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AP English Language And Composition Basics

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1. An idea that is implied or suggested

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

3. A method of reasoning in which a number of specific facts or examples are used to make a generalization.

4. A locution that addresses a person or personified thing not present.

5. The repetition of two or more vowel sounds in a group of words in prose or poetry.

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

7. In literature - the use of an artificial device or gimmick to solve a problem.

8. A poem or prose selection that laments or meditates on the passing or death of someone or something of value.

9. A French term for the world of books - criticism - and literature in general.

10. A story containing unreal - imaginary features.

11. An observer uses this

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

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

14. A factual piece of writing that reveals weaknesses - faults - frailties - or other shortcomings.

15. Prove to be false or incorrect

16. Representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature

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

18. 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.

19. A sentence that states the topic of its paragraph

20. A sentence containing a deliberate omission of words.

21. I - me - my - mine

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

23. A short tale - often with nonhuman characters - from which a useful lesson or moral may be drawn.

24. A detailed analysis or interpretation of a work of prose or poetry.

25. The background and events that lead to the presentation of the main idea or purpose of an essay or other work; setting forth the meaning or purpose of a piece of writing or discourse.

26. The interpretation or analysis of a text.

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

28. Form of literature in which irony - sarcasm - and ridicule are employed to attack human vice and folly

29. To prove a point or to persuade

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

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

32. A figure of speech comparing to unlike things without using like or as

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

34. A grotesque or exaggerated likeness of striking qualities in persons and things.

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

36. A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion - make a point - or evoke humor

37. That portion of discourse that wanders or departs from the main subject or topic.

38. Deriving from the orderly qualities of ancient Greek and Roman culture; implies formality - objectivity - simplicity - and restraint.

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

40. The dictionary definition of a word.

41. Three periods (...)indicating the omission of words in a thought or quotation.

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. A comparison using like or as

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

45. Are used as nouns or modifiers - are incomplete sentences and cannot stand alone grammatically; they are sometimes called subordinate clauses; those that function as adjectives - nouns - or adverbs are known - respectively - as adjective - noun - and

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

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

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

49. Grating - inharmonious sounds.

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