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AP Latin Literary Terms

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

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

3. An omition

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

5. Follows a linking verb and describes the subject

6. Arguement attacking a man - a false arguement

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

8. A figure of speech that deliberately exaggerates or overstates

9. The major category into which a literary work fits

10. Strict - literal - dictionary definition of a word

11. Direct/indirect reference to something commonly known

12. Inversion in the second of two parallel phrases

13. Taking out the conjunctions of a statement

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

15. Duplication of any element of language - such as sound - word - phrase - clause - sentence - or grammatical pattern

16. The prevailing atmosphere or emotional aura of a work

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

18. Exposition - argumentation - description - narration

19. Intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights

20. Repetition of the same beginning words of each clause

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

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

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

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

25. A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings - thoughts - or attitudes

26. Word or group of words that follows a linking verb and renames or describes the subject

27. Comparison between two opposite things

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

29. Use of slang or informalities in speech or writing

30. Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

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

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

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

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

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

36. Misinterpretation of a phrase

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

38. A revelation

39. A device used to produce figurative language

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

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

42. Drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

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

44. Writing or speech that is meant to be imaginative and vivid

45. Story within a story

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

47. To tell a story of an event or series of events

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

49. Central idea or message of the work

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