English literature poetry devices

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cliffhangers
are a deliberate breaks in the story at points of heightened tension
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turning points
are moments in a text which have a highly signicant effect on the characters or unfolding of the future
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final resolution
depends on what the writer has happen to the characters. what question are answered or raised at the end?
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Aliteration
the first letter of a word is repeated in words that follow; the cold,crisp, crust of clean, clear ice etc...
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assonance
the same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different; he passed her a sharp, dark glance, shot a cool, foolish look across the room
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colloquial
language that is used in speech with an informal meaning; chil, out of this world, take a rain check
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dialect
the version of langage spoken by particular people in a particular area, such as scots.
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dialogue
conversation between two people
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Dissonance
A discordant combinations of sounds; the clash, spew and slow pang of grinding waves againts the quay
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enjambment
a device used in poetry where a sentence continues beyond the end of the line or verse. this technique is often used to maintain a sense of continuation from one stanza to another
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hyperbole
exaggerating something for literary purpose which is not meant to be taken literally; we gorged on the banquet of beans on toast
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imagery
similes, metaphores and personification; they all compare something real with something imagined
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irony
the 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; he flew into the room
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monologue
an uninterrupted monologue can show a characters importance or state of mind. can be speech form
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soliloquy
where we see the characters laying bare their soul and thinking aloud
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onomatopoeia
a word that sounds like the noise it is describing; splash, bang,pop,hiss
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oxymoron
where two words normally not associated are brought together; cold heat, 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; the moon calls me to her darkened world
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repetition
the 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, normally having a rhyme-scheme; sonnets have 14lines ABAB etc..
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rhythm
a repetitve 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. this usually involves the words like or as; he is quick as an arrow in flight
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symbolism
often object, colours,sounds and places work as symbols. they can sometimes give us a good insight into the themes.
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tone
the writers tone or voice or atmosphere or feeling that pervades the text; sadness, gloom, long sentences or verses with assonance(repeated vowels sounds) tend to create a sad, melancholic mood. short syllabic alliterative line create upbeat pacy atm
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word choice
sometimes called register commly thread in an authors choice of language, may be associated with religion sensory experiances such as touch, smell or colour or mood which reflect a characters statre of mind
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are moments in a text which have a highly signicant effect on the characters or unfolding of the future

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turning points

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depends on what the writer has happen to the characters. what question are answered or raised at the end?

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the same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different; he passed her a sharp, dark glance, shot a cool, foolish look across the room

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