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1

What are the two types of consonants?

Altruism / Altruistic

Polysyndeton

Blank verse

Tenuous

Indicative

Semantic field

Semantic

Anastrophe

Phallic imagery

Soft and hard consonants

Doing good for someone else without needing a reward (or getting a reward)

Repetition of and

Uniformed regular metre but unrhymed

Serving as a sign or indication of something

Words that are similar

Words that are used

Inversion of grammatical structures to fit the line rhythm.

2

What does the following words mean:

Pervade

Ambiguous/ambiguity

Verisimilitude

Obfuscate

Incongruent

Diabolical

Divine

Vicarious

Hedonism/hedonistic

Perennial

Hubris

Spread throughout and be perceived in every part of

Open to more than one interpretation, not clear or decided

Having the appearance of being real or true (reality)

To make obscure, unclear or unintelligible

Out of place

Devilish

Godly

Seeing something through something else

Living purely for pleasure without thought of morals

Continuous

God like pride (over confident).

3

Integrity

Virtuous

Pedant/pedantic

Lechery

Epistolary

Regressive

Pariah

Doubling

Doing the right thing when no one is looking (morals without attention)

Having or showing high moral standards

A person who's excessively concerned with minor details and rules or with displaying academic interests

Excessive or offensive sexual desires/lustfulness

A novel written as a series of documents

Going backwards

Outcast of society/misfit/outlier

In literature, occurs when a pair of characters can be described as two sides of the same coin.

4

Portentous

Pretentious

Haughty

Complacently

Sycophantic

Foreboding

Ominous

Dichotomy/Dichotomous

Allegory

Gallant

Omnipotent

High thinking of yourself something done pompously

Attempting to impress

Pompous

Pleasant/pleased especially with oneself

Sucking up to someone

Inner feeling of future misfortune (aka feeling like something bad is about to happen)

Threatening, indicating nature of future event

Polar opposites of something (eg black and white)

Abstract concepts that are of which personified

Brave, spirited or exceptionally polite

Knowing everything/all knowing.

5

Portending

Voyeurs

Naïve

Enigmatic

Indulge

Audacity

Fatalistic

Impertinent

Transience

Hubris

Indicate an advance in something

Enjoyment of people/audience watching something (also voyeuristic)

(of a person or action) showing a lack of experience, wisdom or judgement

Difficult to interpret or understand/mysterious

Allowing oneself to enjoy the pleasure of something

Willingness to take bold risks / rude or disrespectful behaviour

Suggestion of no hope (in literature)

Not showing proper respect / rude

Change / Change in time

Excessive pride or self confidence.

6

Nostalgia (nostalgic)

Envoi

Angelic

Evocative

Hyperbole

Masculine rhyme

Feminine rhyme

Assonance

Polemic

Didactic

A sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past

The final stanza/line that summarises the message of the poem

Relating to angels / Angel like qualities

Bringing strong images, memories or feelings to the mind

Exaggerating for effect

Stressed at the end

Stressed at the beginning

Repeating vowel sounds

Writing that carries a moral message

Writing intended to teach or instruct.

7

Well made play

Ensemble cast

What two things is dramatic irony used to create?

Narrative perspective

Hyperbole

Volta

Things that happen as they should do

No characters are more important (no specific role is more important)

Tension and comedy

Who we are hearing the story from

Exaggerating for effect

Shift/change in the text.