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AP Latin Literary Terms

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

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

3. The major category into which a literary work fits

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

5. Misinterpretation of a phrase

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

7. Intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights

8. The nonliteral - implied meaning of a word involving ideas - emotions - or attitudes

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

10. Taking out the conjunctions of a statement

11. Arguement attacking a man - a false arguement

12. Deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises

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

14. 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

15. Word choice

16. Repetition of vowel sounds

17. Word or group of words that follows a linking verb and renames or describes the subject

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

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

20. Use of slang or informalities in speech or writing

21. Referring to the grammatical or rhetorical framing of words - phrases - sentences - or paragraphs to give structural similarity

22. An omition

23. Perspective from which the story is told

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

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

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

27. Central idea or message of the work

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

29. Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

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

31. The word - phrase - or clause to which the pronoun refers

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

33. Duplication of any element of language - such as sound - word - phrase - clause - sentence - or grammatical pattern

34. A recurring theme

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

36. Exposition - argumentation - description - narration

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

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

39. Direct/indirect reference to something commonly known

40. A revelation

41. Follows a linking verb and describes the subject

42. Good speech - especially that is less offensive or more agreeable

43. Drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

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

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

46. Comparison between two opposite things

47. Work that imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule

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

49. Misplaced information - out of time or place

50. A noun or pronoun that follows a linking verb and renames or identifies the subject