English KeyWords

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Alliteration
First letter of a word that is repeated in words that follow, EXAMPLE the cold crisp crust.
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Assonance
Same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different. EXAMPLE he passed her a sharp, dark glance.
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Colloquial
language that is used in speech with an informal meaning; 'chill', 'out of this world', 'take a rain check'.
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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
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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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Enjambement
a device used in poetry where a sentence continues beyond the end of the line or verse
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Hyperbole
exaggerating something for literary purposes which is not meant to be taken literally
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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
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 character's importance or state of mind.
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Onomatopeia
a word that sounds like the noise it is describing: 'splash',
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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
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Rhythm
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';
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Symbolism
often objects, colours, sounds and places work as symbols. They can sometimes give us a good insight into the themes.
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Tone
the writer's tone or voice or atmosphere or feeling that pervades the text,
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Word Choice
sometimes called 'register', this is the common thread in an author's choice of language.
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Card 2

Front

Same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different. EXAMPLE he passed her a sharp, dark glance.

Back

Assonance

Card 3

Front

language that is used in speech with an informal meaning; 'chill', 'out of this world', 'take a rain check'.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

the version of language spoken by particular people in a particular area, such as Scots.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

conversation between two people

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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