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




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