Language devices to help with comparison question

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Language devices/techniques
When comparing language, consider the audience, theme, purpose and
text type (broadsheet exc.) when analysing the effect of the choice of
language and structure. For example: the writer may use sophisticated
lexis when writing to a more educated or older audience, who would
appreciate this type of language.
Modifiers ­ Adjectives and Adverbs
Figurative language: similes, personification, metaphors
Exophoric reference: connection with the reader which is both engaging and persuasive. E.g
names of famous people
Imperative sentences: A command e.g. "Come here"
Rhetorical question: a question that does not need an answer It opens and establishes a
persuasive register
Interrogative sentences: a question that demands an answer
Syntax: a posh word for sentence
Complex syntax: goes into more depth
Discourse markers: words that are used to change the topic. E.g. however, in conclusion,
Lexis: a posh word for word
Simple lexis/monosyllabic: for emphasis
Sophisticated lexis/polysyllabic: the reader creates an impressive register to impress the
reader.( more advance words)
Simile: a comparison of one item to another. Example: She stalked him like a panther
stalking its prey. The word `like' is used when comparing.



really useful, found out some new languge devices i never knew!


always here to help :)

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