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Category: Literary terms

LITERARY TERM OF THE MONTH:


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VERBAL IRONY: This is the use of words to mean something different from what a person actually says (www.parklandsd.org/web/smith/files/2014/01/The-3-Types-of-Irony.pdf). Examples of irony in a poem, a play, a short story or a novel, might include
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Metathesis


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This is when syllables in a word, or words in a sentence, are deliberately re-arranged. It may be because the writer wants to create a comic effect, or because the sentence develops a particular rhythm
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Poetic Licence


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Poetic Licence

‘the act by a writer or poet of changing facts or rules to make a story or poem more interesting or effective’. Source:  CAMBRIDGE ADVANCED LEARNERS DICTIONARY & THESAURUS. Our comment:  examples might include using
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