GCSE English Literature Key Terms

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Stanza
Verses
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Sonnet
14 line poem
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Sibilance
Repitition of 's'
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Onomatopoeia
Words that sound like sound effects. For example, "crash" or "bang"
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Metaphor
Something that is something else. For example, "the tree is a monster"
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Simile
Something is like/as something. For example, "as fiery as a volcano"
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Alternate rhyme
Every other line
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Rhyming couplets
Rhyme in pairs
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Enjambement
Lines run onto the next
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Alliteration
Repetition of sound or letter
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Free verse
No rhyme
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Symbolism
Something represents something else. For example, fire represents anger
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Mood/atmosphere
The feeling created
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Anthropomorphism
Giving animals a human quality.
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Euphemism
Softer way of saying something
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Personification
Inanimate becomes human
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Verb
A doing word
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Noun
Name of place/person, or thing
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Adjective
A describing word
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Tone
How it would be read? Sarcastic, humour, sad
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Card 2

Front

14 line poem

Back

Sonnet

Card 3

Front

Repitition of 's'

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Words that sound like sound effects. For example, "crash" or "bang"

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Something that is something else. For example, "the tree is a monster"

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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