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Alliteration

The use of the same letter before each word for emphasis I on the text

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Assonance

The sound of assonance coming from within the word rather than at the start

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Consonance

Constant sounds at the end of words (non vowel sounds)

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Cacophony

Often K's, T's and ch's worked in at the end of words and at the beginning together which are harsh and jarring because of a lack of harmony.

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Onomatopoeia

Words which mimic the sound they are describing

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Allegory

Something symbolic, An allegory can often be a story that represents bigger things

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Allusion

Referring to something common and well known. A chance for the writer to show off knowledge and add information that fits the context of the text

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Denotation / Denote

The literal definition of something without looking deeply into it.
"What a big mouth!"

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Connotation / connote

Associations with a word

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Euphemism

When something distasteful is said in a more acceptable way

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Hyperbole

An over exaggeration for effect

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Irony

Expression of one's language that normally signifies the opposite

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Oxymoron

Two words placed together with different meanings to create a new one.

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Pun

A play on words

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Rhetorical question

A question with an answer so obvious it's not required or a question that doesn't need an answer all together

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Enjambment

Lack of punctuation so the sentence just carries on and on without a pause or a stop such as a comma for the reader to rest at as it carries over stanzas until it finally comes to an end.
(This is an example)

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Pathetic Fallacy

Using weather and/ or Environment to reflect themes + contexts of text.

In books people don't die on sunny days

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Foreshadowing

Description or narrative which compels the reader to believe something of the nature of which described is going to happen.

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Synaesthesia

The overlapping of senses

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Tone/ mood

What the poem is intended to sound like. You must look at the whole poem

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Sensory imagery

Taste
Sight
Touch
Sound
Smell