Key Words and Meanings - Year 11 English
  • Literature Paper 2: A Christmas Carol & Revision
    Pathetic FallacyPathetic fallacy is a kind of personification that gives human emotions to inanimate objects of nature for example referring to weather features reflecting a mood. Personification, on the other hand, is a broader term. It gives human attributes to abstrac 
    MiserA person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible. 
    AllegoryA story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. 
    HumbugA hypocrite. 
    RedemptionThe action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil. 
    StaveA section of the text (chapter). 
    RetributionPunishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act. 
    GothicA style of writing that is characterized by elements of fear, horror, death, and gloom, as well as romantic elements, such as nature, individuality, and very high emotion. These emotions can include fear and suspense. 
    Social injusticeA situation when some unfair practices are being carried in the society. 
    IgnoranceThe state of not having knowledge or wisdom. 
  • Revision Skills & Literature Revision
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  • Final Revision & Exams
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