English techniques

Alliteration
the first letter of a word is repeated in words that follow; the cold, crisp, crust of clean, clear ice.
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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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Dialect
the version of language spoken by particular people in a particular area, such as Scots.
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Dialogue
conversation between two people; sometimes an imagined conversation between the narrator and the reader. This is important in drama and can show conflict through a series of statements and challenges, or intimacy where characters mirror the content a
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Dissonance
a discordant combinations of sounds; the clash, spew and slow pang of grinding waves against the quay.
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Hyperbole
exaggerating something for literary purposes which is not meant to be taken literally; we gorged on the banquet of beans on toas
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Imagery
similes, metaphors 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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Onomatopeia
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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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 as quick as an arrow in flight', 'as white as snow', 'like a burning star'.
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Card 2

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Assonance

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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.

Card 3

Front

Dialect

Back

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Card 4

Front

Dialogue

Back

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Card 5

Front

Dissonance

Back

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