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AP Latin Literary Terms

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

2. To draw a reasonable conclusion from the information presented

3. A revelation

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

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

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

7. An omition

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

9. Study of the technique and rules for using language effectively - especially in public speaking

10. Repetition of vowel sounds

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

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

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

14. A figure of speech that deliberately exaggerates or overstates

15. Intellectually amusing language that surprises and delights

16. Arguement attacking a man - a false arguement

17. Misinterpretation of a phrase

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

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

20. A recurring theme

21. Use of slang or informalities in speech or writing

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

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

24. Direct/indirect reference to something commonly known

25. Strict - literal - dictionary definition of a word

26. Word choice

27. A metaphor developed at great length - occuring frequently or throughout

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

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

30. Exposition - argumentation - description - narration

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

44. The prevailing atmosphere or emotional aura of a work

45. Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse

46. Perspective from which the story is told

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

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

49. Branch of linguistics - choice of words

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