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Key terms and Spelling List - Year 11 English
  • Term 1 & 2: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde– R.L. Stevenson OR A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens. Anthology Poetry.
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    Epistolary novelAn epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents. The usual form is letters, although diary entries, newspaper clippings and other documents are sometimes used. 
    AnthithesisAntithesis is a figure of speech which refers to the juxtaposition of opposing or contrasting ideas. For example, Scrooge and his nephew.  
    Moralityprinciples concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behaviour. 
  • Term 1 & 2: Writer’s craft: range of English language reading and writing skills.
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    Authorial intentAuthorial intent is the meaning or interpretation of a fictional work that the author had in mind when they were creating it.  
    Dialoguea conversation between two or more people as a feature of a book, play, or film. 
    ConnotationsImplied meanings suggested by a word rather than its literal meanings. 
  • Term 3 & 4: Literature and language revision for mock exams.
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    Tragedya play dealing with tragic events and having an unhappy ending, especially one concerning the downfall of the main character. 
    AngtagonistIn literature, an antagonist is a character, or a group of characters, which stands in opposition to the protagonist, which is the main character. 
    Assonanceresemblance of sound between syllables of nearby words, arising particularly from the rhyming of two or more vowels. 
  • Term 5: Final revision.
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    ContextContext means circumstances forming a background of an event, idea or statement, in such a way as to enable readers to better understand the text.  
    LitotesLitotes make an understatement by using a negative to emphasize a positive. In this rhetorical device, a double negative is often used for effect. So saying someone is "not a bad singer" actually means you enjoyed hearing them sing. 
    Resiliencethe capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. 
  • GCSE Exams! The Final Countdown!