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AP Latin Literary Terms

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1. Branch of linguistics - choice of words

2. Story within a story

3. Direct/indirect reference to something commonly known

4. Bitter - caustic language that is meant to hurt or ridicule someone or something

5. Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

6. To re-create - invent - or visually present a person - place - event - or action to make it visible to the reader

7. Clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb

8. Intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights

9. A recurring theme

10. The nonliteral - implied meaning of a word involving ideas - emotions - or attitudes

11. Follows a linking verb and describes the subject

12. Adjective that describes words - phrases - or general tone that is overly scholarly - academic - or bookish

13. Figure of speech in which the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it

14. Emotional mood created by the entirety of a literary work

15. Work that imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule

16. Statement that expresses a general truth or a moral principle

17. Sentence or group of sentences that directly expresses the author's opinion - purpose - meaning - or proposition in expository writing

18. The ironic minimalizing of fact - presenting something as less than it is

19. Misinterpretation of a phrase

20. Teaching or instructing - especially about moral or ethical principals

21. Sentence that presents its central meaning in a main clause at the end

22. Referring to the grammatical or rhetorical framing of words - phrases - sentences - or paragraphs to give structural similarity

23. To explain and analyze information by presenting an idea - relevant evidence - and appropriate discussion

24. Work that targets human vices and follies or social institutions and conventions for reform or ridicule

25. Anything that represents or stands for something else - usually something concrete

26. Strict - literal - dictionary definition of a word

27. To prove the validity of a point of view by presenting reasoning - discussion - and argument - that thoroughly convince the reader

28. Exposition - argumentation - description - narration

29. Deals with verbal units and a speaker's attitude

30. Misplaced information - out of time or place

31. Taking out the conjunctions of a statement

32. Inversion in the second of two parallel phrases

33. A metaphor developed at great length - occuring frequently or throughout

34. Choices a writer makes - combination of distinctive features of a literary work - how the author compares to other authors

35. Perspective from which the story is told

36. Use of slang or informalities in speech or writing

37. Repetition of sounds - especially initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words

38. Type of sentence in which the main idea comes first - followed by dependent grammatical units

39. The word - phrase - or clause to which the pronoun refers

40. Way an author chooses to join words into phrases - clauses - and sentences

41. Repetition of the same beginning words of each clause

42. Comparison between two opposite things

43. Describes the author's attitude toward his or her material - the audience - or both

44. Figure of speech using implied comparison of semming ly unlike things or the substitution of one for the other - suggesting similarity

45. Central idea or message of the work

46. A noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and renames or identifies the subject

47. Figure of speech that directly addresses something absent or imaginary

48. Figure of speech wherein the author groups apparently contradictory terms to suggest a paradox

49. Type of argumentation having an additional aim of urging some form of action

50. Figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words