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Adjective

A word describing a noun (sweet)

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Verb

A word that describes an action (run)

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Noun

a word used to identify any of a class place or thing

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Pronoun

A word that can function as a noun phrase by itself

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Pathetic fallacy

Pathetic fallacy is when an author gives human emotions and traits to nature or inanimate objects. It is often used when describing weather.

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Foreboding

A feeling that something bad will happen (as the hurricane neared the residents of the hotel started to feel a sense of foreboding)

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Dramatic irony

Dramatic irony is a form of irony that is expressed through a work's structure: an audience's awareness of the situation and the characters ignorance to it (for example Othello says truthful Iago even though he's tricking Othello and the audience knows it)

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Phrase

A phrase is a small group of words that adds meaning to a sentence. A phrase is not a sentence because it is not a complete idea with a subject and a verb

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Abstract noun

A noun denoting an idea, quality or state (danger

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Concrete noun

Is a noun that is identified through one of the five sentences (gas)

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Proper noun

A name used for an individual place, person or company (Pepsi).

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Main clause

A clause that can make a whole sentence (he sat on a rug)

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Protagonist

A leading character in a play, film or book.

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Antagonist

A person who actively opposes someone or something.

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Monologue

A long speech by one person

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Hyperbole

An over exaggeration of one thing ( I'm so hungry i could eat a horse).

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Oxymoron

a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction (falsely true).

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Colloquial

Used in ordinary or familiar conversation

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Superlative

Expressing the highest or very high degree of a quality.(bravest)

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Subordinate clause

Forms part of and is dependent if a main clause. (When it rang)

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Imagery

similes, metaphors and personification; they all compare something 'real' with something 'imagined'.

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Enjambment

a device used in poetry where a sentence continues beyond the end of the line or verse. This technique is often used to maintain a sense of continuation from one stanza to another.

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Irony

the humorous or sarcastic use of words or ideas, implying the opposite of what they mean.

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Pathos

language that evokes feelings of pity or sorrow.

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Motif

a pattern or recurring idea in an artistic work.

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Symbolism

the use of symbols to represent ideas or
qualities.

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Connotations

The underlying ideas and feelings suggested by a word

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Evaluation

A judgement about the value of something.

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Pace

The speed at which the story takes place

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Verb

A 'doing' or action word e.g. "ran", "laughed" and "screamed"

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Slang

Informal words used mostly in speech within a particular social group.

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Jargon

special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand.

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Narrative writing

A narrative or story is a report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images, or both.

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Descriptive writing

is the clear description of people, places, objects, or events using appropriate details.