English Language: Language devices

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Alliteration
The first letter of a word is repeated in words that follow (e.g cold, crisp clean air).
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Assonance
The same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different (e.g a cool, foolish look).
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Colloquial language
Language used in a speech, with an informal meaning (e.g "chill").
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Dialect
The version of language spoken by a particular group of people in a particular area (e.g "wee"- Scotland).
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Dialogue
Conversation between two people.
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Dissonance
A discordant combination of sounds (e.g "the clash, spew and slow pang of grinding waves against the quay").
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Enjambment
A device used in poetry where a sentence continues past the end of the line of text or verse/stanza. Used to create a sense of continuation.
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Hyperbole
Exaggerating, for literary purposes, something which is not meant to be taken seriously.
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Simile
A phrase which establishes similarities between two things to emphasise the point being made.
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Repetition
The repeated use of a word or phrase to achieve a particular effect.
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Pathos
Language that evokes pity or sorrow.
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Personification
Attributing a human characteristic to an animal or a thing.
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Sibilance
Repetition of the "s" sound.
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Onomatopoeia
A word that sounds like the action it describes.
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Monologue
An uninterrupted speech by one person.
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Oxymoron
Where two words not normally associated with each other are used together.
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Metaphor
A word or phrase used to imply figurative, not literal or "actual" resemblance.
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Assonance

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The same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different (e.g a cool, foolish look).

Card 3

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Colloquial language

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Card 4

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Dialect

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Dialogue

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