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Advanced Placement Literary Terms

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Set One: Literary Elements

  1. Style
  2. Point of View
  3. Connotation
  4. Diction
  5. Tone
  6. Mood
  7. Climax
  8. Denoument
  9. Syntax
  10. Setting
  11. Theme
  12. Atmosphere
  13. Protagonist/Antagonist
  14. Flat/Round/Stock/Dynamic/Static Character
  15. Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Denoument
  16. Imagery
  17. Prologue/Epilogue
  18. Hero/Anti-Hero
  19. Conflict (cover conflict types)
  20. Frame
  21. Adage
  22. Aphorism
  23. Unreliable Narrator
  24. Foreshadowing
  25. Flashback
  26. Anecdote
  27. Persona
  28. Genre

Set Two: Crime and Punishment Terms

  1. Utilitarianism
  2. Nihilism
  3. Rationalism
  4. The Great Man theory
  5. Nietzschean Ubermensch
  6. Hegelian Dialectic
  7. Dichotomy

Set Three: Tropes

  1. Motif
  2. Catharsis
  3. Verisimilitude
  4. Situational Irony
  5. Dramatic Irony
  6. Verbal Irony
  7. Colloquialism
  8. Symbolism
  9. Vernacular
  10. Dialect
  11. Metaphor
  12. Simile
  13. Litotes
  14. Archetype
  15. Foil

Set Four: Dubliners

  1. Nationalism
  2. Sect
  3. Novella
  4. Epiphany
  5. Naturalism
  6. Character Sketch
  7. Home Rule

Set Five: Tropes

  1. Allegory
  2. Conceit
  3. Hyperbole
  4. Paradox
  5. Oxymoron
  6. Allusion
  7. Metonymy
  8. Synecdoche
  9. Malapropism
  10. Meiosis
  11. Pun
  12. Sarcasm

Set Six: Mrs Dalloway

  1. Stream of Consciousness
  2. Free Indirect Discource
  3. Lyrical Prose
  4. Moments of Being
  5. Continuous Present
  6. Solipsism
  7. Imagism

Set Seven: Hamlet

  1. Ambiguity
  2. Innuendo
  3. Agency
  4. Hubris
  5. Tragedy
  6. Tragic Flaw
  7. Anadiplosis

  8. Aside
  9. Soliloquy
  10. Monologue

Set Eight: Poetry Terms

Miscellaneous

  1. Speaker
  2. Apostrophe
  3. In Medias Res
  4. Volta (in Sonnets)

Sound Devices

  1. Cacophony
  2. Alliteration
  3. Consonance
  4. Assonance
  5. Anaphora
  6. End-Stopped Line
  7. Enjambment
  8. Caesura

Rhyme

  1. Rhyme Scheme
  2. True Rhyme
  3. Slant Rhyme
  4. Masculine Rhyme
  5. Feminine Rhyme
  6. Internal Rhyme
  7. Refrain

Meter

  1. Rhythm
  2. Meter
  3. Pentameter
  4. Ballad Meter
  5. Iamb
  6. Trochee
  7. Anapest
  8. Dactyl
  9. Spondee
  10. Pyrrhic Foot
  11. Scansion

Stanza Size

  1. Stanza
  2. Tercet
  3. Quatrain
  4. Sestet
  5. Octave
  6. Couplet

Poetic Forms

  1. Elegy
  2. Ballad
  3. Lyric Poetry
  4. Ode
  5. Sonnet
  6. Shakespearean Sonnet
  7. Italian Sonnet
  8. Villanelle
  9. Terza Rima
  10. Blank Verse
  11. Free Verse

Set Nine: Huck Finn

  1. Paradigm
  2. Picaresque
  3. Episodic
  4. Epistolary
  5. Satire
  6. Socratic Irony
  7. Realism

Set Ten: Schemes

  1. Parallel Structure
  2. Ellipsis
  3. Antithesis
  4. Chiasmus
  5. Antimetabole
  6. Polysyndeton
  7. Asyndeton
  8. Aposiopesis
  9. Kenning
  10. Isocolon
  11. Tautology
  12. Epanalepsis
  13. Periodic Sentence
  14. Cumulative Sentence
  15. Loose Sentence
  16. Anaphora
  17. Juxtapose

Set Eleven: Heart of Darkness

  1. Colonialism
  2. Imperialism
  3. Metaphysical
  4. Psychological Realism
  5. Victorianism
  6. Post-Colonial Criticism
  7. Pidgin

Set Twelve: Genres, Movements, and Modes

  1. Parable
  2. Fable
  3. Farce
  4. Sentimentalism
  5. Pastoral
  6. Melodrama
  7. Naturalism
  8. Tragedy
  9. Parody
  10. Roman a Clef
  11. Novel of Manners
  12. Bildungsroman
  13. Classicism and Neo-Classicism
  14. Gothic
  15. Vignette
  16. Romanticism
  17. Transcendentalism
  18. Modernism
  19. Post-Modernism
  20. Existentialism
  21. Nihilism

Set Thirteen: 1984

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Advanced Placement “Ten-Dollar” Words 🙂

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Set One

  1.     Astute
  2.     Nonchalant
  3.     Prodigious
  4.     Nullify
  5.     Zealot
  6.     Ostensible
  7.     Requisite
  8.     Convergence
  9.     Anomaly
  10.     Endemic

Set Two

  1.     Relegate
  2.     Cursory
  3.     Callous
  4.     Temerity
  5.     Undulate
  6.     Supercilious
  7.     Infamy
  8.     Esoteric
  9.     Clemency
  10.     Amicable

Set Three

  1.     Anachronism
  2.     Prodigal
  3.     Vindicate
  4.     Dubious
  5.     Prescient
  6.     Gesticulate
  7.     Vestige
  8.     Rescind
  9.     Circumlocution
  10.     Vapid

Set Four

  1.     Admonish
  2.     Placid
  3.     Cumbersome
  4.     Tedious
  5.     Brevity
  6.     Nostalgia
  7.     Erudite
  8.     Accolade
  9.     Bellicose
  10.     Duplicity

Set Five

  1.     Antipathy
  2.     Extol
  3.     Desultory
  4.     Obstreperous
  5.     Flagrant
  6.     Accouterments
  7.     Remuneration
  8.     Parsimonious
  9.     Paradigm
  10.     Repartee

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