AP English Midterm

  1. Dichotomy
    a division or contrast between two things that are or are represented as being opposed or entirely different
  2. Adonis
    a beautiful youth, very handsome young man
  3. Hermetic
    • complete airtight
    • not affected by outward influence or power
    • isolated
  4. demure
    fem. reserved modest and shy
  5. Herculean
    requiring great strength or effort
  6. Iridescent
    displaying a play of lustrous colors like those of the rainbow.
  7. Debonair
    masc. courteous, gracious, and having a sophisticated charm: a debonair gentleman.
  8. Bane
    a person or thing that ruins or spoils: Gambling was the bane of his existence
  9. Palladium
    • something believed to ensure protection
    • constitution, bill of rights
  10. saturnine
    sluggish in temperament; gloomy; taciturn.
  11. lothario
    a man who obsessively seduces and deceives women.
  12. primeval
    of or pertaining to the first age or ages, especially of the world: primeval forms of life.
  13. flippant
    frivolously disrespectful, shallow, or lacking in seriousness; characterized by levity: The audience was shocked by his flippant remarks about patriotism.
  14. svelte
    fem. slender, especially gracefully slender in figure;
  15. tawdry
    gaudy; showy and cheap.
  16. maverick
    unorthodox, unconventional, nonconformist:
  17. convivial
    friendly; agreeable: a convivial atmosphere.
  18. pallor
    unusual or extreme paleness, as from fear, ill health, or death; wanness.
  19. nemesis
    something that a person cannot conquer, achieve, etc.: The performance test proved to be my nemesis.
  20. dolorous
    full of, expressing, or causing pain or sorrow; grievous; mournful: a dolorous melody; dolorous news.
  21. antediluvian
    very old, old-fashioned, or out of date; antiquated; primitive: antediluvian ideas.
  22. bellicose
    inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious.
  23. Moot
    open to discussion or debate; debatable; doubtful: a moot point.
  24. glabrous
    having no hair
  25. allusion
    a direct or indirect reference to something which is presumably commonly known, such as an event, book, myth, place, or work of art
  26. alliteration
    the repitition of sounds ,especially initial consonaant sounds in two or more neighboring words (as in "she sells sea shells")
  27. diction
    refers to the writer's word choices especially with regard to their correctness, clearness of effectiveness
  28. irony
    the contrast between what is stated explicitly and what is really meant
  29. satire
    a work that targets human vices and follies or social institutions and conventions for reform or ridicule
  30. style
    an evaluation of the sum of choices an author makes in blending dicion syntax, figurative language, and other literary devices
  31. allegory
    the device of using character and/or story elements symbolically to represent an abstraction in addition to the literal meaning
  32. rhetoric
    describes the principles governing the art of writing effectively, eloquently, and persuasively
  33. connotation
    The nonliteral, associative meaning of a word, the implied suggested meaning
  34. jargon
    • 1. the language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group; medical jargon.
    • 2. unintelligible or meaningless talk or writing; gibberish.
  35. narrative techniques
    the styloe of telling the "story" even if the passage is non fiction.
  36. literal
    tending to construe words in the strict sense or in an unimaginative way; matter-of-fact; prosaic.
  37. paradox
    A statement that appears to be self-contradictory or opposed to common sense but upon closer inspection contains some degree of truth a validity
  38. parody
    a work that closely imitates the style or content of another with the specific aim of comic effect and/or ridicule
  39. periodic sentence
    • a sentence that presents its central meaning in a main clause at the end
    • Ecstatic with my AP scores, i let out a loud shout of joy!
  40. apostrophe
    A figure of speech that directly addresses an abscent or imaginary person or personified abstraction such as liberty or love
  41. hyperbole
    A figure of speech using deliberate exaggeration or overstement
  42. Metonomy
    • substitution of one word for another which it suggests
    • count heads / count people
  43. aphorism
    a terse statement of known authorship which expresses a general truth or a mroal principle
  44. analogy
    comparison of an unfamiliar idea to a simple familiar one
  45. anecdote
    a short story told to illistrate a point
  46. antithesis
    • balancing or contrashing one word or idea against another usually in the same sentense
    • "Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate"
  47. negative definition
    describing something by telling what it is not rather than, or in addition to, what it
  48. parallel structuring
    • the repeating of phrases or sentences that are similar (parallel) in meaning and structure
    • "...pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship....."
  49. rhetorical question
    a question posed for emphasis of a point, not for the purpose of getting an answer
  50. Horation satire
    • characterized by a cheerful tone, urbane, tongue-in-cheek tone .
    • Aims to correct by employing broadly sympathetic laughter
  51. Juenalian staire
    exhibits a cutting, biting, bitter, and angry tone. It points with contempt and indignation to the corruption of human beings and institutions
  52. Research paper steps 1-7
    • Step 1: Assessing the writing trough rubric scoring
    • Step 2: MLA Guidelines for Documentation
    • Step 3: Select and Narrow a topic
    • Step 4: Examine Library and Electronic Resources
    • Step 5: Prepare a Working List of Possible Sources
    • Step 6: Develop a Preliminary Thesis Statement
    • Step 7: Read, Study, and Take notes
  53. Research paper steps 8-14
    • Step 8: Formulate the thesis statement
    • Step 9: Develop a Outline
    • Step 10: Write the first draft
    • Step 11: Revise the first draft
    • Step 12: Proofread and Edit Draft
    • Step 13: Proofread for Correct Documentation
    • Step 14: Submit a Final Paper
  54. Typical work-cited entry for a book includes the following with punctuation included
    • 1. Author's Last name, First name.
    • 2. Title of Book.
    • 3. City of publication:
    • 4. Publisher's name,
    • 5. Year of publication.
    • 6. Medium of publication consulted
  55. Native american
    • relationship with the earth
    • purpose was not literary it was religious
  56. Revolutionary (The age of Reason)
    • rmphasis on self examination and self improvement
    • Benjamin Franklin, Patrick Henry, Thomas Paine
  57. Colonial
    • Serious minded journals, personal narratives
    • Human beings exist for the glory of god
  58. Romantics
    Equal at birth, inherently good, valued as individuals, all people were encouraged toward self development
  59. Scoring Domains
    Content, style, Structure, presentation
  60. Numeric values
    • 4- consistent control
    • 3- reasonable control
    • 2- inconsistent control
    • 1- little or no control
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AP English Midterm
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