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sibilance

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hissing sounds represented by s, z, sh

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parallelism

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presents coordinating ideas in a coordinating manner

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apostrophe

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someone absent, dead, or imaginary, or an abstraction, is being addressed as if it could reply

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caesura

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a natural pause in the middle of a line, sometimes coinciding with punctuation

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metonymy

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symbolism; one thing is used as a substitute for another with which it is closely identified (the White House)

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persona

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assumed speaker of the poem; typically used synonymously with 'speaker'

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iambic pentameter

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70% of verse is written this way; ten syllables per line, following an order of unaccented-accented syllables

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Section 2

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antithesis

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a balancing or contrasting of one term against another

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synecdoche

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symbolism; the part signifies the whole, or the whole the part (all hands on board)

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octave

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an eight line stanza

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tone

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writer's attitude toward the audience or subject, implied or related directly

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foot

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a unit of meter consists generally of one stressed and one or more unstressed syllables

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quintet

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a five line stanza

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villanelle

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highly structured poem consisting of six stanzas: five tercets and a quatrain; first and third line are repeated throughout

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understatement

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saying less than one means, for effect

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sestet

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a six line stanza

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litotes

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an understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite.

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theme

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the general idea or insight about life that a work of literature reveals

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sonnet

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fourteen line poem in iambic pentameter with a prescribed rhyme scheme ending in a couplet; its subject is traditionally that of love

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ballad

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A narrative poem written in four-line stanzas, characterized by swift action and narrated in a direct style often dealing with a tragedy

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ode

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a lyric poem usually marked by serious, respectful, and exalted feelings toward the subject

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quatrain

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four rhymed lines

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triplet or tercet

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a three line stanza

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septet

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a seven line stanza

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