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AP Latin Literary Terms

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

2. Comparison between two opposite things

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

4. Direct/indirect reference to something commonly known

5. Intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights

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

7. Central idea or message of the work

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

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

10. Taking out the conjunctions of a statement

11. Arguement attacking a man - a false arguement

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

13. Exposition - argumentation - description - narration

14. Word choice

15. The major category into which a literary work fits

16. The contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is really meant

17. Strict - literal - dictionary definition of a word

18. Branch of linguistics - choice of words

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

20. Preaching - sermon - serious talk or lecture involving moral or spiritual advice

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

22. Study of the technique and rules for using language effectively - especially in public speaking

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

24. Good speech - especially that is less offensive or more agreeable

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

26. Deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises

27. Repetition of the same beginning words of each clause

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

29. Inversion in the second of two parallel phrases

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

31. Use of slang or informalities in speech or writing

32. Repetition of vowel sounds

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

34. 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

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

36. An emotionally violent - verbal denunciation or attack using strong - abusive language

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

38. Misplaced information - out of time or place

39. Story within a story

40. Misinterpretation of a phrase

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

42. The prevailing atmosphere or emotional aura of a work

43. The sensory details or figurative language used to describe - arouse emotion - or represent abstractions

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

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

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

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

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

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

50. A revelation