AP Lit Terms IV

26 Questions | Total Attempts: 20

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AP Lit Terms IV

This is the fourth part of the practice quizzes for lit terms.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An imitation of a work meant to ridicule its style and subject
  • 2. 
    A version of a text put into simpler, everyday words
  • 3. 
    Overstatement; gross exaggeration for rhetorical effect
  • 4. 
    A lyric poem or passage that describes a kind of ideal life or place
  • 5. 
    A word or phrase representing that which can be seen, touched, tasted, smelled, or felt
  • 6. 
    A Latin term for a narrataive that starts "in the middle of things" rather than at the beginning of events
  • 7. 
    A comedy that contains an extravagant and nonsensical disregard of seriousness, although it may have a serious, scornful purpose
  • 8. 
    Type of language that implies meanings (i.e. metaphors, similes, personification, and many others)
  • 9. 
    The choice of words in oral and written discourse
  • 10. 
    A circumstance in which the audience or reader knows more about a situation than a character.
  • 11. 
    A feeling of association or identification with an object or person, especially their feelings
  • 12. 
    The pattern of rhymes within a given poem
  • 13. 
    The pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables that make up a line of poetry.
  • 14. 
    A popular form of verse containing fourteen lines and a prescribed rhyme scheme
  • 15. 
    A group of two or more lines in poetry combined according to subject matter, rhyme, or some other plan (like a paragraph in prose)
  • 16. 
    The manner in which the story or poem is put together
  • 17. 
    A style of writing in which the author tries to reproduce the random flow of thoughts in the human mind
  • 18. 
    The organization of language into meaningful structure; every sentence has a particular ____, or pattern of words
  • 19. 
    The manner of writing in which an author uses and arranges words, shapes ideas, forms sentences, and creates a structure to convey ideas.
  • 20. 
    The use of one object to evoke ideas and associations not literally part of the original object.
  • 21. 
    A subordinate or minor collection of events in a novel or play, usually connected to the main storyline.
  • 22. 
    Figure of speech in which a writer deliberately makes a situation seem less important or serious than it is.
  • 23. 
    A literary composition, usually in verse, in which a speaker reveals his or her character, often in relation to a critical situation or event, in a long, singular speech addressed to the reader or to a presumed listener
  • 24. 
    Opposition between characters or forces in a work of drama or fiction, especially opposition that motivates or shapes the action of the plot.
  • 25. 
    A short account of an interesting or humorous incident.
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