AP Lit Terms III

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Part III of literary terms useful in AP Literature

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A pair of rhyming lines in a poem
  • 2. 
    The dictionary definition of a word.
  • 3. 
    The resolution that occurs at the end of a play or work of fiction
  • 4. 
    The action in a play or story that occurs after the climax and that leads to the conclusion and often to the resolution of the conflict
  • 5. 
    A story containing unreal, imaginary features
  • 6. 
    A term used to describe literary forms, such as novel, play, and essay
  • 7. 
    A novel in which supernatural horrors and an atmosphere of unknown terrors pervades the action (i.e. Frankenstein)
  • 8. 
    The general form, pattern, and manner of expression of a work of literature
  • 9. 
    The emotional tone in a work of literature
  • 10. 
    A narrator with unlimited awareness, understanding, and insight of characters, setting, background, and all other elements of a story.
  • 11. 
    The use of words whose sounds suggest their meaning
  • 12. 
    The main character in a work of literature
  • 13. 
    A humorous play on words, using similar-sounding or identical words to suggest different meanings
  • 14. 
    The depiction of people, things, and evnets as they eally are without idealization or exaggeration for effect
  • 15. 
    Another name for poetry; also a group of lines in a song or poem; also a single line of poetry
  • 16. 
    The real or assumed personality used by a writer or speaker.
  • 17. 
    The quickness of intellect and the power and talent for saying brilliant things that surprise and delight by their unexpectedness
  • 18. 
    The total environment for the action in a novel or play. It includes time, place, historical milieu, and social, political, and even spiritual circumstances
  • 19. 
    A figurative comparison using the words "like" or "as"
  • 20. 
    The language of a work and its style; words, often highly emotional, used to convince or sway an audience
  • 21. 
    The repetition of similar sounds at regular intervals, used mostly in poetry
  • 22. 
    A term consisting of contradictory elements justaposed to create a paradoxical effect (i.e. jumbo shrimp)
  • 23. 
    A story consisting of events from which a moral or spiritual truth may be derived
  • 24. 
    A statement that seems self-contradictory but is nevertheless true
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