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AP Lang & Comp Terms Batch #1 (Review Game Version)
#1 Identify the device being used: “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” (The Wizard of Oz)
#1 Answer Polysyndeton The device of repeating conjunctions in close succession.
#2 Identify the device being used: “Of the people, by the people, for the people” (Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address)
Answer #2 Epistrophe The repetition of a word or group of words at the end of successive phrases, clauses, verses, or sentences
#3 Identify the term/device: A pleasing arrangement of sounds
Answer #3 Euphony
#4 Identify the device being used: “Heard melodies are sweet.” (John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn”)
Answer #4 Synaesthesia The use of one kind of sensory experience to describe another
#5 Identify the device being used: “All the other lads there were / Were Itching to have a bash.” (Philip Larkin, “Send No Money”)
Answer #5 Colloquialism An informal or slang expression, especially in the context of formal writing
#6 Identify the term/device: The atmosphere of a work of literature; the emotion created by the work
Answer #6 Mood
#7 Identify the device being used: Saying “ethnic cleansing” instead of “genocide”
Answer #7 Euphemism The use of less offensive language to express unpleasant or vulgar ideas, events, or actions
#8 Identify the term/device: The person (sometimes a character) who tells a story; the voice assumed by the writer. Not necessarily the author (but it can be).
Answer #8 Narrator
#9 The following are examples: –Richard Wright’s Black Boy –Helen Keller’s The Story of My Life –Anne Frank’s The Diary of a Young Girl
Answer #9 Autobiography The narrative of a person’s life, written by that person.
#10 Identify the device being used: The moon smiled down at us as we sat by the river.
Answer #10 Personification The use of human characteristics to describe animals, objects, or ideas.
#11 Identify the term/device: The character an author assumes in a written work.
Answer #11 Persona
#12 Identify the term/device: An author’s individual way of using language to reflect his or her own personality and attitudes. An author communicates this through tone, diction, and sentence structure.
Answer #12 Voice
#13 Identify the term/device: The works of Homer, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Bronte and other great writers.
Answer #13 Canon An evolving group of literary works considered essential to a culture’s literary tradition.
#14 The following are examples: –Richard the Lionheart –Shoeless Joe Jackson –The Brooklyn Bomber
Answer #14 Epithet An adjective or phrase that describes a prominent or distinguishing feature of a person or thing
#15 Identify the device being used: In Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte, the nightmares Lockwood has the night he sleeps in Catherine’s bed prefigure later events in the novel.
Answer #15 Foreshadowing An author’s deliberate use of hints or suggestions to give a preview of events or themes that do not develop until later in the narrative.
#16 Identify the device being used: The ship was crewed by fifty hands.
Answer #16 Synecdoche A figure of speech in which a part of an entity is used to refer to the whole (In this case, “hands” alludes to the people—all of the people—manning the ship.)
#17 Identify the term/device: A technique of detachment that draws awareness to the discrepancy between words and their meanings, between expectation and fulfillment, or, most commonly, between what is and what seems to be.
#18 Identify the term/device: Specific facts or examples used to support a claim in a piece of writing.
Answer #18 Evidence
#19 Identify the device being used: “Before, a joy proposed; behind, a dream.” (Shakespeare, Sonnet 129)
Answer #19 Parallelism The use of similar grammatical structures or word order in two or more sentences, clauses, or phrases to suggest a comparison or contrast between them.
#20 Identify the term/device: The art of persuasion, or the art of speaking or writing well. This involves the study of how words influence audiences.
Answer #20 Rhetoric
#21 Identify the term/device: The main idea, or principal claim, that is supported in a work of nonfiction.
Answer #21 Thesis statement
#22 Identify the term/device: The author’s attitude toward the subject or characters of a story or poem, or toward the reader.
Answer #22 tone
#23 Identify the device being used: Asking the wealthy nations of the world to feed the impoverished nations is like asking people on a full lifeboat to take on more passengers.
Answer #23 Analogy A comparison based on a specific similarity between things that are otherwise unlike, or the inference that if two things are alike in some ways, they will be alike in others. Often analogies draw a comparison between something abstract and something more concrete or easier to visualize.
#24 Identify the device being used: “And all men kill the thing they love.” (Oscar Wilde, “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”)
Answer #24 Paradox A statement that seems absurd or even contradictory but that often expresses a deeper truth.
#25 Identify the device being used: My teacher is a total psychopath.
Answer #25 Hyperbole Excessive overstatement or conscious exaggeration of fact.