Essay on AP English Vocab 1 20

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Abstract
Ex: justice, poverty and speed 1a

thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances: an abstract idea.
1b

Active Voice
Ex: ate, roam, and ran
2a

the subject performs the action expressed in the verb
2b

Ad hominem
Ex: How can you argue your case for vegetarianism when you are enjoying your steak? 3a

Instead of attacking an assertion, the argument attacks the person who made the assertion
3b

Adage
Ex: It is always darkest before the dawn
4a

A saying or proverb embodying a piece of common wisdom based on experience and often couched in metaphorical language. 4b

Aesthetic
Ex:
5a

Relating to beauty or to a branch of philosophy concerned with art, beauty, and taste.
5b

Allegory
Ex: Pilgrim's Progress is an example of spiritual allegory
6a

a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one
6b

Alliteration
Ex: Dunkin' Donuts,
Krispy Kreme
7a

the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
7b

Allusion
Ex: Don't act like a Romeo in front of her
-Referring to the Shakespeare play "Romeo and Juliet"
8a

a reference to a wellknown person, place, or thing.
8b

Ambiguity
Ex:A good life depends on a liver. - Liver may be an organ or simply a living person.
9a

a statement which can contain two or more meanings 9b

Anachronism
Ex: The sword is an anachronism in modern warfare.
10a

something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time, esp. a thing or person that belongs to an earlier time.
10b

Anadiplosis
Ex: "When I give I give myself" 11a

A rhetorical term for the repetition of the last word of one line or clause to begin the next.
11b

Anagnorisis
Ex:
12a

A moment of recognition or discovery; primarily used in reference to
Greek tragedy.
12b

Analogy
Ex: Life is like a race. The one who keeps running wins the race and the one who stops to catch a breath loses.
13a

A comparison of two different things that are alike in some way
13b

Analysis/ analytic/ analytical Ex:
14a

separating something into the components or elements of which it is made; also…