Vocab

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Adjective
A word that describe a noun.
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Adverb
A word that describes a verb.
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Allusion
A reference to a person, place, event or literary work that the writer assumes the reader will recognise.
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Antagonist
The counterpart to the main character.
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Characterisation
How the author presents or conveys a characters personality.
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Connotations
Associations or ideas attatched to words.
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Dialogue
Words spoken by characters in drama.
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Dramatic Irony
When the reader knows something the characters in the story do not.
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Ellipsis
Deliberate use of ellipsis points.
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Figurative Language
Writing or dialogue hat makes the writers ideas more meaningful, descriptive or memorable. e.g. metaphors, similies, hyperbole, personification.
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Foreshadowing
Clues suggesting the outcome of the story.
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Genre
The type of literacture, drama or play.
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Homophones
Words that sound the same but have different meanings.
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Imagery
When words are used to paint a picture in the readers mind.
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Noun
A person place or thing
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Pronoun
A word that stands in place of a noun. e.g. he, she, they, both.
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Protagonist
The main character
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Rhetoric
The art of speaking to impress and/or persuade an audience.
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Symbolism
The use of specific objects or images to represent abstract ideas.
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Theme
The main idea or message conveyed by the writing.
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Alliteration
The same letter at the beginning of two or more of words close together. usually used to stress someting.
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Assonance
The repetition of two or more vowel sounds or of two or more consonant sounds, close together.
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Caesura
A pausethat breaks the rhythm or pace in a line of poetry, by either commas, full stop, dash or semi-colons.
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Emotive Language
Words that have strong emotional intensity/create an emotion.
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Enjambment
When the sense of the poem runs over the line breaks.
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Hyperbole
Extreme exaggeration
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Methaphor
Comparison of two things when one is said to be another. is a powerful imagery tool.
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Onomatopoeia
Words which sound like the word they are describing.
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Oxymoron
Aphrase in which the words contradict eachother. e.g. 'cold fire'
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Personification
Using a metaphor to make something seem human.
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Rhetorical question
A question that does not require an answer.
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Rhythm
The beat of a poem
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Simile
Comparing two things, but saying one is lie another
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Tone
The way the writer creates a mood or atmosphere in their writing.
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A word that describes a verb.

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Adverb

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A reference to a person, place, event or literary work that the writer assumes the reader will recognise.

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Card 4

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The counterpart to the main character.

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Card 5

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How the author presents or conveys a characters personality.

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