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Adjectives
Word that describes nouns or pronouns
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Adverbs
Describes a verb, adjective or other adverb
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Alliteration
First letter of word repeated in words that follow
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Assonance
Same vowel sound repeated but the consonants are different
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Colloquial
Language that is used in speech with an informal meaning ('chill')
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Comparatives
Compares 2 things or 2 groups
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Connotations
All the meanings, associations or emotions that a word suggests
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Dialect
Version of language spoken by particular people in a particular area
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Dialogue
Conversation between two people
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Dissonance
Discordant combinations of sounds
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Enjambment
Sentence continues beyond the end of a line or verse to maintain continuation (poetry)
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First person narrative
The voice of the story uses 'I' this can have an intimate, believable, confessional feel
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Hyperbole
Exaggerating something or literary purposes which is not meant to be taken literally
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Imagery
Similies, metaphors, personification. They'll compare something real with something imaginary
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Irony
Humorous or sarcastic use of words or ideas, implying the opposite of what they mean
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Juxtaposition
Poetic or rhetorical device in which normally associated ideas, words or phrases are placed next to one another creating an effect of surprise or wit
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Metaphor
Word or phrase to imply figurative, not literal or actual, resemblance
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Monologue
Uninterrupted monologue can show a character's importance or state of mind. Can be a speech or soliloquay where the character is thinking aloud
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Nouns
Concrete or abstract people, places or things
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Onomatopoeia
Word that sounds like the noise it is describing
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Oxymoron
Where two words normally not associated are brought together
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Pathos
Language that evokes feelings of pity or sorrow
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Personifiction
Attributing a human quality to a thing or idea
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Repitition
Repetition of a word or phrase to achieve a particular effect
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Rhyme
The way that words sound the same at the end of lines in poetry. Poems often have a fixed rhyme scheme. Sometimes adds control or imitates ideas.
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Second person narrative
Narrator refers to 'you' the reader directly which invites our involvement, agreement or even complicty in their actions
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Similie
Establishes similarity between two things to emphasise the point being made. Involes 'like' or 'as'.
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Superlative
The best, The worst
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Symbolism
Often objects, colours, sounds and places work as symbols and can sometimes give us a good insight into themes
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Third person narrative
The author uses 'he', 'she', 'they' or 'it'
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Tone
The writers tone or voice or atmosphere or feeling that pervades the text.
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Verb
Action words, increae sense of pace in the text
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Word choice
Sometimes called 'register' this is common thread in an author's choice of language. Authors may use words commonly associated with religion, words describing sensory etc
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Describes a verb, adjective or other adverb

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Adverbs

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First letter of word repeated in words that follow

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Card 4

Front

Same vowel sound repeated but the consonants are different

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Card 5

Front

Language that is used in speech with an informal meaning ('chill')

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