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AP Lang & Comp Terms
Batch #5
(Review Game Version)
#1
Identify the literary term/device:
The perspective that a narrative takes
toward the events it describes.
Answer #1
Point of view
#2
Identify the literary device being used:
The chairs of the English departments at
Harvard, Cambridge, and Oxford all agree
that Shakespeare was almost certainly the
author of the plays that bear his name.
Answer #2
Expert opinion
The citation of accredited authorities in
support of an argument
#3
Identify the literary term/device:
The misplacement of a person, occurrence,
custom, or idea in time; also sometimes
refers to an individual or thing that is
incorrectly placed in time.
Answer #3
Anachronism
#4
Identify the literary term/device:
The moment of greatest intensity in a text, or
the major turning point in the plot.
Answer #4
climax
#5
Identify the literary term/device:
A cleansing or purification of one’s emotions
through art.
Answer #5
catharsis
#6
Identify the literary term/device:
Ideas, facts, or allegations spread to
persuade others to support one’s cause or
to go against the opposing cause.
Answer #6
propaganda
#7
Identify the literary device being used:
“I came to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”
(Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, 3.2.71)
Answer #7
Antithesis
The contrasting of ideas by the use of
parallel structure in phrases or clauses
#8
Identify the literary term/device:
A humorous and often satirical imitation of
the style or particular work of another
author.
Answer #8
parody
#9
Identify the literary device being used:
The crown carries many responsibilities.
Answer #9
Metonymy
A figure of speech in which something is
referred to by one of its attributes.
#10
Identify the literary term/device:
In writing, a practice or principle (such as a
rule of spelling, grammar, or usage), that is
accepted as true or correct.
Answer #10
Convention
#11
Identify the literary term/device:
A narrative in which literal meaning
corresponds directly with symbolic
meaning.
Answer #11
Allegory
#12
Identify the literary term/device:
A word or idea that can be understood in
multiple ways; frequently refers to the
condition of being obscure or difficult to
understand.
Answer #12
Ambiguity
#13
Identify the literary device being used:
“Barber, baby, bubbles, and a bumblebee”
(Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss’s ABC: An Amazing
Book)
Answer #13
Alliteration
The repetition of similar sounds, usually
consonants, at the beginning of words.
#14
Identify the literary term/device:
In an argument, a person cited because his
or her opinion carries special weight or
credibility.
Answer #14
Authority
#15
Identify the literary term/device:
Any composition not written in verse
Answer #15
Prose
#16
Identify the literary term/device:
A yearning for the past or for some condition
or state of existence that cannot be
recovered.
Answer #16
Nostalgia
#17
Identify the literary device being used:
It’s nothing. I’m just bleeding to death is all.
Answer #17
Litotes
Deliberate understatement, in which an idea
or opinion is often affirmed by negating its
opposite.
#18
Identify the literary device being used:
I’ve told you this a million times already.
Answer #18
Hyperbole
Excessive overstatement or conscious
exaggeration of fact.
#19
Identify the literary term/device:
A style in which the narrator reports neutrally
on the outward behavior of the characters
but offers no interpretation of their actions
or their inner states.
Answer #19
Third person objective point of view
(objective narration)
#20
Identify the literary term/device:
A work that exposes to ridicule the
shortcomings of individuals, institutions, or
society, often to make a political point.
Answer #20
satire
#21
Identify the literary term/device:
Specific word choice used in a piece of
writing, often chosen for effect but also for
correctness and clarity.
Answer #21
diction
#22
Examples of this literary device:
Same difference
Jumbo shrimp
Soft rock
Answer #22
Oxymoron
The association of two contradictory terms
#23
Identify the literary term/device:
The location of a narrative in time and
space; helps to create mood or
atmosphere.
Answer #23
Setting
#24
Identify the literary term/device:
An extraordinary use of language to achieve
a certain effect on an audience. Some
examples are chiasmus, parallelism,
rhetorical question, and synecdoche.
Answer #24
Rhetorical device
#25
Identify the literary term/device:
In the context of writing and literature, this
term refers to the reading public or to a
specific group of intended readers.
Answer #25
Audience
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