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English Words

includes words commonly used in english school certificate

Simile Describing something as being LIKE another Eg. Herby has a face like the moon
Metaphor Describing something as another Eg. Its raining cats and dogs
Alliteration Repeating the first letter
Assonance Repeating vowel sounds
Consonance Repeated consonant sounds
Onomatopoeia Sound words
Enjambment Jamming the sentences together with no punctuation or pauses
Allusion Reference lends meaning to another article/text
Hyperbole Exaggeration
Protagonist Main Character
Personification Giving human qualities to something non-human
Cacophony Harsh noise/sounds
Euphony Pleasing noise/sounds
Idiom commonly understood expressions that use metaphors to convey ideas
Satire Something that uses dry humor to present a social or moral point
Paradox A sentence that contradicts itself
Irony The meaning is contradicted by the idea/situation
Oxymoron When contradicting words are side by side on a figure of speech Eg. The silence was deafening
Pun Play on words
Juxtapose To place side by side for comparison or contrast
Allegory One Main story with another being told on a deeper level.
Jargon Technical language of a particular group.
Diction The way in which a person chooses and pronounces their words
Colloquial Expression Informal, slang, everyday language
Motif Recurring image with a special meaning
Symbolism Deeper meaning and reference to something else
Created by: rizzo
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