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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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What does Imperative mean?
A verb used to express a wish, command or advice.
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What does Juxtapose mean?
Place two things together to show a link or emphasize a contrast between them.
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What is a list?
A series of items separated by commas. Usually used to speed up the text and create a sense excitement.
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What is a metaphor?
Comparison of two things where one thing is said to be another. Powerful imagery tool, to make you imagine something.
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What does Narcissistic mean?
Excessive self-admiration and self-centeredness.
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What does Onomatopoeia mean?
Words which sound like the word they are describing, e.g. buzz, crack.
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What is an Oxymoron?
A phrase in which the words contradict each other, usually for effect. e.g. "dumb god" (from Limbo.)
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What is does Repetition mean?
A word said more than once. Usually used to stress it.
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What is a Rheotorical question?
A question that does not require an answer, designed to make people think. Example: "Do we want to pay more taxes?"
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What does Persona mean?
Telling a poem from the first person persepective, that is not the author's perspective.
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What is Personification?
Using a metaphor to make something seem human.
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What does Rhyme mean?
Words with endings that soundd similar to each other. Usually used to connect words.
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What does Rhythm mean?
The beat of a poem.
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What is a Simile?
Comparing two things, but saying one thing is like another.
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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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Card 4

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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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