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Symbol An object, person, or place that has meaning within itself but stands for something else in the context of the story/poem. Imagery When an image is evoked through the use of really descriptive language Figurative Language Includes (but is not limited to) simile, metaphor, hyperbole, repetition, alliteration,etc. Tone The attitude an author takes on…

Crime Poetry — Violence

‘Peter Grimes’ Victims suffer blows and bruises which eventually end in their brutal death. ‘Porphyria’s Lover’ The criminal explains calmly that ‘he found a thing to do’, and swiftly murders victim. ‘My Last Duchess’ The criminal cannot stand the victim’s perceived promiscuity, so commissions their death. ‘The Laboratory’ The violence is vividly imagined in this…

AP Literary Terms (Expanded)

abstract An abbreviated synopsis of a longer work of scholarship or research adage A saying or proverb containing a truth based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language allegory A story in which the narrative or characters carry an underlying symbolic, metaphorical, or possibly an ethical meaning alliteration The repetition of one or more…

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Fog and Fire&Ice poem

In the fog poem what is the fog being compared to? Little cat feet In the fire and ice poem , What is the mood ? Mean . In the fire and ice What is fire and the ice being compared to? Fire is being compared to desire , Ice is being compared to hate…

Harlem Renaissance Unit Test Poetry Themes

“Dream Variation” Aspirations “Elevator Boy” Lack of economic opportunities “For a Lady I Know” Racism reflected in religion “Golgotha is a Mountain” Racial / religious persecution “Harlem Wine” Life neglected due to racism “Hatred” Rejection of/ by race, religion, or rejected lover “I, Too” Pride in self “Incident” Traumatic experience “Long Gone” Freedom/ lack of…

Oedipus the King/Tragedy/Amadeus

Tragedy Literal Meaning Tragedy literally means “Goat Song” Dithyrambic Poetry Tragedy had its beginnings in an improvisational type of poetry called dithyrambic poetry Who was dithyrambic poetry sung by? Dithyrambic poetry was sung by a group of dancers The chorus dressed up as satyrs and performed during festivals celebrating the god of Dionysus What was…

AP Lit Key Terms: Conceit-Flashback

Conceit A comparison of two unlikely things that is drawn out within a piece of literature, in particular an extended metaphor within a poem. Conceits might be the idea of tracing a love affair as a flower growing, budding, coming to fruition, and dying, for example. Hair might be spun gold; teeth like stars or…

Postmodernism (1945-1970)

What era precedes postmodernism Modernism (~1910-1945) and The Harlem Renaissance (1917-1935) What era comes after postmodernism Both the Contemporary Era and Multiculturalism (both 1970-present) What was the Beat Generation Group of authors whose literature explored and influenced American culture in the post-WWII era. Bulk of work was published and popularized throughout the 1950s -includes Allen…

BOLD 207 ODEN MIDTERM

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. Synthetic Parallelism A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression. Synonymous Parallelism A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, envy makes the bones rot. Antithetical Parallelism Robert Lowth…

Love and Relationships poetry quotes

When we two parted Pale grew thy cheek and cold, colder thy kiss Walking Away Like a satellite, wrenched from its orbit Walking away Love is proved in the letting go Loves Philosophy The moonbeams kiss the sea- What are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me? Eden rock She “looks my way/…

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