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Honors/AP Terminology Handbook

Genres Term allegory anecdote autobiography ballad bildungsroman biography comedy drama dystopian elegy epic essay fiction lyric melodrama mythology narrative nonfiction oratory (speech) poetry prose short story sonnet tragedy Define Identify Analyze/evaluate Use

Term climax context couplet denouement dialogue exposition flashback conflict internal external motif point of view first person second person third person plot resolution rise in action setting stanza quatrain parenthesis Structure of Work Define Identify Analyze/evaluate Use .

Term antagonist character motivation character traits dynamic fatal flaw flat (undeveloped) foil hubris protagonist round (developed) static stock Character Analysis Define Identify Analyze/evaluate Use .

Words/Sounds Term alliteration assonance cacophony colloquial connotation consonance denotation diction epithet eponym euphony formal onomatopoeia Define Identify Analyze/evaluate Use .

Term allusion analogy apostrophe archetype dialect foreshadowing hyperbole irony meme monologue mood oxymoron paradox repetition satire scheme soliloquy theme tone trope understatement Literary Devices Define Identify Analyze/evaluate Use .

Term conceit extended metaphor figurative hyperbole imagery metaphor metonymy personification pun simile symbol Figurative Language (Literary Devices) Define Identify Analyze/evaluate Use .

Term ad hominem antithesis appeals bandwagon fallacy begging the question cum hoc fallacy enthymeme ethos hasty generalization fallacy logos pathos post hoc fallacy premise red herring rhetorical question slippery slope fallacy straw man fallacy thesis Argument/Persuasion Define Identify Analyze/evaluate Use .

Style Term alliteration assonance audience audience context couplet iambic pentameter meter onomatopoeia parallelism persona rhyme scheme stanza syntax tone voice Define Identify Analyze/evaluate Use .