What to study for the SAT/ACT /AP Language/English Practice

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1Mrs. Hs Quick List of Common Rhetorical and Literary TermsMy apologies if this list is repetitive. It is meant to be comprehensive. I have spent, literally, YEARS adding to it from lists I havefound online and in books as well as from other teachers. Some are repeated because they actually are part of sub categories ofterms, so you may come across them twice. In that case, the definition may be worded differently, but it will mean the same. Theterms should be in alphabetical order. AND beginning with page 18, the list is specifically related to logic and argumentation.Active VoiceThe subject of a sentence performs the action. This is a more direct and prefers style of writing in mostcases. Anthony drove while Toni searched for the house. The opposite is Passive voicewhen the subject of thesentence receives the action. The car was driven by Anthony. Passive voice is often overused, resulting in lifeless writing.AllegoryA narrative or description having a second meaning beneath the surface one. A story, fictional or nonfiction, inwhich characters, things, and events represent qualities or concepts. The interaction of these characters, things, events ismeant to reveal an abstraction or a truth. These characters, etc. May be symbolic of the ideas referred to.AlliterationThe repetition at close intervals of initial identical consonant sounds. Or, vowel sounds in successive wordsor syllables that repeat.AllusionAn indirect reference to

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