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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