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atmosphere


the pervading feeling created by a description of the setting, or the action e.g foreboding, happiness
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alliteration


the repetition of the same consonant sound, especially at the beginning of several consecutive words in the same line e.g. ‘Five miles meandering in a mazy motion’. (From ‘Kubla Khan’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge).
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aside


words spoken by a character on stage that are not intended to be heard by the other characters present
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assonance


the repetition of similar vowel sounds e.g. ‘There must be Gods thrown down and trumpets blown’ (From ‘Hyperion’ by John Keats), showing the paired assonance of ‘must’ and ‘trum...’ and ‘thrown’ and ‘blown’
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audience


the people being communicated to
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aural imagery


images created through sound, by the use of techniques such as alliteration, assonance and onomatopoeia
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autobiography


an account of a person’s life written by him or herself
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biography


a written account or history of the life of an individual
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blank verse


unrhymed poetry that adheres to a strict pattern in that each line is an iambic pentameter (a ten-syllable line with five stresses). It is close to the rhythm of speech or prose
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characterisation


the variety of techniques that writers use to create and present their characters, including description of their appearance, their actions, their speech and how other characters react to them
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