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A play on words often using homonyms or homophones as its basis.
 
A story with a symbolic or metaphorical meaning.
 
A 'false name' or alias used by a writer desiring not to use his or her real name.
 
Clear and detailed descriptions which appeal to our five senses.
 
Two or more words that sound the same but have different meanings. E.g. bear and bare.
 
A form of speech or an expression which is unique to a particular language.
 
Repetition of consonant sounds
 
When the meaning of something is intended to be the opposite of what is usually expected.
 
A word that describes an action (verb).
 
Repeated words or ideas throughout a text.
 
Technical or subject specific terms.
 
Repetition of vowel sounds
 
A comparison where one thing is said or actually presented to be something else.
 
When something in a text refers to something from another text.
 
Dramatic exaggeration of something.
 
To make reference to another literary text, to religion, to a myth, place, time or work of art.
 
Providing background information on characters in a text. Includes family history, past experiences, childhood etc.
 
A word that describes a thing (a noun).
 
A question which is posed but not expected to be answered aloud by the reader.
 
Two or more words that are spelt the same but have different meanings.
 
A word which is used in place of another word which might be offensive or upsetting.
 
Everyday common speech/ colloquial language
 
When there is no rhyming scheme in a poem.
 
Having a distanced or unbiased perspective without considering opinions or personal feelings
 
The writer's attitude toward his readers and his subject; his mood or moral view.
 
Ideas beyond or outside the literal denotation of words.
 
Words that imitate or suggest the source of the sounds that they describe.
 
A pointless or redundant repetition of meaning,
 
When an object represents an idea/thought/feeling outside of itself.
 
Refer to persons, places, things, states, or qualities.
 
Two words side by side which contradict each other in meaning.
 
Mocking / making fun of something that is normally serious in its nature.
 
A word opposite in meaning to another
 
A humourous imitation of another piece of work.
 
Showing personal opinions and feelings about something.
 
A phrase that is overused.
 
A comparison of two things or ideas using the words ‘like’ or ‘as’.
 
Giving human qualities to something that is not human. E.g. the sun smiling, the trees dancing.
 
A seemingly self-contradictory statement or proposition that is actually well founded or true.
 
A comparison of one situation to a similar situation.
 
The placement of two contradictory ideas/words/images next to one another
 
The art of effective or persuasive speaking and writing
 
The recurrence of similar consonant sounds
 
The presentation of something as being smaller, worse, or less important than it actually is
 

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