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broadsheet
a newspaper format with stories typified by a more serious subject and tone; aimed at a more educated readers
tabloid
a newspaper format smaller in size than a broadsheet; commonly typified by a sensational tone, colloquial langauge and stories about celebrities
biased
(adj.) favouring one side more than the other; prejudiced
idiom
an expression that has a non-literal meaning, such as 'raining cats and dogs'
syntax
n. how words and phrases have been sequenced to form a sentence.
synonym
n. word that means the same as another word
hyperlink
a link in a webpage that takes you to another page when you click it
interactive
referring to two-way communication between a person and a computer where the computer responds to input from the reader
assonance
(n) repetition of vowel sounds close together (usually in poetry)
consonance
(n) repetition of a non-vowel sound close together (usually in poetry)
motif
a key idea or feature, usually referred to repeatedly through the text
anaphora
a type of repetition, specifically of a word or phrase at the beginning of two or more clauses next to each other
rhyming couplet
two lines of poetry, one after the other, that rhyme
blank verse
non-rhyming poetry,with lines of the same length, esp iambic pentameter
sonnet
a poem of 14 lines of iambic pentameter, traditionally a love poem.
soliloquy
n. an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud, usually by a character in aplay. By convention , any other characters on stage can't or don't hear this speech.
aside
n. a remark in a play that is intended to be heard by the audience but unheard by the other characters in the play.
quatrain
a unit of poetry consisting of 4 lines