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1

What is alliteration?

When the first letter of each word is the same
(Example - Purple pandas played)

2

What is sibilance?

Sibilance is a manner of articulation of fricative and affricate consonants, made by directing a stream of air with the tongue towards the sharp edge of the teeth, which are held close together; a consonant that uses sibilance may be called a sibilant, or a strident.
(Example - slithery snake)

3

What is assonance?

Words with the same vowel
(Example - fat cat sat on the mat)

4

What is metaphor?

Direct comparison
(Example - heart of stone)

5

What is a simile?

A comparison using the words "like" or "as"
(Example - as big as a volcano)

6

What is hyperbole?

Exaggeration
(Example - so hungry I could eat a horse)

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What is personification?

Giving an animal or object human qualities
(Example - the wind howled)

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What is a rhyme?

When two words sounds the same
(Example - door, floor, poor)

9

What is a rhyme scheme?

When a poem follows a particular rhyming pattern
(Example - a, b, a, c)

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What is a slant rhyme?

Almost a rhyme
Example - sock, pluck)

11

What is a sonnet?

A type of poem that is exactly 14 lines long, and have a rhyme scheme of some sort, also needs to be 10 syllables long in each line

12

What is allegory?

A word or phrase that could be interpreted in multiple ways
(Example - Ozymandias poem is about time and power)

13

What does provide a pistol stand for?

Purpose
Introduction
Structure
Tone
Punctuation
Rhyme and rhythm
Order (word)
Vocabulary
Imagery
Devices (literary)
Ending

14

What is cliche?

A word or phrase that has become overly familiar or commonplace.
(Example - blue sky)

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What is onomatopoeia?

Naming a thing or an action by imitating the sound associated with it.
(Example - crash, bang)

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What is colloquial language?

The same as a euphemism. Local language that outsiders may not understand.
(Example - gert lush)

17

What is a rhyming couplet?

A pair of rhyming lines in a poem.
(Example - I am a cat, I sit on a mat)

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What is imagery?

Literary devices are types of imagery. It helps the reader to create a clear image of what's happening.
(Example - the merciless iced east winds that knive us)

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What is a stanza?

A verse of a poem.

20

What is the tone?

What message is the poet getting across
in the poem? Is the poet angry? Sad?
This is different to the ‘mood’ of a poem
which might be spooky or joyful etc.

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What is iambic pentameter?

The stress on the end part of a word (remark). Five of these words in a line of a poem.

22

Pathetic fallacy

When the weather reflects the mood of the poem

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What is anthropomorphism?

Personification of anything other than human.