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ALLITERATION
- The first letter of a word is repeated in the words that follow Eg. the cold, crisp, crust of clean, clear ice. - Effect: Memorable
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ASSONANCE
- The same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different Eg. He passed her a sharp, dark glance - Effect: Memorable + emphasise topic
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COLLOQUIAL
- Language that used in speech with an informal meaning Eg. "chill", "out of this world" - Effect: Casual + Relaxed effect
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DIALECT
- The version of language spoken by particular area Eg. Scots
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DISSONANCE
- A harsh combinations of sounds Eg. the clash, spew and slow - Effect: Catch reader's attention
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HYPERBOLE
- Exaggerating something for literary purposes which is not meant to be taken literally Eg. We gorged on the banquet of beans on toast - Effect: Emphasises point
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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 Eg. He flew into the room - Effect: Visualize connection
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ONOMATOEPOEIA
- A word that sounds like the noise it is describing Eg. 'splash', 'bang', 'pop' - Effect: Emphasise emotion
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OXYMORON
- Where two words normally not associated are brought together Eg. 'cold heat', 'bitter sweet' - Effect: Emphasise meaning
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PERSONIFICATION
- Giving an inanimate object human qualities Eg. 'the moon calls me' - Effect: Reader can relate
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REPETITION
- Repeating a word or phrase Eg. 'Really, really' - Effect: Memorable + emphasise purpose
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RHYME
Eg. 'heat', 'beat' - Effect: Memorable
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SIMILE
- Phrase which establishes similarity between 2 objects Eg. 'as white as snow', 'like a burning star' - Effect: Reader can create image
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TRIADIC STRUCTURE
- Rule of 3 Eg. cold, wet and tired - Effect: More interest
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AFOREST
A - Alliteration, anecdotes F - Facts O - Opinions R - Repetition, Rhetorical Question E - Exaggeration S - Statistics, Structure T - Triadic Structure
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CAESURA
- Punctuation in the middle of a line Eg. 'Come into the garden, Fred.' - Effect: Contrast of ideas, Disruption
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ANADIPLOSIS
- Sentence is started with the word the last sentence ended with Eg. '...was cold. Cold is harsh' - Effect: Emphasise word
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RHETORICAL QUESTION
- Question that doesn't need an answer Eg. 'Do you ever feel like the world is closing in on you?' - Effect: Feel in involved + grab attention
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- The same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different Eg. He passed her a sharp, dark glance - Effect: Memorable + emphasise topic

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ASSONANCE

Card 3

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- Language that used in speech with an informal meaning Eg. "chill", "out of this world" - Effect: Casual + Relaxed effect

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Card 4

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- The version of language spoken by particular area Eg. Scots

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Card 5

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- A harsh combinations of sounds Eg. the clash, spew and slow - Effect: Catch reader's attention

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