• LITERARY VOCABULARY

    PreAP/AP LITERARY TERMS

    Terms will be introduced on the grade level under which they are listed. Terms will carry over to each grade level. Therefore, students are expected to be familiar with terms from the grade level(s) below, as well as be introduced to new terms for their particular grade level.


    PreAP English I

    PreAP English II

    AP English III

    AP English IV

    Allegory

    Alliteration

    Allusion

    Anaphora

    Anecdote

    Antagonist

    Aside

    Assonance

    Autobiography

    Ballad

    Biography

    Blank Verse

    Character

    Characterization

    Climax

    Colloquial

    Conclusion

    Concrete Poetry

    Conflict

    Connotation

    Consonance

    Couplet

    Denotation

    Denoument

    Dialogue

    Diction

    Enjambment

    Epic

    Exposition

    Falling Action

    Figurative Language

    Flashback

    Foil

    Foreshadowing

    Free Verse

    Genre

    Haiku

    Hyperbole

    Iamb

    Imagery

    Inference

    Irony –

    Verbal, Situational, Dramatic

    Lyric Poem

    Metaphor

    Meter

    Mood

    Myth

    Narrative Poem

    Ode

    Onomatopeia

    Paradox

    Parallel Structure

    Pentameter

    Personification

    Plot

    Point of View –

    Omniscient, Limited

    Protagonist

    Pun

    Quatrain

    Resolution

    Rhyme

    Rhyme Scheme

    Rhythm

    Rising Action

    Sarcasm

    Setting

    Simile

    Soliloquy

    Sonnet

    Stanza

    Suspense

    Symbolism

    Syntax

    Theme

    Tone

    Tragedy

     

     

     

     

    Ambiguity

    Analogy

    Anaphora

    Antithesis

    Apostrophe

    Catastrophe

    Conceit

    Dramatic Monologue

    Elegy

    Ethos

    Foot

    Juxtapoistion

    Logos

    Motif

    Oxymoron

    Parable

    Parody

    Pathos

    Rhetoric

    Rhetorical Question

    Satire

    Stereotype

    Style

    Syllogism

    Tragedy

    Antithesis

    Aphorism

    Epigraph

    Epithet

    Euphemism

    Figure of Speech

    Jargon

    Local Color

    Metonymy

    Pathetic Fallacy

    Rhetoric

    Rhetorical Question

    Synecdoche

    Synethesia

    Understatement

     

    Anapest

    Asyndeton

    Cacaphony/Euphony

    Caesura

    Carpe Diem

    Chiasmus

    Dactyl

    Didactic

    Farce

    Heroic Couplet

    In Medias Res

    Metonymy

    Pastoral

    Polysyndeton

    Romance

    Saga

    Spondee

    Theatre of the Absurd

    Trochee