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AP English Language And Composition Basics

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1. The unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

2. The dictionary definition of a word.

3. Anything that stands for or represents something else

4. A poem or prose selection that laments or meditates on the passing or death of someone or something of value.

5. Grating - inharmonious sounds.

6. A factual piece of writing that reveals weaknesses - faults - frailties - or other shortcomings.

7. An appeal based on the character/reputation/ credibility of the speaker.

8. Deriving from the orderly qualities of ancient Greek and Roman culture; implies formality - objectivity - simplicity - and restraint.

9. Used by researchers to examine texts or public speeches as they occur in society with the aim of interpreting textual meaning

10. A rhetorical opposition or contrast of ideas by means of a grammatical arrangement of words - clauses - or sentences.

11. Prove to be false or incorrect

12. Something - generally a clue - intended to distract or mislead from the original issue/question.

13. A character or force in a work of literature that - by opposing the protagonist - produces tension or conflict.

14. A term for the title character of a work of literature.

15. To prove a point or to persuade

16. A mode of discourse in which two or more things are compared and contrasted. Comparison often refers to similarities - contrast to differences.

17. The manner in which something is expressed in words

18. A highly regarded work of literature or other art form that has withstood the test of time.

19. The ability to form mental images of things or events

20. A statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said

21. That portion of discourse that wanders or departs from the main subject or topic.

22. Speaking in circles; roundabout speech

23. The main idea of the story

24. The repetition of two or more consonant sounds in a group of words or a unit of speech or writing.

25. An abstract or ideal conception of a type; a perfectly typical example; an original model or form.

26. Qescribe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

27. I - me - my - mine

28. (n.) An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or research. (adj.) Dealing with or tending to deal with a subject apart from a particular or specific instance.

29. A comparison using like or as

30. An idea that is implied or suggested

31. An appeal based on logic or reason

32. The interpretation or analysis of a text.

33. A grotesque or exaggerated likeness of striking qualities in persons and things.

34. A conclusion or proposition arrived at by considering facts - observations - or some other specific data.

35. An incorrect belief or supposition based on faulty data - defective evidence - false information - or flawed logic.

36. An essay that tries to prove a point by supporting it with evidence

37. A concise but ingenious - witty - and thoughtful statement.

38. The background and events that lead to the presentation of the main idea or purpose of an essay or other work; setting forth the meaning or purpose of a piece of writing or discourse.

39. Insincere or overdone sentimentality.

40. A brief - cleverly worded statement that makes a wise observation about life.

41. Graphic - exact - and accurate presentation of the characteristics of a person - place - or thing.

42. A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.

43. A mild or less negative usage for a harsh or blunt term.

44. A short - pithy statement of a generally accepted truth or sentiment.

45. The perspective from which a story is told

46. Substituting the name of one object for another object closely associated with it

47. Are used as nouns or modifiers - are incomplete sentences and cannot stand alone grammatically; they are sometimes called subordinate clauses; those that function as adjectives - nouns - or adverbs are known - respectively - as adjective - noun - and

48. Different methods of writing which you can incorporate into your writing to make it more effective

49. A feeling of association or identification with an object or person.

50. Two or more independent clauses joined by a conjunction