AP Literature Vocabulary

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Reading Vocabulary:physiognomy, capacious, hastened, satiate, enticements, laborious, prognosticate, annihilation, diligence, incredulous, reprobate, panegyric, exculpate, obdurate, predilection, apathy, phraseology, virtuous, perambulate, salubrious, fortnight, paroxysm, enigmatic, inestimable

Key Terminology: allegory, alliteration, allusion, anaphora, anecdote, antagonist, antithesis, apostrophe, archetype, assonance, asyndeton, attitude, ballad, ballad stanza, blank verse, caesura, caricature, chiasmus, colloquial, complication, conceit, connotation, consonance, couplet, climax (turning point), dactylic, denotation, dialect, diction, dramatic monologue (soliloquy), elegy, enjambment, epic, exposition, extended metaphor (conceit), falling action (denouement), farce, foreshadowing, formal diction, flashback, free verse, genre, hyperbole, iambic, imagery, informal diction, in media res, irony, jargon, juxtaposition, limited point of view, litote, loose sentence, lyric, message, metaphor, meter, metonymy, mood, narrative structure, narrator/persona/speaker, occasional poem, epithalamium, ode, omniscient point of view, overstatement, oxymoron, parable, paradox, parody, parallel structure, pastoral, periodic sentence, persona, personification, Petrarchan sonnet, plot, protagonist, quatrain, realism, refrain, rising action, rhyme, rhythm, sarcasm, satire, scansion, setting, Shakespearean sonnet, shaped verse, simile, soliloquy, speaker, stanza, stereotype, stock character, structure, style, symbolism, synecdoche, syntax, terza rima, theme, tone, tragedy, troche, turning point, villanelle, voice, couplet, tercet, quatrain, cinquain, sestet, heptatich, octave, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter

Grammar terms: Transitive verb, intransitive verb, irregular verb, regular verb, case, person, number, indefinite pronouns, possessive pronouns, reflexive pronouns, objective pronouns, subjective (nominative) pronouns, limiting modifier, concrete noun, gerund, participle, predicate, predicate adjective, predicate nominative, declarative (indicative) sentence, imperative sentence, exclamatory sentence, interrogative sentence, interjection, positive degree, comparative degree, superlative degree, elliptical clause


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