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What is an alliteration?
The same letter at the beginning of a two or more of words close together. Usually used to stress something.
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What is an assonance?
The repetition of two or more vowel sounds or of two or more consonant sounds, close together. Usually in a poem.
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What is a Cliche?
A phrase used so much it becomes meaningless.
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What does colloquial mean?
Informal language/slang words.
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What is emotive language?
Words that have strong emotional intensity.
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What is emjambment?
When the sense of a poem runs over the line breaks. Example from "The man he killed": We should have set us down to wet/
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The repetition of two or more vowel sounds or of two or more consonant sounds, close together. Usually in a poem.

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What is an assonance?

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A phrase used so much it becomes meaningless.

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Informal language/slang words.

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Card 5

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Words that have strong emotional intensity.

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