Analysis of English Language Techniques

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Alliteration
the first letter of a word is repeated in words that follow (e.g. the cold, crisp, crust of clean, clear ice)
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Assonance
the same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different (e.g. he passed her a sharp, dark glance, sot a cool, foolish look across the room)
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Colloquial language
language that is used in speech with an informal meaning (e.g. "out of this world")
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Dialect
the version of language specific to a particular area, (e.g. Scottish dialect)
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Dialogue
conversation between two people. It can shows conflict, intimacy and gives a poem a conversational style.
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Dissonance
a discordant combinations of sounds (e.g. the clash, spew and slow pang of grinding waves against the quay)
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Enjabment
where a sentence continues beyond the end of the line or verse. It is used to maintain a sense of continuation from one stanza to another.
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Hyperbole
exaggeration not meant to be taken seriously (e.g. we gorged on the banquet of beans and toast)
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Imagery
similes, metaphors and personification. They compare something 'real' with something 'imagined'.
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Irony
humorous or sarcastic use of words or ideas, implying the opposite of what they mean
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Metaphor
a word or phrase used to imply figurative, not literal or 'actual', resemblance (e.g. he flew into the room)
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Monologue
speech of one person. Shows a characters stat of mind, laying bare their soul and thinking aloud.
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Onomatopoeia
a word that sounds like the noise it is describing (e.g. splash, bang)
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Oxymoron
where two words normally not associated are brought together (e.g. bitter sweet)
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Pathos
language that evokes feelings of pity or sorrow
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Personification
attributing a human quality to a thing or idea (e.g. the moon calls me)
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Repetition
the repetition of a word or phrase to acheive a particular effect
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Rhyme
the way that words sound the same at the end of lines in poetry. Does it add control or imitate ideas?
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Rhythm
a repetitive beat or metre within a poem
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Simile
a phrase which establishes similarity between two things to emphasise the point being made involving the words as or like (e.g. as white as snow)
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Symbolish
objects/colours/sounds/places work as symbols to give insight into themes (e.g. snake symbolishing temptation as in Adam and Eve)
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Tone
the writers tone/voice/atmosphere/feeling such as sadness gloom celebration, joy, anxiety, regret, etc. Created by writing techniques.
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Word choice (register)
the common thread in an author's choice of language. May be commonly associated with religion or sensory experience (e.g. touch or colour)
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the same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different (e.g. he passed her a sharp, dark glance, sot a cool, foolish look across the room)

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Assonance

Card 3

Front

language that is used in speech with an informal meaning (e.g. "out of this world")

Back

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Card 4

Front

the version of language specific to a particular area, (e.g. Scottish dialect)

Back

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Card 5

Front

conversation between two people. It can shows conflict, intimacy and gives a poem a conversational style.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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