Repetition of a beginning sound for effect.
Reference to a well known character or event from history, literature etc.
Repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong. Ex: belt, felt
Reassurance of similar sounds especially consonants. Ex: pitter, patter.
A positive statement expressed by negating its opposite expressions.
a long narrative poem about someone who does heroic deeds. Ex: The Oddessy
Language that uses words or expressions with a meaning that is different from the literal interpretation.
Poetry that is free from limitations of regular meter or rhythm and does not rhyme with fixed forms.
Phrase or word stating one unlike thing is another
Words that imitate sound.
Giving human qualities to inanimate objects.
Repeats same word or phrase to make idea more clear
Correspondence of sound between the words or the endings of words especially when these are at the ends of lines of poetry.
Comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'
The person telling the story. (Not to be confused with author)
A group of lines forming the basic reassuring metrical unit in a poem; a verse,
Mental Picture created by the way the author writes
Story poem or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. Ex: Animal Farm
Phrase so overused it lost its original meaning.
The use of humor, irony exaggeration or ridicule to expose and criticize peoples stupidity or vices. Ex: Animal Farm
A comparison between two things that helps the reader to draw conclusions about their similarities
Suggests that families are good, especially traditional nuclear families
A story about someone or something that the writer has experienced or heard about
Examining general rules and facts about a group to form a specific conclusion about one part of the group
Overused phrase quickly understood by a wide audience
Repetition of a consonant, especially at the start of words
Evidence in a visual form
Language that has a strong emotional impact. Uses the positive and negative connotations of words to influence the readers respond
Uses 'we' 'our' 'us' etc. to include the readers in the same group as the writer
Figure of speech that identify a similarity between two different things.
Exaggerates the true situation for dramatic impact
Used to link together and develop an argument in support of the main contention
Plays on people's tendency to react emotionally with their safety, security, country or loved ones as threatened
An idea or statement that someone takes for granted as being true
facts, information or expert opinions to support an argument
This technique is used again and again for impact and emphasis
A personal experience which supports a point
An example of this word class is 'we'
These can be proven
This does not require an answer
This type of opinion is given by a specialist in the field
Another word for exaggeration
Vocabulary which appeals to the audience's emotions
Data which supports a point being made
An image created using 'like' or 'as...as'
Figurative language suggesting something/one is something else
A triad or triplet which gives a range
This is produced by the use of language, structure and punctuation to reflect the writer's feelings or attitude
A viewpoint reached by a person
A technique where the first letter of two or more words is the same and it is used to draw attention to the point being made
A strong ending to sum up the points made
The type of adjective that suggests extremes of scale
The type of sentence which gives impact when summing up
a person whom one knows
give assistance to
the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset
causing laughter or amusement; humorous
displaying concern for others.
sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others
consistently good in quality or performance; able to be trusted.
expressing gratitude and relief
a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements
giving or showing firm and constant support or allegiance to a person or institution
ready and willing to forgive
the ability to do something that frightens one
free of deceit and untruthfulness
having despair or no hope
not paying attention to or caring about something, free from prejudice or self-interest
feeling of dislike for someone or something seen as unworthy or inferior
defeated in expectation or hope
loathing, hatred, severe dislike
having doubts, open to question
overwhelming emotion, especially happiness
strong excitement of feeling
extensive knowledge acquired mainly from books
joking, often inappropriately
restricted to, or based on, fact
related to imagination or fancy rather than by reasin and experience
lacking proper respect or seriousness
an omen, prediction, or feeling especially of coming evil
correct or lawful form, no slang using technical words
low in spirits, depressing
given to grumbling, complaining
outright pride, thinking you're better than everyone else
patient centered care
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family care suites
presence of god