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Glossary of Vocab Words for AP English

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Sardonic
Sarcastic
Pedantic
Scholastic, sticking to the books
Maudlin
Sentimental
Lugubrious
Overly gloomy
Vituperative
Scathing
Jingoistic
Overly nationalistic/patriotic
iamb
da DA, da DA
(toDAY, beCAUSE)
trochee
DA da, DA da
(HAPpy, LIGHTly)
anapest
da da DA, da da DA
(twas the NIGHT before CHRISTmas and ALL through the HOUSE)
dactyl
DA da da, DA da da
(MASculine, CHALlenges, INterstate, MICrophone)
spondee
DA DA, DA DA
(downtown, slipshod)
anaphora
repitition of the same word or words at the beginning of successive phrases/clauses/sentences.

To think on death is misery,/ To think on life it is a vanity,/ To think on the world verily it is,/ To think that here man hath no perfect bliss.

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