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Pathos

Language that evokes feelings of pity or sorrow

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Language that evokes feelings of pity or sorrow

Pathos

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Abstract noun

Naming ideas and feelings

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Concrete noun

Naming objects

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Proper nouns

Naming people, places, days, months etc

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Adjectives

Words that describe nouns

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Verbs

Words that describes nouns

Eg. Actions, tended

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Adverbs

Words that describe verbs

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Prounouns

First, second or third person

Eg. I, we, me, my, our, us, you, yours, yourself, he, she, they, them, theirs

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Prepositions

Words used to show where something is in a place or time


Eg. At, for, with, after, to, over, from, into

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Assonance

Same vowel sound is repeated but consonants are different


Eg. Cool, foolish look

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Alliteration

First letter of word is repeated at start of following words

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Colloquial language

Language used in speech with an informal meaning

Eg. Out of this world

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Dialect

Version of language spoken by particular people in a particular area

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Dialogue

Conversation between two people
Can be narrator and reader & conversational poems

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Dissonance

Discordant combination of sounds

Eg. Slow pang of grinding waves

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Enjambment

Used in poetry, sentence continues beyond the end of line or verse/stanza

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Hyperbole

Exaggerating, not to be taken literally

Eg. We gorges on the banquet of beans

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Imagery

Something imagined

Can be compared to something real

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Irony

Humorous or sarcastic us of words, imply the opposite

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Metaphor

Word or phrase used to imply a figurative

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Monologue

Could be in front of other characters or solo (a soliloquy)

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Onomatopoeia

Word that sounds like the noise being described

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Oxymoron

2 words not associated being brought together

Eg. Cold heat

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Personification

Human qualities given to an inanimate object

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Repetition

Repetition of a word or phrase to achieve an effect

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Rhyme

The way in which words sound the same at the ends of lines

Eg. Sonnets ABABCDCD

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Rhythm

A repetitive beat or metre within a poem

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Simile

A phrase to established eg a similarity between 2 things

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Symbolism

Often objects, sounds, colours used as symbols, can give a theme