english tecniques

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Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the start of a word

'The parched pavement peeled in the hot summer sun.
The parched pavement peeled in the hot summer sun'

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Assonance is the repetition of a vowel sound. It is different from rhyme as it does not need to be at the end of each line of poetry

The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains.
The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains.

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Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes

There was a big thud when the brick hit the floor.

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Emotive language

Emotive language is language (in particular adjectives or adverbs) that relate to or refer to emotions

Drink Coca-Cola, you'll like it.


I am very happy that you decided to come

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Colloquial language/ slang

Colloquial or 'slang' language is language that is informal

Ain't that strange?

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Rhetorical questions

Rhetorical questions, mostly used in speeches but occasionally in writing, are questions where the reader is not expected to answer.

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figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

'her hair is as firey as the sun'

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from one extreem to another- an extreem contrast

'black/white or chaos/calm'

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when you describe a thing as 'like a' (simile sounds like similar)

'her hair is like fire'

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when you make an object sound alive

'the chair shuddered'

'the wind screamed'

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hyperbole is exaggeration for emphasis (hype/hyper)

'i ate a whole cow'

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repeating the same word or phrase for effect

'i love you so so much'

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