AP English Literature and Composition Terms | METAPHOR | 60second Recap®

AP English Literature and Composition Terms | METAPHOR | 60second Recap®

Would you be shocked if I told you that you use metaphor every day? I’ll prove it to you—and raise your grade in English—next. If you called your brother a pig today, congratulations! You’re a

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Would you be shocked if I told you that you use metaphor every day? I’ll prove it to you—and raise your grade in English—next. If you called your brother a pig today, congratulations! You’re a

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AP English Literature & Composition Terms | MOTIFS | 60second Recap®

AP English Literature & Composition Terms | MOTIFS | 60second Recap®

Can’t get that song out of your head? Don’t worry—it could help you write your next paper. Stay with me. There’s nothing worse than having a song stuck in your head. I take that back.

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Can’t get that song out of your head? Don’t worry—it could help you write your next paper. Stay with me. There’s nothing worse than having a song stuck in your head. I take that back.

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AP English Literature and Composition Terms | THEMES | 60second Recap®

AP English Literature and Composition Terms | THEMES | 60second Recap®

If your English teachers are, you know, licensed, you’re going to spend a lot of time talking about themes. Here’s what you need to know … in 60 seconds. If you want to understand what

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If your English teachers are, you know, licensed, you’re going to spend a lot of time talking about themes. Here’s what you need to know … in 60 seconds. If you want to understand what

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AP English Literature & Composition Terms | SUBTEXT | 60second Recap®

AP English Literature & Composition Terms | SUBTEXT | 60second Recap®

One word you’ll hear me use a lot—and one word your English teachers will probably use, too—is subtext. The subtext on subtext … coming up. Let’s break this word down. Sub. Text. Sub, as in,

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One word you’ll hear me use a lot—and one word your English teachers will probably use, too—is subtext. The subtext on subtext … coming up. Let’s break this word down. Sub. Text. Sub, as in,

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Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 3: Theme

Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 3: Theme

We speak student! Power in Literature: Theme a la Shmoop. When symbols or elements of setting repeat themselves or have a structure to them, I think that begins to get us toward the concept of

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We speak student! Power in Literature: Theme a la Shmoop. When symbols or elements of setting repeat themselves or have a structure to them, I think that begins to get us toward the concept of

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AP English Literature & Composition Terms | SYMBOLS | 60second Recap®

AP English Literature & Composition Terms | SYMBOLS | 60second Recap®

Here’s the scoop. If you can understand your friends’ body piercings, you can figure out the symbols in any novel on this planet. More on that—next. A symbol is something that represents something else. But

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Here’s the scoop. If you can understand your friends’ body piercings, you can figure out the symbols in any novel on this planet. More on that—next. A symbol is something that represents something else. But

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AP English Literature and Composition Terms | ALLEGORY | 60second Recap®

AP English Literature and Composition Terms | ALLEGORY | 60second Recap®

If you’re drowning in a sea of symbols, you’re probably wishing for a life preserver. I’ll throw you one next—it’s the definition of allegory. In almost every book you read for English, you’ll probably come

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If you’re drowning in a sea of symbols, you’re probably wishing for a life preserver. I’ll throw you one next—it’s the definition of allegory. In almost every book you read for English, you’ll probably come

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Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 5: Characterization and Archetype

Power in Literature, Short Stories Part 5: Characterization and Archetype

Characterization and Archetype, a la Shmoop. Another vocab word we’ve used is character or characterization, which maps to another five dollar word: archetype. Can you talk about those terms and apply them to tangible literature

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Characterization and Archetype, a la Shmoop. Another vocab word we’ve used is character or characterization, which maps to another five dollar word: archetype. Can you talk about those terms and apply them to tangible literature

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AP English Literature and Composition Terms | SATIRE | 60second Recap®

AP English Literature and Composition Terms | SATIRE | 60second Recap®

Satire: It’s all about making fun of things. Oh. Now you want to hear more. Stay tuned. OK, so satire is all about making fun of things—specifically human vices, weaknesses, and shortcomings. But it’s not

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Satire: It’s all about making fun of things. Oh. Now you want to hear more. Stay tuned. OK, so satire is all about making fun of things—specifically human vices, weaknesses, and shortcomings. But it’s not

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AP English Literature & Composition | PROTAGONISTS | 60second Recap®

AP English Literature & Composition | PROTAGONISTS | 60second Recap®

Protagonist. That’s a fancy way of saying main character. I’ll tell you everything you need to know about protagonists—just give me one minute of your time. Here’s an easy way to figure out the protagonist.

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Protagonist. That’s a fancy way of saying main character. I’ll tell you everything you need to know about protagonists—just give me one minute of your time. Here’s an easy way to figure out the protagonist.

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