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Alliteration

Repetition of the same starting letter

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Allegory

A narrative which illustrates a moral, religious, political or social truth

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Allusion

A direct or indirect reference, usually without explanation to a person, place or time.

4 main types:
- Classical
- Biblical
- Historical
- Literary

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Anachronism

Connection to an event with ideals or items that did not exist in that time.

Example: Shakespeare's Julius Caeser and a clock

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Analogy (Figurative association)

Comparison of two things, alike in certain respects but dissimilar in essence. Provides insight to the nature of one or both

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Assonance

Repetition of a vowel in near and immediate words.
(Vowel alliteration)

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Consonance

Referred to as a half-rhyme

Dozed, dazed, ground, grinned

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Euphemism

A pleasant way of describing something unpleasant

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Fable

A brief story, usually with animal characters that points to a moral or lesson.
Emphasising behaviour that should be avoided

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Foreshadowing

Where an event is suggested before it actually happens.

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Hyperbole

A deliberate exaggeration
"My tooth ache is killing me"

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Imagery

Sensory details in a text which evokes strong mental images

5 senses
See
Smell
Taste
Touch
Hear

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Irony

The real meaning is contradicted by language or character expressing an idea

Irony can be:
Dramatic
Tragic
Verbal
Situational

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Motifs

A idea, element, image or object that is repeated to emphasise and solidify importance

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Onomatopoeia

Words which describes sounds
"RING"
"BANG"
"Bzz Bzz"

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Privileging and Silencing

Privileging: shows characters, attitudes, values, beliefs and ideologies in a favourable light over others
Silencing: Characteristics not stated and readers are not invited to consider.

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