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AP English Language And Composition Basics

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1. As distinguished from Apollonian - the word refers to sensual - pleasure-seeking - impulses.

2. The suggested or implied meaning of a word or phrase.

3. A term for the title character of a work of literature.

4. A character or force in a work of literature that - by opposing the protagonist - produces tension or conflict.

5. The high point - or turning point - of a story or play.

6. To recreate or present with details

7. A figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part

8. A term used to describe literary forms - such as novel - play - and essay.

9. A structure that provides a premise or setting for a narrative or other discourse.

10. Directed to or appealing to feelings or prejudices instead of to intellect or reason.

11. An appeal based on logic or reason

12. An adjective or phrase that expresses a striking quality of a person or thing; Can also be used to apply to vulgar or profane exclamations.

13. A vagueness of meaning; a conscious lack of clarity meant to evoke multiple meanings or interpretations.

14. A forceful sermon - lecture - or tirade.

15. A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language.

16. The ability to form mental images of things or events

17. A concise but ingenious - witty - and thoughtful statement.

18. A way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

19. An excessively favorable opinion of one's own ability - importance - wit - etc.

20. Occurs when the outcome of a work is unexpected - or events turn out to be the opposite from what one had expected

21. Study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)

22. A style that has the power to evoke feelings

23. A statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.

24. A feeling of association or identification with an object or person.

25. The choice of words in oral and written discourse.

26. A structural element of a sentence - consisting of a grammatical subject and a predicate.

27. A brief explanation - summary - or evaluation of a text or work of literature.

28. The resolution that occurs at the end of a narrative or drama - real or imagined.

29. Insincere or overdone sentimentality.

30. Having an instructive purpose; intending to convey information or teach a lesson - usually in a dry - pompous manner.

31. Qescribe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

32. Something - generally a clue - intended to distract or mislead from the original issue/question.

33. A short - pithy statement of a generally accepted truth or sentiment.

34. A metaphor developed at great length - occurring frequently in or throughout a work.

35. Grating - inharmonious sounds.

36. The unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar

37. A list of works cited or otherwise relevant to a particular subject.

38. A reference to a person - place - or event meant to create an effect or enhance the meaning of an idea.

39. In contrast to Bionysian - it refers to the most noble - godlike qualities of human nature and behavior.

40. A comedy that contains an extravagant and nonsensical disregard of seriousness - although it may have a serious - scornful purpose.

41. A rhetorical opposition or contrast of ideas by means of a grammatical arrangement of words - clauses - or sentences.

42. The use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning

43. An essay that tries to prove a point by supporting it with evidence

44. A story in which a second meaning is to be read beneath the surface.

45. A leture or sermon on a religious or moral theme meant to guide human behavior.

46. A comparison using like or as

47. The repetition of two or more consonant sounds in a group of words or a unit of speech or writing.

48. Literally - 'seize the day'; 'enjoy life while you can -' a common theme in life and literature.

49. Conjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')

50. The grammatical arrangement of words in sentences