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AP Latin Literary Terms

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

2. Repetition of the same beginning words of each clause

3. The major category into which a literary work fits

4. Type of argumentation having an additional aim of urging some form of action

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

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

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

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

9. Intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights

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

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

12. Perspective from which the story is told

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

14. Comparison between two opposite things

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

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

17. Follows a linking verb and describes the subject

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

19. To draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented

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

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

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

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

24. A revelation

25. Statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense but contains some degree of truth or validity

26. Misinterpretation of a phrase

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

28. An omition

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

30. Figure of speech in which natural sounds are imitated in the sounds of words

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

32. Word choice

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

34. Story within a story

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

36. Taking out the conjunctions of a statement

37. Central idea or message of the work

38. Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

46. Figure of speech in which the name of one object is substituted for that of another closely associated with it

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

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

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

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