Language Analysis


GCSE English Literature Flashcards on Language Analysis, created by Connie Theobald on 07/03/2016.
Connie Theobald
Flashcards by Connie Theobald, updated more than 1 year ago
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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, shot a cool, foolish look across the room.
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 Scots.
Dialogue Conversation between two people; sometimes an imagined conversation between the narrator and the reader.
Dissonance A discordant combinations of sounds; the clash, spew and slow pang of grinding waves against the quay.
Enjambment When sentences continue onto the next line or stanza
Hyperbole Over the top exaggeration
Imagery Similes, metaphors and personification; they all compare something 'real' with something 'imagined'.
Irony The humorous or sarcastic use of words or ideas, implying the opposite of what they mean.
Metaphore A word or phrase used to imply figurative, not literal or 'actual', resemblance; he flew into the room.
Monologue A conversation between an individual
Onomatopoeia a word that sounds like the noise it is describing.
Oxymoron Where two words normally not associated are brought together: 'cold heat' 'bitter sweet'.
Pathos language that evokes feelings of pity or sorrow.
Personification Attributing a human quality to a thing or idea.
Repetition The repetition of a word or phrase to achieve a particular effect
Simile A phrase which establishes similarity between two things to emphasise the point being made.
Caesura When there is a punctuation mark in the middle of a line.
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