Flashcards in Terminology Deck (28):
A noun is?
A word used to identify people, places and things
A word naming the attribute of a noun (blue, fat, long)
The repetition of the same consonant sound, especially at the beginning of words
The repetition of similar vowel sounds
A verb is?
An action or doing word
A word that describes an action (quickly, softly, angrily)
Language that is used in speech with an informal meaning. E.g. ‘chill’ ‘out of this world’
The version of language spoken by particular people in a particular area, such as scots
A discordant combination of sounds E.g. the clash, spew and slow pang of grinding waves
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.
Exaggerating something for literary purposes which isnt meant to be taken literally
Similes, metaphors and personification; they all compare something ‘real’ with something ‘Imagined’
The humorous or sarcastic use of words, implying the opposite of what they mean
Character laying bare their sole and thinking aloud
Speech form, great theatric importance
A word that sounds like the word its describing, Eg. Bang, splash, boom
When two words usually opposites or not associated with eachother are brought together. Eg. Bitter sweet
Language that evokes feelings of pity or sorrow
Attributing a human quality to a thing or idea. Eg. The moon calls me to her darkened world
The way the words sound the same at the end of a line in poetry
Often objects, colours, sounds and places work as symbols. They can give good insight into themes.
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
Ironic understatement in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of it contrary
Two lines of poetry with words at the end rhyming
Human emotions are attributed to aspects of nature
A story or poem or picture than can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning
An idea or feeling which a word invokes in addition to its primary meaning