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Claire Collins
Flashcards by Claire Collins, updated more than 1 year ago
Claire Collins
Created by Claire Collins over 5 years ago


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Pun The use of words to exploit double-meanings for humorous effects
Alliteration Use of the same sound at the start of words occurring together
Personification Giving human characteristics to something
Theme Recurring idea
Tone An indicator of attitude, emotion or thoughts
Dramatic irony In drama, the device of giving the spectator an item of information that at least one of the characters in the narrative is unaware of
First person A story narrated by one character
Assonance The rhyming of vowel sounds
Oxymoron Figure of speech that combines two apparently contradictory ideas
Cliché Expression or idea that is no longer effective because of overuse
Third person Where the characters in the narrative are distinct from the person telling the story
Colloquial A manner of speaking that is informal and uses phrases or words associated with a particular area.
Hyperbole Deliberate exaggeration for effect
Imagery Descriptive language that evokes sensory experience
Irony When a statement is apparently straight forward but there are undercurrents that offer a different significance
Paradox Person or thing made up of contradictory elements
Metaphor A figure of speech in which a term is applied to something it does not literally denote in order to imply a resemblance
Pathetic Fallacy When the weather or natural world reflect the mood of the writing
Protagonist Leading character in a play or story
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