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AP English Language And Composition Basics

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

2. (refers to the use of verbs) A verb is in this when it expresses an action performed by its subject. Stylistically - this leads to more economical and vigorous writing.

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

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

5. A story containing unreal - imaginary features.

6. Pleasing - harmonious sounds.

7. Anything that stands for or represents something else

8. I - me - my - mine

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

10. The perspective from which a story is told

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

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

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

14. To recreate or present with details

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

16. The suggested or implied meaning of a word or phrase.

17. Literally - 'talking around' a subject; i.e. - discourse that avoids direct reference to a subject.

18. Study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)

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

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

21. A comedy that contains an extravagant and nonsensical disregard of seriousness - although it may have a serious - scornful purpose.

22. Speaking in circles; roundabout speech

23. A vagueness of meaning; a conscious lack of clarity meant to evoke multiple meanings or interpretations.

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

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

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

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

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

29. A structure that provides a premise or setting for a narrative or other discourse.

30. 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.

31. 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

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

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

34. A sentence that states the topic of its paragraph

35. Inflated - pretentious language.

36. Writing or speech that is used to create vivid impressions by setting up comparisons between dissimilar things - [examples are metaphor - simile - and personification.

37. The grammatical arrangement of words in sentences

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

39. The purpose of thisessay is to demonstrate how the writer can develop a position/idea and support it with interwoven sources. The writer is expected to write in an academic and mature style.

40. To prove a point or to persuade

41. An excessively favorable opinion of one's own ability - importance - wit - etc.

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

43. Prove to be false or incorrect

44. The choice of words in oral and written discourse.

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

46. Grating - inharmonious sounds.

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

48. A French term for the world of books - criticism - and literature in general.

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

50. An appeal based on logic or reason