AP Lit Terms II

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Continues from Terms I


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  • 1. 
    A vagueness of meaning;having multiple meanings and interpretation
  • 2. 
    Poetry written in iambic pentameter, the primary meter used in the works of Shakespeare. The lines generally do not rhyme.
  • 3. 
    The high point, or turning point, of a story or play
  • 4. 
    The interpretation or analysis of a text or verse.
  • 5. 
    Providing hints of things to come in a story or play
  • 6. 
    A literary form in which events are exaggerated in order to create an extreme emotional response
  • 7. 
    An imaginary story that has become an accepted part of the cultural or religious tradition of a group or society. Used to explain natural phenomena.
  • 8. 
    A figure of speech in which objects and animals are given human characteristics
  • 9. 
    A literary style used to poke fun at, attack, or ridicule an idea, vice, or foible, often for the purpose of inducing change.
  • 10. 
    A form of literature in which the hero is destroyed by some character flaw and a set of forces that cause the gero considerable anguish
  • 11. 
    A discrepancy between the true meaning of a situation and the literal meaning of the written or spoken words. (What is meant is different than what is said or written.)
  • 12. 
    A synonym for "view" or "feeling;" also a refined and tender emotion in literature
  • 13. 
    The interrelationship between the events in a story.
  • 14. 
    A form of verse or prose that tells a story
  • 15. 
    A figure of speech that compares unlike objects
  • 16. 
    A structure that provides premise or setting for a narrative.
  • 17. 
    A series of comparisons between two unlike objects
  • 18. 
    The suggested or implied meaning of a word or phrase.
  • 19. 
    The repetition of two or more consonant sounds in a group of words or a line of poetry
  • 20. 
    A short tale often featuring nonhuman characters that act as peole whose actions enable the author to make observations or draw useful lessons about human behavior
  • 21. 
    A kind of poetry without rhymed lines, rhythm, or fixed metrical feet
  • 22. 
    The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables found in poetry
  • 23. 
    A lyric poem usually marked by serious, respectful, and exalted feelings toward the subject
  • 24. 
    The relation in which a narrator or speaker stands to the story or subject matter of a poem.
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