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AP Literature & Composition Literary Terms Master Study Guide ref: www.literarydevices.

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Accumulation
Ad Hominem
Adynaton
Allegory
Alliteration
Allusion
Ambiguity
Anachronism
Anacoluthon
Anadiplosis
Anagram
Analogy
Anapest
Anaphora
Anecdote
Antagonist
Antanaclasis
Anthropomorphism
Anti-Climax
Anti-Hero
Antimetabole
Antiphrasis
Antistrophe
Antithesis
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Aphorism
Aphorismus
Aporia
Aposiopesis
Apostrophe
Archaism
Archetype
Argument
Assonance
Asyndeton
Ballad
Bathos
Bildungsroman
Blank Verse
Cacophony
Cadence
Caricature
Catachresis
Catharsis
Characterization
Chiasmus
Circumlocution
Claim
Clich
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Cliffhanger
Climax
Colloquialism
Comparison
Conceit
Concession
Conflict
Connotation
Consonance
Couplet
Denotation
Denouement
Deus Ex Machina
Dialect
Diction
Didacticism
Discourse
Doppelganger
Double Entendre
Dysphemism
Elegy
Elision
Ellipsis
End-Stopped Line
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Enjambment
Epigraph
Epilogue
Epiphany
Epiphora
Epistrophe
Epithet
Epizeuxis
Eristic
Ethos
Euphemism
Euphony
Evidence
Exemplum
Exposition
Extended Metaphor
Fable
Fallacy
Flash Forward
Flashback
Foil
Foreshadowing
Free Verse
Haiku
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Half Rhyme
Hamartia
Homograph
Homophone
Hubris
Hyperbaton
Hyperbole
Hypophora
Hypotaxis
Iamb
Idiom
Imagery
Induction
Inference
Innuendo
Internal Rhyme
Invective
Inversion
Irony
Isocolon
Jargon
Juxtaposition
Kenning
Kinesthesia
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Line Break
Litotes
Logos
Malapropism
Meiosis
Metalepsis
Metaphor
Metonymy
Mood
Motif
Narrative
Nemesis
Non Sequitur
Onomatopoeia
Oxymoron
Palindrome
Paradox
Paralipsis
Parallelism
Paraprosdokian
Parataxis
Parody
Paronomasia
Parrhesia
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Pastiche
Pathetic Fallacy
Pathos
Pentameter
Periphrasis
Persona
Personification
Pleonasm
Plot
Poetic Justice
Point of View
Polyptoton
Polysyndeton
Portmanteau
Prologue
Prose
Prosthesis
Protagonist
Pun
Red Herring
Reductio Ad Absurdum
Refutation
Repetition
Rhetoric
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Rhetorical Question
Rhyme
Rhythm
Sarcasm
Satire
Self Fulfilling Prophecy
Sesquipedalian
Sibilance
Simile
Slang
Snark
Solecism
Soliloquy
Sonnet
Stanza
Stream of Consciousness
Style
Superlative
Syllogism
Symbolism
Syncope
Synecdoche
Synesis
Synesthesia
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Syntax
Tautology
Theme
Thesis
Tmesis
Tone
Tragedy
Tragicomedy
Tragic Flaw
Transition
Trimeter
Truism
Understatement
Utopia
Verisimilitude
Verse
Villanelle
Zeugma
Zoomorphism