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AP Latin Literary Terms

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1. Intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights

2. Word choice

3. Misinterpretation of a phrase

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

5. The major category into which a literary work fits

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

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

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

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

10. Inversion in the second of two parallel phrases

11. The prevailing atmosphere or emotional aura of a work

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

13. A revelation

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

15. Branch of linguistics - choice of words

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

17. Follows a linking verb and describes the subject

18. A recurring theme

19. A device used to produce figurative language

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

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

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

23. To draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

33. Emotional mood created by the entirety of a literary work

34. Story within a story

35. An omition

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

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

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

39. Deals with verbal units and a speaker's attitude

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

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

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

43. Taking out the conjunctions of a statement

44. Exposition - argumentation - description - narration

45. Type of sentence in which the main idea comes first - followed by dependent grammatical units

46. A figure of speech that deliberately exaggerates or overstates

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

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

49. Perspective from which the story is told

50. 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