Language devices

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  • Created on: 19-03-15 19:11
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  • Language devices
    • Triplets
      • Can be used to emphasise or draw attention to detail
    • Hyperbole
      • Use of exaggeration to create impact
        • Can be persuasive
    • Assonance
      • Repetition of vowel sounds for the same effect as alliteration
    • Humour
      • Lightens the mood, establishes a closer connection with the audience and adds variety to maintain interest
    • Tone
      • Tone is adapted by the writer and can generate feelings, e.g by using emotional words.
      • Causes reader to feel emotions
    • Alliteration
      • Makes a point, phrase or idea more memorable
        • Significance of the words used
    • Assertive language
      • Using a forceful or confident language makes the writers point seem indisputable
      • Makes an opinion sound like a widespread belief
    • Rhetorical questions
      • Questions that simply emphasise a point
      • Helps make a point in a more powerful and emotional way



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