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Alliteration

 

  • A stylistic device in which a number of words containing the same consonants sounds, occur close together in a series.

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Assonance

 

  • When two or more words close together repeat the same vowel sounds, however not the same consonant sound.

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Colloquialism

 

  • In literature, the uses of informal words or phrases and in some cases even slang.

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​Dialect

 

  • Language that is spoken which is distinct to particular groups or regions.

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Dialogue

 

  • A literary technique which employs two or more people to be engaged in conversation, with each other.

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Dissonance

 

  • A combination of unpleasant and harsh-sounding words, phrases or syllables.

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Emotive Language

 

  • The deliberate choice of words in order to elicit emotion toward the audience.

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Enjambment

 

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  • The case in which a sentence continues beyond its line or verse.
  • It is often used in poems to create a sense of continuation. 

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Flattery

 

  • The act of praising or complementing the audience.

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​Hyperbole

 

  • Figure of speech, which involves an exaggeration that is not meant to considered literally.

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​Imagery

 

  • Used to represent, actions, ideas and objects which appeal to our physical senses.

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​Irony

 

  • A figure of speech in which the intended meaning of the words is different from the real meaning.

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Imperative Command

 

Instructional language

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Metaphor

 

  • A language technique that makes a hidden comparison between two objects that are unrelated but share characteristics.

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Monologue

 

  • An uninterrupted piece of speech which presents a character's state of mind.
  • It can be in speech form delivered in front of others or a soliloquy, when the character thinks aloud.

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Onomatopoeia

 

  • A word that is used for a word, in describing.

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Oxymoron

 

  • Two unrelated words are brought together.

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​Pathetic Fallacy

 

  • Language technique in which emotions are given applied to inanimate objects such as the weather, objects or setting.

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Personal pronouns

 

'I', 'you' and 'we'

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Pathos

 

  • Language that invokes sorrow or pity.

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Repetition

 

  • A literary device that repeats the same words or phrases in order to convey a particular idea.

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​Rhyme

 

  • The way in which words sound the same in the stanzas of poems.

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​Rhythm

 

  • A repetitive beat or metre throughout a poem. 

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Simile

 

  • A phrase which establishes the similarity between two different things, usually involving the use of either like or as.

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Symbols

 

  • Use of symbols to represent ideas that are often different from the literal sense.
  • This could be a colours, objects, sounds and places.

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​Triples

 

  • Three words in succession used to support an argumentative point.

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​Tone

 

  • Tone can be voice, atmosphere or the feeling that pervades the text.
  • Tone is also conveyed by structural techniques such as sentence structure or assonance.

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Word choice

 

  • Often called 'register' this is the choice of vocabulary that the author has chosen to use.