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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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Ap english midterm exam review

AP ENGLISHMIDTERM EXAM REVIEW


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


Ap english midterm exam review

  • 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


  • Ap english midterm exam review

    • Style

      • Epic

      • Gothic

      • Free Verse

      • Ballad

      • Blank Verse

    • Heroic Couplet

    • Spondee

    • Dramatic Vocabulary

      • Dialogue

      • Soliloquy

      • Aside


    Ap english midterm exam review

    • 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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