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AP Literature Shmoop Vocabulary

sequester
isolate or hide away

scanty
small or insufficient in quantity or amount

elegy
a sad poem, usually written to praise and express sorrow for someone who is dead.

sylvan
consisting of or associating with the woods

anaphora
when the same phrase is used at the beginning of a series of sentences

metonoymy
figure of speech that replaces the name of a thing with the name of something else with which it is closely associated

ode
a kind of poem, usually praising something

codicil
a supplement to a will. If your will is already written and you want to alter it, you add a codicil.

swain
young lover or suitor

beadsman
a person who is paid to pray for the soul of another

ditty
a short simple song

pious
devoutly religious

chanticleer
a name given to a rooster, especially in fairy tales

subjunctive
a verb mood that expresses a possibility.

deductive
thinking that is based on logic and facts.

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