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A noun is?

A word used to identify people, places and things

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Adjective

A word naming the attribute of a noun (blue, fat, long)

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Alliteration

The repetition of the same consonant sound, especially at the beginning of words

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Assonance is?

The repetition of similar vowel sounds

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A verb is?

An action or doing word

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An adverb?

A word that describes an action (quickly, softly, angrily)

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Colloquial

Language that is used in speech with an informal meaning. E.g. ‘chill’ ‘out of this world’

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Dialect

The version of language spoken by particular people in a particular area, such as scots

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Dissonance

A discordant combination of sounds E.g. the clash, spew and slow pang of grinding waves

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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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Hyperbole

Exaggerating something for literary purposes which isnt meant to be taken literally

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Imagery

Similes, metaphors and personification; they all compare something ‘real’ with something ‘Imagined’

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Irony

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

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Soliloquy

Character laying bare their sole and thinking aloud

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Monologue

Speech form, great theatric importance

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Onomatopoeia

A word that sounds like the word its describing, Eg. Bang, splash, boom

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Oxymoron

When two words usually opposites or not associated with eachother are brought together. Eg. Bitter sweet

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Pathos

Language that evokes feelings of pity or sorrow

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Personification

Attributing a human quality to a thing or idea. Eg. The moon calls me to her darkened world

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Rhyme

The way the words sound the same at the end of a line in poetry

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Symbolism

Often objects, colours, sounds and places work as symbols. They can give good insight into themes.

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Iambic pentameter

A line or verse with five metrical feet, each consisting of one short syllable followed by one long syllable. Eg. Two households, both alike in dignity

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Litotes

Ironic understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of it contrary

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Rhyming couplet

Two lines of poetry with words at the end rhyming

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Pathetic fallacy

Human emotions are attributed to aspects of nature

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Allegory

A story or poem or picture than can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning

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Connotation

An idea or feeling which a word invokes in addition to its primary meaning

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Stream of consciousness

Narrative mode or method that attempts to depict the multitudinous thoughts and feelings which pass through the mind