the terminolog

HideShow resource information
abstract noun?
something we can't touch or see
1 of 77
active voice
When the verb of a sentence is in the active voice, the subject is doing the acting, as in the sentence “Kevin hit the ball.”
2 of 77
a describing word
3 of 77
describing a verb (doing word)
4 of 77
repetition of a letter or a sound
5 of 77
an indirect or passing reference
6 of 77
a metrical foot consisting of two short or unstressed syllables by a long or stressed syllable
7 of 77
words we don't use anymore
8 of 77
resemblance of noun sounds between syllables of nearby words
9 of 77
asyndetic listing?
listing using commas
10 of 77
auxiliary/modal verbs?
a verb used in forming the tenses, moods and voices of other verbs
11 of 77
to show separation through the use of punctuation
12 of 77
collective noun?
a group of things, e.g. staff
13 of 77
common/concrete noun?
non specific, person, places, things
14 of 77
complex sentence?
a sentence containing a subordinate clause/s
15 of 77
compound adjective?
2 or more adjectives are joined together to modify the same noun
16 of 77
compound sentence?
a sentence with more than one subject or predicate
17 of 77
an ingenious or fanciful comparison or metaphor
18 of 77
an idea or feeling which a word invokes for a person in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
19 of 77
coordinating conjunction?
a connective in a sentence that joins things together
20 of 77
a pair of successive lines of verse, typically rhyming and of the same length
21 of 77
a metrical foot consisting of one stressed syllable followed by two unstressed syllables or one long syllable followed by two short syllables.
22 of 77
declarative mood?
an epistemic mood that signals that the proposition expressed by a speaker's utterance is offered as an unqualified statement of fact.
23 of 77
subordinate clause?
a clause, typically introduced by a conjunction, that forms part of and is dependent on a main clause
24 of 77
double negative?
a negative statement containing two negative elements (for example he didn't say nothing ).
25 of 77
dynamic verbs?
movement or change. e.g. to relocate
26 of 77
showing how something is linked
27 of 77
to say one thing but mean another
28 of 77
exclamatory sentence/
a sentence that expresses great emotion such as excitement, surprise, happiness and anger, and ends with an exclamation point.
29 of 77
eye rhyme?
when it looks like it's going to rhyme but it doesn't
30 of 77
words like er, erm, huh, to fill in pauses
31 of 77
overall shape e.g.sonnet
32 of 77
alliteration with the use of f and th.
33 of 77
exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally
34 of 77
iambic verse as a genre.
35 of 77
a contrast between two things being seen or placed close together
36 of 77
lexical sex?
a set of words which are linked
37 of 77
the level of language consisting of vocabulary, as opposed to grammar or syntax.
38 of 77
saying one thing is something else
39 of 77
a word used to identify people, places or things
40 of 77
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is name, e.g. cuckoo, sizzle, pop, bang
41 of 77
a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
42 of 77
giving a thing human qualities
43 of 77
word order
44 of 77
turning point in a poem
45 of 77
a nasal speech sound.
46 of 77
indefinite article?
a determiner (a/an) hat introduces a noun phrase and implies that the thing referred to is non-specific.ypically, the indefinite article is used to introduce new concepts into a discourse.
47 of 77
internal rhyme?
a rhyme involving a word in the middle of a line and another at the end of the line or in the middle of the next.
48 of 77
interrogative mood?
an epistemic mood that signals that the speaker wishes to elicit information concerning the content of his or her utterance from the addressee.
49 of 77
the rise and fall of the voice in speaking.
50 of 77
the conventional spelling system of a language.
51 of 77
a group of eight
52 of 77
the aspects of spoken communication that do not involve words. These may add emphasis or shades of meaning to what people say. Some definitions limit this to verbal communication that is not words.
53 of 77
the use of successive verbal constructions in poetry or prose which correspond in grammatical structure, sound, metre, meaning, etc.
54 of 77
passive voice?
a grammatical construction The noun or noun phrase that would be the object of an active sentence appears as the subject of a sentence with passive voice
55 of 77
pathetic fallacy?
the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things or animals, especially in art and literature.
56 of 77
a line of verse consisting of five metrical feet, or of two halves each of two feet and a long syllable.
57 of 77
the system of contrastive relationships among the speech sounds that constitute the fundamental components of a language.
58 of 77
The basic plosives in English are t, k, and p (voiceless) and d, g, and b (voiced).
59 of 77
a word governing, and usually preceding, a noun or pronoun and expressing a relation to another word or element in the clause
60 of 77
a word that can function as a noun phrase used by itself and that refers either to the participants in the discourse or to someone or something mentioned elsewhere in the discourse
61 of 77
a stanza of four lines, especially one having alternate rhymes.
62 of 77
the last six lines of a sonnet.
63 of 77
a manner of articulation of fricative and affricate consonants, made by directing a stream of air with the tongue towards the sharp edge of the teeth, which are held close together; a consonant that uses sibilance may be called a sibilant
64 of 77
saying one thing is like another
65 of 77
a group of lines forming the basic recurring metrical unit in a poem; a verse.
66 of 77
stative verbs?
a verb that describes a state of being. stative verbs are static or unchanging throughout their entire duration
67 of 77
subordinating conjunction?
a conjunction that introduces a subordinating clause, e.g. although, because.
68 of 77
an exaggerated or hyperbolical expression of praise.
69 of 77
a unit of pronunciation having one vowel sound, with or without surrounding consonants, forming the whole or a part of a word
70 of 77
an poetic movement or style using symbolic images and indirect suggestion to express mystical ideas, emotions, and states of mind.
71 of 77
syndetic listing?
listing connected by a conjunction e.g. and
72 of 77
a verse of four measures.
73 of 77
a line of verse consisting of three metrical feet.
74 of 77
multiply by three.
75 of 77
a spoken word, statement, or vocal sound.
76 of 77
word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence, such as hear, become, happen.
77 of 77

Other cards in this set

Card 2


active voice


When the verb of a sentence is in the active voice, the subject is doing the acting, as in the sentence “Kevin hit the ball.”

Card 3




Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4




Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5




Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards


No comments have yet been made

Similar English Language & Literature resources:

See all English Language & Literature resources »See all terminology resources »