ENG LIT TECHNIQUES

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Mindmap listing a few literary techniques that can be mentioned in A Level essays - a few of these have definitions included.
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ENG LIT TECHNIQUES
  1. alliteration
    1. assonance
      1. colloquial
        1. dialect
          1. dialogue
            1. enjambment

              Annotations:

              • sentence continues beyond line/verse
              1. hyperbole

                Annotations:

                • exaggeration  
                1. imagery
                  1. irony
                    1. metaphor
                      1. monologue
                        1. onomatopoeia
                          1. oxymoron

                            Annotations:

                            • 2 words that aren't usually associated are put together e.g. bitter sweet 
                            1. pathos

                              Annotations:

                              • language that provokes feelings of pity or sorrow
                              1. personification

                                Annotations:

                                • attributing a human quality to a thing
                                1. repetition

                                  Annotations:

                                  • repetition of a word of phrase to achieve a desired effect
                                  1. rhyme
                                    1. rhythm
                                      1. simile
                                        1. symbolism
                                          1. tone
                                            1. lexis
                                              1. synesthesia

                                                Annotations:

                                                • appeals to more than one sense at a given time
                                                1. cliche

                                                  Annotations:

                                                  • overused expression that's lost its original meaning
                                                  1. pathetic fallacy

                                                    Annotations:

                                                    • attributes human qualities to inanimate parts of nature e.g. the weather
                                                    1. consonance

                                                      Annotations:

                                                      • Repetitive sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase
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