AP English Language And Composition Literary Terms Quiz

49 Questions | Total Attempts: 177

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  • 1. 
    Author's word choice/word use
  • 2. 
    Dictionary definition of a word
  • 3. 
    Emotional/moral implications of a word [i.e. positive and negative]
  • 4. 
    Form and structure of sentences
  • 5. 
    A sentence with one independent clause
  • 6. 
    A sentence with two independent clauses joined by a conjunction
  • 7. 
    A sentence with one independent clause and at least one subordinate clause
  • 8. 
    A sentence with two (or more) independent clauses and at least one subordinate clause
  • 9. 
    A sentence that delays the main idea with additional details
  • 10. 
    Sensory words/descriptions
  • 11. 
    Sight imagery
  • 12. 
    Sound imagery
  • 13. 
    Touch imagery
  • 14. 
    Taste imagery
  • 15. 
    Smell/scent imagery
  • 16. 
    A reference to an outside work (typically of literature) [i.e. doubting Thomas]
  • 17. 
    Artful, deliberate variation from normal/standard sentence structure
  • 18. 
    Artful variation from standard expression of ideas/words
  • 19. 
    Content balance in a parallel structure, offers striking contrast
  • 20. 
    Occurs when the writer points out the difference(s) between juxtaposed ideas
  • 21. 
    Words repeated in different grammatical forms [i.e. "When the going gets tough, the tough get going."]
  • 22. 
    Scheme allowing for an interruption (in a sentence) using dashes or parentheses
  • 23. 
    Interruption, in a sentence, set off by commas
  • 24. 
    Omission of words, typically in a quote
  • 25. 
    An omission of a conjunction between related clauses
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