English Exam Revision


Year 12 English Flashcards on English Exam Revision, created by Olivia Gniadek on 22/11/2015.
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What is an Allusion expression designed to call something into mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference. e.g. Quote
What is a Personal Pronoun Contrasts to a person, gender, number or case (I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us, them)
What is an appeal to emotion Something that plays on your feelings when spoken or in text
What is an Rhetorical Question Questions within text or speech that don't necessarily need an answer
What is Alliteration Words that start with the same letters
What is repetition A word that repeats itself in text or in speech
What is Meiosis Understate response to something
What is a Litote A statement which creates negative to creative emphases, similar to meiosis
What is Hyperbole When a speaker purposely exaggerates their description
What is a biblical Allusion references and elements of the bible
What is imagery metaphors, similes, personification and hyperbole that draws a picture in your head
What is Anaphora Use of a word referring back to a word used earlier in a text or conversation
What is Onomatopoeia The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named e.g. Bang, Crash, Splat, Splash etc
What is Assonance Resemblance of sound between syllables of nearby words, from the use of identical consonants with different vowels (e.g. killed, cold, culled).
What is a Paradox A seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be true.
What is a Pronoun A word that can function as a noun phrase used by itself and that refers either to the participants in the discourse (e.g. I, you )
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