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AP ENGLISH MIDTERM EXAM REVIEW. Literary Vocabulary to Know. English Language Redundancy Litote (lie-toe-tee) – an understatement in which an idea is expressed by denial of its opposite (“She’s not unattractive”)

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literary vocabulary to know
Literary Vocabulary to Know
  • English Language
    • Redundancy
    • Litote (lie-toe-tee) – an understatement in which an idea is expressed by denial of its opposite (“She’s not unattractive”)
    • Asyndeton – when conjunctions are deliberately omitted from a series (“I came, I saw, I conquered”)
    • Anaphora – repeating a series of words at the beginning of neighboring clauses
    • Sentence Structure
      • Periodic – a sentence that is not grammatically complete until the final clause or phrase
      • Run-on
      • Loose – a sentence in which the main idea is elaborated by the addition of modifying clauses or phrases
      • Compound-Complex
      • Epanalepsis – the repetition of the first word(s) of a clause or sentence at the end of that clause or sentence (“the king is dead, long live the king”)
      • Cumulative – essentially the same as a loose sentence
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Pronouns/Antecedent
    • Syntax
  • English Literature
    • Apostrophe
    • Metaphor
    • Allegory
    • Oxymoron
    • Antithesis – a counter proposition in direct contrast to the original proposition
    • Anachronism – an inconsistency in chronological arrangement
    • Allusion
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Style
    • Epic
    • Gothic
    • Free Verse
    • Ballad
    • Blank Verse
  • Heroic Couplet
  • Spondee
  • Dramatic Vocabulary
    • Dialogue
    • Soliloquy
    • Aside
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Tone/Mood
    • Double Entendre – ambiguity of language that lends itself to more than one meaning
    • Setting
    • Foreshadowing
    • Characterization
    • Theme
  • Free Response
    • Choice of Detail
    • Diction
    • Imagery
unfamiliar vocabulary words
Unfamiliar Vocabulary Words
  • Lugubrious
  • Naval
  • Venerable
  • Gregarious
  • Mordant
  • Saccharine
  • Sanguine
  • Vituperative
  • Sardonic
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