Alphabetical Listing/Index to AP English

Literary Terms & Representative Authors

     N. Lund/Oxford Tutorials.

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FIRST SEMESTER: Literary Terms

(No quiz Week 1)

 

Week 2

  Abstract diction

  Action (narrative)

  Allegory

  Alliteration

  Allusion

  Ambiguity

  Analogy

Week 3

  Antagonist

  Anthropomorphism

  Aphorism

  Apostrophe

  Argumentative essay

  Assonance

  Blank Verse

Week 4

  Book Review

  Catastrophe

  Character

  Chiasm

  Climax

  Conceit (poetic)

  Concrete diction

Week 5

  Conflict

  Connotation

  Context

  Deconstruction

  Denotation

  Denouement

  Descriptive essay

Week 6

  Deus ex machina

  Dialogue

  Diction

  Digression

  Double-entendre

  Elegy

  Epic

Week 7

  Epistolary novel

  Epithet

  Essay (types)

  Expository essay

  Five-paragraph essay

  Figurative language

  Foreshadowing

Week 8 

  Frame story

  Free Verse

  Genre

  Heroic couplet

  Hyperbole

  Image as Text

  Imagery

Week 9

  Interpretation

  Irony

  Juxtaposition

  Letter to the editor

  Lyric

  Malapropism

  Maxim

Week 10

  Metaphor

  Meter

  Metonymy

  Modernism

  Mood

  Motif

Week 11

  Narrative essay

  Narrator

  Onomatapoeia

  Oxymoron

  Paradox

  Parody

  Personification

Week 12

  Persuasive essay

  Plagiarism

  Plot

  Point of View

  Postmodernism

  Prose

Week 13

  Protagonist

  Pun

  Punctuation

  Satire

  Setting

  Simile

Week 14

  Soliloquy

  Sonnet

  Stream of consciousness

  Symbolism

  Syntax

Week 15

  Theme

  Tone

  Understatement

  Viewpoint

  Voice

  

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SECOND SEMESTER: Representative Authors

Index to AP English Authors (Revised)
N. Lund/Oxford Tutorials
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Week 1 

* Adler, Mortimer (1902-2001)
  Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888)

  Auden, W.H. (1907-1973)

  Austen, Jane (1775-1817)
Week 2

* Barzun, Jacques (1907-  )
 
Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989)

  Blake, William (1757-1827)

  Boswell, James (1740-1795)
  Buckley, William F., Jr. (1925-2008)
Week 3
  Burke, Edmund (1729-  1797)
  Chaucer, Geoffrey (c. 1343-1400)

  Chesterton, G.K. (1874-1936)
  Church
ill, Winston (1874-1965)

  Clark, Kenneth (1903-1983)
Week 4
  Conrad, Joseph (1857-1924)

  Coleridge, Samuel T. (1772-1834)

* Cooke, Alistair (1932-2004)

* Darwin, Charles (1809-1882) 
  Dawkins, Richard (1941-  )
Week 5
  Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)

  Donne, John (1572-1631)

* D'Souza, Dinesh (1961-   )

  Eliot, T.S. (1888-1965)

Week 6
  Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803-1882)

  Fitzgerald, F. Scott (1896-1940)

  Foote, Shelby (1916-2005)

  Friedman, Thomas L. (1953-  )

  Gibbon, Edward (1737-1794)

Week 7
  Golding, William (1911-1993)

  Hawthorne, Nathaniel (1804-1864)
  Hemingway, Ernest (1889-1961)

  Hitchens, Christopher (1949-   )

  Hobbes, Thomas (1588-1679)

Week 8
* Johnson, Paul B. (1928-  )

  Johnson, Samuel (1709-1784)

  Keller, Helen (1880-1968)

* Krauthammer, Charles (1950-  )

Week 9
  Lamb, Charles (1775-1834)

* Larson, Edward J. (1952-  )

  Lawrence, Thomas E. (188-1935)

  Lee, Harper (1926-  )  

* Lewis, C.S. (1898-1963)
Week 10
  Macaulay, Thomas B. (1800-1859)

* McCullough, David (1933-  )

  Mill, John Stuart (1806-1873)

  Milton, John (1608-1674)

Week 11

* Muggeridge, Malcolm (1903-1990)

  Orwell, George (1903-1950)

  Pepys, Samuel (1633-1703)

* Sayers, Dorothy (1893-1957)
Week 12

  Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) 

  Shaw, George B. (1856-1950)

* Stark, Rodney (1937-  )

  Steinbeck, John (1902-1968)  

Week 13

  Swift, Jonathan (1667-1745)

  Thoreau, Henry D. (1817-1862)

  Tocqueville, Alexis de (1805-1859)
  Twain, Mark (1835-1910)

Week 14

* Tyndale, William (1484?-1536)
 
Updike, John (1932-  )

  Vidal, Gore (1925-  )
  Waugh, Evelyn (1903-1966)

  White, E.B. (1899-1985)

Week 15

  Wilde, Oscar (1854-1900)

  Will, George (1941-   )

  Wilson, Edmund (1895-1972)

  Yeats, W.B. (1865-1939)

(* Not mentioned in the AP lists but of

   considerable cultural, historical
   and/or literary significance.)