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AP English Language And Composition Basics

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

2. A statement that is restrained in ironic contrast to what might have been said

3. The most direct or specific meaning of a word or expression

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

5. The repetition of one or more initial consonants in a group of words or lines in a poem

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

7. A highly regarded work of literature or other art form that has withstood the test of time.

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

9. The manner in which something is expressed in words

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

11. A highly specific - particular - often real - actual - or tangible detail; the opposite of abstract.

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

13. One who expects and observes nothing but the worst of human conduct.

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

15. A sentence containing a deliberate omission of words.

16. Prove to be false or incorrect

17. A sentence that states the topic of its paragraph

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

19. Used by researchers to examine texts or public speeches as they occur in society with the aim of interpreting textual meaning

20. Graphic - exact - and accurate presentation of the characteristics of a person - place - or thing.

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

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

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

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

25. An observer uses this

26. The works considered the most important in a national literature or period; works widely read and studied.

27. 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.

28. A narrative poem that tells of the adventures and exploits of a hero.

29. A conclusion or proposition arrived at by considering facts - observations - or some other specific data.

30. An appeal based on logic or reason

31. The main idea of the story

32. Speaking in circles; roundabout speech

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

34. A mode of discourse in which two or more things are compared and contrasted. Comparison often refers to similarities - contrast to differences.

35. The purpose of thisessay is to demonstrate how the writer can develop a position/idea and support it with interwoven sources. The writer is expected to write in an academic and mature style.

36. An analysis or assessment of a thing or situation for the purpose of determining its nature - limitations - and conformity to a set of standards.

37. A story containing unreal - imaginary features.

38. (n.) An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or research. (adj.) Dealing with or tending to deal with a subject apart from a particular or specific instance.

39. A question asked for an effect - not actually requiring an answer

40. A style that has the power to evoke feelings

41. A matter discussed in the first person has this

42. A comparison that points out similarities between two dissimilar things; a passage that points out several similarities between two unlike things is called an extended analogy.

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

44. Inflated - pretentious language.

45. A word to which a pronoun refers.

46. A mild - indirect - or vague term substituting for a harsh - blunt - or offensive term

47. An appeal based on the character/reputation/ credibility of the speaker.

48. Characterized by clever or sly humor - often saucy - playful - and somewhat irreverent.

49. Explanatory; serving to explain; N. exposition: explaining; exhibition

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