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Alliteration

The occurrence of the same letter or sound and the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words

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Allusion

Something that is designed to call something to mind without mentioning it

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Ambiguity

A word or phrase which contains more than one meaning

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Archaisms

A distinction between archaic or obsolete words very old or old fashioned style of language

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Assonance

The repetition of vowel sounds to create an internal rhyming within phrases or sentences

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Asyndetic listing

The act of leaving out one more of the usual conjunctions between sentence elements “I gave her food, clothes, water”

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Caesura

A pause in a line that is formed by the rhythm of natural speech. A break in words.

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Collective noun

Something that refers to a group
“Family” “herd” “subjects”

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Colloquial language

Slang or differential language that is near/nature to a certain area
“Yo”

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Dialogue

A conversation between two or more people

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Direct address

The name of the person who is being directly spoken to

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Elipsis

...

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Euphemism

A mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or too blunt. Can also be suggesting sexual nature.

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Form

The structure of a text

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Hyperbole

An exaggeration of something that is ordinary
(Over exaggeration)

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Imagery

The term that appeals to our senses, creates a picture in our head.

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Imperative mood

The form of the verbs that makes direct commands and requests

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Metaphor

Something that is described as something else
“You are a couch potato”

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Monologue

When a character exposes their personal thoughts and feeling through a speech to another character

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Monosyllabic

a word with only one syllable or a person who uses short phrases.

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Onomatopoeia

A word that sounds like its noise
“Bang” “crash”

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Oxymoron

When two opposites are out together
“A feather of led”

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Pathetic fallacy

When the weather reflects someone’s mood
Also; animals or inanimate things

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Personification

When an object is described with human-like features

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Plosive language

Consonant sounds that are formed by completely stopping airflow

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Protagonist

The main character (the good character)

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Repetition

A repetition of words or phrases after each other

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Simile

Something that is described as being alike to something
“You are like a couch potato”

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Stereotype

A character with generalised traits.

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Stichomythia

Sequences of single alternating line or half lines used in drama