English Terminology

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Onomatopoeia
Words that mimic the sound that they are describing e.g. whoosh, puff.
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Enjambement
Particularly in verse when one line runs into the next without a full stop.
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Iambic pentameter
A ten syllable line of verse with five stresses e.g. di dum, di dum, di dum, di dum, di dum.
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Blank verse
Unrhymed verse written in iambic pentameter.
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Alliteration
The repetition of consonants usually at the beginning of words e.g. silly sunny and sulky.
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Deeper, darkening, developing.
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Bathos
One extreme to another- Top to the bottom... climax to anticlimax.
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Pathos
A quality that evokes pity or sadness.
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Satire
The use of humour, irony, ridicule in order to expose or criticise people's stupidity/ views.
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Rhetoric
Persuasive devices, repetition etc.
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Prolouge
The introduction to a play e.g. Romeo & Juliet.
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Malapropism
Inappropriate, muddled or mistaken use of words.
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Oxymoron
Two contradictory words used together e.g. cold fire, sweet sorrow.
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Irony
Saying one thing yet meaning another... for humourous or empathic effect.
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Simile
A comparison using 'like' or 'as' e.g. strong as an ox or the trousers rippled like a flag in the wind.
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Soliloquy
A speech by a character that is alone or believes they are alone... an internal debate.
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Personification
Giving an inhumane object feelings as if they were a person e.g. the stars danced in the sky.
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Register
The way in which language is used e.g. formally or informally.
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Dramatic irony
Something dramtic that the audience and certain characters know but others remain oblivious to.
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Topic control
When one person or character leads a conversation.
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Antithesis
A contrast or opposition between two things e.g. words, people, things.
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Particularly in verse when one line runs into the next without a full stop.

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Enjambement

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A ten syllable line of verse with five stresses e.g. di dum, di dum, di dum, di dum, di dum.

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Card 4

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Unrhymed verse written in iambic pentameter.

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Card 5

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The repetition of consonants usually at the beginning of words e.g. silly sunny and sulky.

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