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Glossary of AP English Vocab 1

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Attitude
speaker's or author's disposition toward or opinion of a subject
Tone
Manner in which the author expresses his attitude (described with adjectives)
Devices of sound
alliteration, assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia, rhyme.
Diction
word choice
Denotation
Dictionary definition
Connotation
Figuritive meaning
Figures of speech
uses words to convey something other than their literal meaning
Narrative View (Point of View)
vantage point from which a story is told (first person, third person, etc...)
Rhetoric
involves devices used in persuasive language (contrast, repetition, paradox, understatement, sarcasm, rhetorical questions)
Rhetorical strategy
plan of attack for the work; flashbacks and foreshadowing
Satire
writing that seeks to arouse a reader's disapproval
Structure
internal arrangement
Style
writer's characteristic manner of expression
Syntax
arrangement of words within a sentence
theme
message that the author wants to convey
Narrative techniques
methods involved in telling a story (dialogue, interior monologue, viewpoint, etc...)
Resources of language
linguistic techniques a writer can use

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