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AP English Language And Composition Basics

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

2. The perspective from which a story is told

3. A style that has the power to evoke feelings

4. A forceful sermon - lecture - or tirade.

5. A matter discussed in the first person has this

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

7. A mild - indirect - or vague term substituting for a harsh - blunt - or offensive term

8. A short tale - often with nonhuman characters - from which a useful lesson or moral may be drawn.

9. The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning

10. Form of literature in which irony - sarcasm - and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly

11. Three periods (...)indicating the omission of words in a thought or quotation.

12. Characterized by clever or sly humor - often saucy - playful - and somewhat irreverent.

13. A leture or sermon on a religious or moral theme meant to guide human behavior.

14. A story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath the surface.

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

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

17. A story containing unreal - imaginary features.

18. Representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature

19. An analysis or assessment of a thing or situation for the purpose of determining its nature - limitations - and conformity to a set of standards.

20. Harsh - cutting language or tone intended to ridicule

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

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

23. I - me - my - mine

24. Pompous or pretentious talk or writing

25. A figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as

26. A word to which a pronoun refers.

27. Insincere or overdone sentimentality.

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

29. The works considered the most important in a national literature or period; works widely read and studied.

30. A metaphor developed at great length - occurring frequently in or throughout a work.

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

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

33. A structural element of a sentence - consisting of a grammatical subject and a predicate.

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

35. A detailed analysis or interpretation of a work of prose or poetry.

36. The resolution that occurs at the end of a narrative or drama - real or imagined.

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

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

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

40. A reference to a person - place - or event meant to create an effect or enhance the meaning of an idea.

41. 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

42. A comparison that points out similarities between two dissimilar things; a passage that points out several similarities between two unlike things is called an extended analogy.

43. The interpretation or analysis of a text.

44. A sentence containing a deliberate omission of words.

45. A question asked for an effect - not actually requiring an answer

46. The repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group of words or lines in a poem

47. A person - scene - event or other element that fails to correspond with the appropriate time or era.

48. A method of reasoning in which a number of specific facts or examples are used to make a generalization.

49. A method of reasoning by which specific definitions - conclusions - and theorems are drawn from general principles.

50. A term used to describe literary forms - such as novel - play - and essay.