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1

What is tone?

This describes the writers voice.
Whether its humorous, serious, neutral or sarcastic.
Tone may change as writing develops.

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What is image?

The way in which the writer uses language to create a more powerful picture in our minds.
Most of this is done by comparing one thing with another.

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What is imagery?

The words we use for a series of images.
Image we see in our minds.
Through simile, metaphor and personification.

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What is a simile?

One thing is compared with another using the linking word as or like.

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What is a metaphor?

One thing is compared with another but without use of the linking word as or like.

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What is personification?

An abstract concept is presented as if it was a person or animal.

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What are senses?

One way the writer brings the scene alive is by making readers use their senses.
Imagining sights, sounds and smells.

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What is onomatopoeia?

Words that sound like the sounds they describe crash, buzz, crack.
Make descriptions seem more vivid.

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What is alliteration?

Series of words that begin with the same consonant sound.
Helps writers create patterns in their language.

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What is rhythm?

The patterns or sounds created by a poet's choice and arrangement of words.

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What are adverbs?

Tell us more about the verb.
They show where, how something happens.
Most end in ly - quickly, noisily.

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What are adjectives?

Words which add extra information and meaning to nouns.
Misty mountains, pale faces and deep dungeons.

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What is an archaic?

Word no longer in ordinary use.

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What is assonance?

The same or similar sound in words near each other.

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What is hyperbole?

Exaggeration.

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What is irony?

The humorous or sarcastic use of words, implying th opposite of what they mean.

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What is pathos?

Language producing feelings of pity or sorrow.

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What is pentameter?

A line of 10 syllables.

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What is an quatrain?

A stanza or group of 4 lines usually with alternate rhymes.

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What is a verb?

A word describes action or doing.