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AP Latin Literary Terms

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

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

3. Misplaced information - out of time or place

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

5. To draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented

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

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

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

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

10. Intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights

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

12. Story within a story

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

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

15. Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

16. The major category into which a literary work fits

17. A recurring theme

18. Central idea or message of the work

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

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

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

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

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

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

25. An omition

26. A figure of speech that deliberately exaggerates or overstates

27. Use of slang or informalities in speech or writing

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

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

30. Misinterpretation of a phrase

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

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

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

34. A revelation

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

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

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

38. Statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense but contains some degree of truth or validity

39. Multiple meanings of a word - phrase - sentence - or passage

40. Strict - literal - dictionary definition of a word

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

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

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

44. Repetition of vowel sounds

45. Inversion in the second of two parallel phrases

46. Direct/indirect reference to something commonly known

47. The prevailing atmosphere or emotional aura of a work

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

49. 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

50. Comparison between two opposite things