Language Devices

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  • Literary Techniques
    • Simile
      • A descriptive technique that compares one thing with another, usually using 'as' or 'like'
    • Metaphor
      • A descriptive technique that names a person, thing or action as something else
    • Hyperbole
      • A use of obvious exaggeration for rhetorical effect
    • Personification
      • A metaphor attributing human feelings - actions to an object
    • Pathetic Fallacy
      • A type of personification where  feelings are given to a setting, object or the weather
    • Onomatopoeia
      • Words that sound a little like they mean
    • Oxymoron
      • A phrase combining two or more contradictory items
    • Emotive Language
      • Language intended to make an emotional response
    • Alliteration
      • the first letter of a word is repeated in words that follow
    • Assonance
      • the same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different
    • Colloquial
      • language that is used in speech with an informal meaning
    • Dialect
      • the version of language spoken by particular people in a particular area
    • Enjambment
      • where a sentence continues beyond the end of the line or verse.
    • Imagery
      • similes, metaphors and personification; they all compare something 'real' with something 'imagined'.
    • irony
      • the humorous or sarcastic use of words or ideas, implying the opposite of what they mean.
    • Pathos
      • language that evokes feelings of pity or sorrow
    • Dissonance
      • a discordant combinations of sounds


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