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AP English Language And Composition Basics

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

2. A work of literature meant to ridicule a subject; a grotesque imitation.

3. The most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression

4. A sentence containing a deliberate omission of words.

5. Anything that stands for or represents something else

6. In literature - the use of an artificial device or gimmick to solve a problem.

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

8. An idea that is implied or suggested

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

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

11. A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language.

12. The grammatical arrangement of words in sentences

13. A list of works cited or otherwise relevant to a particular subject.

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

15. The quality of something (an act or a piece of writing) that reveals the attitudes and presuppositions of the author

16. A narrative poem that tells of the adventures and exploits of a hero.

17. Conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')

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

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

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

21. A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part

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

23. I - me - my - mine

24. In contrast to Bionysian - it refers to the most noble - godlike qualities of human nature and behavior.

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

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

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

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

29. The repetition of two or more vowel sounds in a group of words in prose or poetry.

30. A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion - make a point - or evoke humor

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

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

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

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

35. Directed to or appealing to feelings or prejudices instead of to intellect or reason.

36. 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.

37. A circumstance in which the audience or reader knows more about a situation than a character.

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

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

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

41. One who expects and observes nothing but the worst of human conduct.

42. A matter discussed in the first person has this

43. Explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition

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

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

46. Two or more independent clauses joined by a conjunction

47. An independent clause plus one or more dependent clauses

48. A style that has the power to evoke feelings

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

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