Create better lessons quicker
Alliteration - the first letter of a word is repeated in words that follow; the cold, crisp, crust of clean, clear ice., Assonance - The same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different; he passed her a sharp, dark glance., Colloquial - language that is used in speech with an informal meaning; 'chill', 'out of this world', 'take a rain check'., Dialect - The version of language spoken by particular people in a particular area, such as Jamaican Patois., Enjambment - 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., Hyperbole - exaggerating something for literary purposes which is not meant to be taken literally; we gorged on the banquet of beans on toast., Imagery - similes, metaphors and personification; they all compare something 'real' with something 'imagined'., Irony - The use of words or ideas, implying the opposite of what they mean., Onomatopoeia - A word that sounds like the noise it is describing: 'splash', 'bang'., Oxymoron - Where two words normally not associated are brought together: 'cold heat' 'bitter sweet'., Personification - attributing a human quality to a thing or idea: the moon calls me to her darkened world., Symbolism - Often objects, colours, sounds and places work as symbols. They can sometimes give us a good insight into the themes., Register - This is the common thread in an author's choice of language. Authors may use words commonly associated with religion, words describing sensory experience or 'mood' words that reflect a character's state of mind.,

Poetry terminology match up KS4


Similar activities from Community

Visit our desktop site to change theme or options, set an assignment or to create your own activity.

Switch template