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Key words for GCSE English Literature.

tone Tone is the general attitude and character of a text.
metre British English spelling Metre is the basic rhythmic structure of a poem.
sonnet A sonnet is a fourteen-line poem written in iambic pentameter.
ballad A ballad is a narrative poem often set to music.
couplet A couplet is a pair of lines.
lyric A lyric poem expresses the speaker's feelings and emotions.
ode An ode is a poem that celebrates a person, place, or event.
rhyming Rhyming couplets are pairs of lines that rhyme.
couplets Rhyming couplets are pairs of lines that rhyme.
sibilance Sibilance is the repetition of 'S' sounds.
iambic Iambic pentameter is a rhythmic structure containing five feet.
pentameter Iambic pentameter is a rhythmic structure containing five feet.
blank Blank verse has a regular metre but does not rhyme.
verse Blank verse has a regular metre but does not rhyme.
consonance Consonance is the repetition of consonant sounds.
dactyl A dactyl is a long syllable followed by two short syllables.
dramatic A dramatic monologue is a poem written in the first person.
monologue British English spelling but is sometimes accepted as American spelling A dramatic monologue is a poem written in the first person.

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metre
sonnet
ballad
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lyric
ode
rhyming
couplets
sibilance
iambic
pentameter
blank
verse
consonance
dactyl
dramatic
monologue

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