Language/Structural devices- English

Language/Structural devices- English

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Rule of 3

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Cards (28)

Section 1

(28 cards)

Rule of 3

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Listing words or phrases in threes. E.g She was brave, fearless and kind Effect- It begins to build up a picture and gives limited detail. Also is easy to remember.

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Metaphor

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A comparison where one thing is said to be something else. e.g. My feet are blocks of ice. Effect- This is to exaggerate what's happening.

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Pentameter

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A line in a verse or poetry which has five strong feet or beats (stresses). E.g. If music is food of love, play on Give me excess of it;

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Connotation

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The implied or suggested meaning. E.g. Cross= Religion Red= Blood, danger, love. Effect- This would make the poem express the hidden meaning, it makes the reader read between the lines.

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Sonnet

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A type of poem , usually about love, with 14 lines.

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Denotation

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The literal meaning of a word or phrase. E.g. Red= colour Cross= cross Effect- It will close the opportunity for other meaning and its clearer.

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Stanza

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A verse, paragraph or a section of a poem. Use- To separate ideas into paragraphs.

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Irony

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A contrast between what is said and what is meant or between what happens and what is expected to happen in life and in literature. E.g. I'm having a lovely day. (sarcasm) Effects- It makes it humorous and can make it more dramatic.

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Sense Imagery

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Using the senses to describe or make a comparison. e.g. The smell of fresh bread floods the street. Effect- To make it clearer and relatable.

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Embjambment

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A run on the line. E.g Breathless with adoration: the sun is sinking down in its tranquility Effect- It allows the poem to have two meanings and breaks the flow.

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Semantic field

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Words that are related to each other e.g. playground= swing, climbing frame, see-saw.

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Caesura

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A strong pause within a line. E.g. Wasn't that a dainty dish, // to set before the king? Effect- It increases the suspense and breaks up the flow of the poem.

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Juxtoposition

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Two unlikely things put together. e.g. marriage-hearse.

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Alliteration

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The first letter of all the words is the same E.g Slimy serpent slithers slowly. Effect-It empathises a certain letter and breaks up the sentence.

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Personification

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Giving an object human like features. E.g. The trees whispered. Effect-To brings inanimate objects to life

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Sibilance

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The repetition of the 'S' sounds in a phrase. E.g. Sing a song of sixpence. Effect- Makes you visualise/think/hear the sounds.

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Hyperbowel

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Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally. e.g. I've told you a million times to give your homework in. Effects- Its used to exaggerate a point and make the point stronger.

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Pathetic fallacy

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When the weather reflects the mood of the characters. E.g. The rain harshly poured down onto the already soggy grass. Effect- This makes the feelings easily noticed and sets the emotive feeling of the text.

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Repetion

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The repeated use of a word or phrase. e.g up,up,up Effect- If it is a poem it makes it more catchy. It empathises a certain point and gets the point across.

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Free verse

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Poetry that doesn't have any rhyme or a regular rhythm. E.g. a,b,c,d Effect- It makes it read more like a book.

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Quatrain

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A stanza of four lines, especially one having alternate rhymes. e.g. 4 line stanza

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Assonance

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Repeated vowel sounds in a phrase. e.g Andrew pAtted the horse at Ascot Effect- It slows the pace down.

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Paradox

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A statement there is a seeming contradiction. This may reveal an unexpected truth. e.g The second statement was true, but the first was false. Effect: It is used to confuse the reader and to think about what you are reading.

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Oxymoron

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A combination of two words that appear to contradict each other. e.g Bittersweet Effect- It explains mixed feelings it shows someone has a contradiction.

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Rhyme

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The similarity of sounds in words, usually at the end of the word. e.g. revival, arrival, survival. Effect- To make the poem more memorable and to help it flow.

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Onomatopia

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Words that sound like their meaning. e.g Bang, Boom, Crash. Effect- Makes the text more realistic.

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Simile

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A description using the words 'as' or 'like'. e.g.The car was as fast as a cheetah. Effect- It exaggerates the objects movement, makes you imagine it.

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Rhyming cuplets

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A pair of rhymed lines that may or may not constitute a separate stanza in a poem. e.g She was a little tense The notice made no sense a, a , b ,b a,b,a,b

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