English - Random Assortment - Y7

Categories of literature.
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Where the narrative takes place.
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The overall feeling/emotion in the narrative
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The main idea or topic in the narrative.
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The main character in the narrative.
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The villain in the narrative.
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The reader knows something is going to happen but they don’t know how or when.
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Puzzling Hook
This immediately makes the reader ask questions of the story.
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Visual Hook
Appeals to the readers sense of sight.
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Direct Address Hook
The reader is spoken to directly and feels involved from the start.
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Subtle Hook
This appears to your sense of curiosity
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Direct Speech Hook
This implies lots of action and a fast pace.
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Atmospheric Hook
This is descriptive and could evoke a variety of moods.
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The Funny Hook
This appeals to the readers sense of humour.
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The end-as-the-beginning Hook
Opening a narrative at the climax, before showing progression to this point.
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The Villain
Struggles against the hero.
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The Donor
Prepares the hero or gives the hero some magical object.
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The Helper
Helps the hero in the quest.
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The Princess
Identifies the false hero, marries the hero, often sought for during the narrative.
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The Dispatcher
Sends the hero off on his quest.
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The Hero
Reacts to the donor, weds the princess.
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The False Hero
Takes credit for the hero’s actions or tries to marry the princess.
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The comparison of two things using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’
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A comparison which says one thing is the other.
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Giving something that isn’t human, human qualities.
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Pathetic Fallacy
A type of personification. Attributing human emotions to nature (often the weather).
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Sensory Language
Phrases which relate to the five senses - see, hear, smell, touch and taste
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Freytag's Pyramid (In Order)
Exposition, Initial Incident, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution, Denouement
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repetition of the same letter at the start of two or more words.
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associated meaning of a word
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Extended Metaphor
a central metaphor that acts like an ‘umbrella’ to connect other metaphors within it.
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visually descriptive language
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saying one thing is another.
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a figure of speech where words are used to imitate sounds.
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make object human.
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comparing using ‘like’ or ‘as’.
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the repetition of the ‘s’ sound in two or more words.
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the central idea of a literary work.
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a piece if punctuation in the middle of a line creating a pause in rhythm.
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End-stopped line
a line ending in a full pause.
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a sentence which continues, with no punctuation, into the line or stanza below.
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the measured pattern of rhythmic accents in a poem.
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repeated word or phrase usually used to emphasise importance.
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Rhyming couplet
two lines of poetry that rhyme and have the same meter.
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words that sound the same at the end
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– two or more lines of poetry that form divisions of the poem (verses).
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- a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common and simple form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.
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a narrative poem written in four-line stanzas, characterised by swift action and narrated in a direct style.
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Dramatic monologue
a type of poem in which a speaker addresses an internal listener or the reader.
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Free verse
poetry without a regular pattern of meter or rhyme.
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a Japanese poem of seventeen syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five, traditionally evoking images of the natural world.
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a poem that expresses personal and emotional feelings.
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a poem written in praise or celebration of another person, event or thing.
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a poem about nature or simple country life.
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a fourteen-line poem in iambic pentameter and regular rhyme scheme.
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the voice behind the poem – the person we imagine to be speaking. The speaker is not the poet. Even if the poem is autobiographical, you should treat the speaker as a fictional creation.
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a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word; for example, there are two syllables in water and three in inferno.
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- In English poetic traditions, the metre of a verse can be described as a sequence of feet.
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concerned with beauty or the appreciation of beauty.
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open to more than one interpretation; not having one obvious meaning
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pleasing the senses or mind.
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relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
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clearly ordered in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand.
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Clearly different from something else.
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a work of literature portraying an idealised version of country life.
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the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities
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easy to understand or detect
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Where the narrative takes place.



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The overall feeling/emotion in the narrative


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The main idea or topic in the narrative.


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The main character in the narrative.


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