AP Lit & Comp - Vocab part 2

  1. blank verse
    unrhymed lines in iambic pentameter (resembles common speech)
  2. caesura
    pause in a line of verse, indicated by natural speech patterns rather than due to specific metrical patterns
  3. caricature
    deptiction in which a character's characteristics or features are so deliberately exaggerated as to render them absurd
  4. chiasmus
    figure of speech by which the order of the terms in the first two parallel clauses is reversed in the second
  5. colloquial
    ordinary language, the vernacular
  6. conceit
    comparison of two unlikely things that is drawn out within a piece of literature, in particular an extended metaphor within a poem
  7. connotation
    what is suggested by a word, apart from what it explicitly describes, often referred to as the implied meaning of a word
  8. consonance
    the repetition of a sequence of two or more consonants, but with a change in the intervening vowels

    ex. pitter-patter, pish-posh, clinging and clanging
  9. couplet
    two rhyming lines of iambic pentameter that together present a single idea or connection
  10. dactylic
    a metrical foot in poetry that consists of two stressed syllables followed by one unstressed syllable
  11. denotation
    dictionary definition
  12. dialect
    language and speech idiosyncrasies of a specific area, region, or group of people

    ex. minnesotans say you betcha
  13. diction
    specific word choice an author uses to persuade or convey tone, purpose, or effect
  14. dramatic monologue
    a monologue set in a specific situation and spoken to an imaginary audience - "soliloquy"
  15. elegy
    poetic lament upon the death of a particular person, usually ending in consolation
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AP Lit & Comp - Vocab part 2
vocab part 2