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Noun
Any member of a class of words that can function as the main or only elements of subjects of verbs or objects of verbs or prepositions.
Proper Noun
Always has a capital letter and refers to one particular person or place.
Common Noun
Not a proper noun.
Concrete noun
The name of things you can point to, see or touch [e.g chair]
Abstract Noun
Qualities or concepts
Countable noun
Has a singular and plural form [e.g woman/women]
Uncountable noun
Cannot be counted [e.g furniture, honesty]
Collective Noun
Describes a 'group' or 'collection' [e.g committee, audience]
Adjectives
Used to modify nouns
Verbs
These are doing words.
Tense
Gives information about whether they are happening in the past, presets or future depending on their form.
Auxiliary Verbs
'Helping' verbs, giving information about tense.
Active Verb
[E.g "Vince painted the bedroom"]
Passive Verb
The subject has the action done do it. [E.g "The bedroom was painted by Vince"]
Adverbs
These modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs, but NOT nouns.
Adverbs of Manner
Tells how something is done. [E.g "He ate his Apple noisily."]
Adverbs of Time
Tells when something was done. [E.g "He did it yesterday."]
Adverbs of Place
Tells where something is done. [E.g "I left the book here."]
Major Sentence
Marked by a capital letter at the beginning and a full-stop at the end. This sentence is capable of standing alone. [E.g "The cat sat on the mat."]
Minor Sentence
Elements of the basic clause structure have been omitted. [E.g "See you!"]
simple sentence
Most sentences have a verb and at least one noun. Sometimes a noun will come after a verb. In English, the normal word order of a simple sentence is SV, or SVO.
clause
A simple sentence can also be clause. A clause must have a verb.
compound sentence
A sentence that has more than one subject. [E.g "I hit him and I made his nose bleed."]
complex sentence
A sentence containing one or more dependent clauses in addition to the main clause.
archetype
character, action, or situation that is a pattern or prototype of human life
character
people or animals who take part in literary work
protagonist
central character in literary work
epiphany
a suddenly perceived piece of information
diction
word choice used to convey a certain effect in literary work
denotative
dictionary definition of a word
connotative
feeling and attitudes associated with a word
dialect
speech of a particular region or group
euphemism
words/phrases that are less expressive or direct
idiom
phrase or expression having a meaning different from the literal
imagery
words/phrases used to represent persons, objects, actions, feelings, or ideas descriptively by appealing to the senses
assonance
repetition of vowel sounds in a series of words
consonance
repetition of a consonant sound with a series of words
alliteration
several consecutive or neighboring words with the same sound
simile
comparison of two different things or ideas through the use of like or as
metaphor
comparison of two unlike things not using like or as
syntax
the arrangement of words and phrases to create well- formed sentences in a language
personification
a kind of metaphor that gives inanimate objects or ideas human characteristics
onomatopoeia
use of words that mimic the sounds they describe [hiss]
symbolism
use of any object, person, place, or action that has a meaning in itself while standing for something larger than itself. [light/dark] dark meaning evil
rhyme
repetition of sounds in two or more words of phrases - mary had a little lamb
repetition
the act of repeating words or phrases
flashback
scene that interrupts the action of a work to show a previous event
foreshadowing
use of hit or clues in a narrative to suggest future action
suspense
the quality of a short story, novel, play, or poem that make the reader uncertain or tense about the outcome
perspective
point of view
rhetorical shift
change or movement in a piece resulting from an epiphany, either by speaker, character, or reader
figure of speech
words or phrases that describe one thing in terms of something else [simile, metaphor, personification]
tone
writer's or speaker's attitude toward a subject, character, or audience primarily through the choice of diction, imagery, figurative language details, syntax
metonymy
form of metaphor closely relating to something it is associated with
personification
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
allegory
A story in which each aspect of the story has a symbolic meaning outside the tale itself.
onomatopoeia
A word that imitates the sound it represents.
oxymoron
A figure of speech that combines opposite or contradictory terms in a brief phrase.
simile
A comparison using like or as
metaphor
figure of speech comparing two different things
allusion
A reference to another work of literature, person, or event
anecdote
A short account of an interesting or humorous incident
diction
Choice of words
puns
a play on words
foreshadowing
A narrative device that hints at coming events; often builds suspense or anxiety in the reader.
hyperbole
purposeful exaggeration for effect