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descriptive language

makes text: 

-interesting

-dramatic 

-real 

-includes imagery 

-build up description: long and short contrasting sentences 

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metaphors and similes & analogy and personificatio

write about what the m/s creates and what power it has on the reader

analogy: extended simile- writer compares two different things for clarity (...is like...)

personification: as if its a person or animal 

- makes description come to life

-sense of how writer feels 

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alliteration and onomatopoeia

alliteration: repeating same sounds 

-more interesting and catchy 

-explain how and why its been used...

onomatopoeia: words that imitate noises (thud, crackle, slurp, screech)

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irony and sarcasm

irony: opposite of what you mean 

-humorous and light hearted 

sarcasm:  is nastier than irony

-mocking, scornful tone 

-uses irony but aggressive and unpleasant tone 

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irony and sarcasm

irony: opposite of what you mean 

-humorous and light hearted 

sarcasm:  is nastier than irony

-mocking, scornful tone 

-uses irony but aggressive and unpleasant tone 

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technical and emotive language

technical language: supports and argument 

-specialist terms, stats 

-textbooks, instructions, reports

emotive language : persuades 

-get reader to feel strongly of any emotion 

-by strong adjectives 

-emphasise a point and make opinion clear 

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tabloid newspaper language (tabloidese)

eg. sun and news of the world 

- big headlines, photos and opinionated articles:

-nicknames - sense of familiarity (celebrities)

-slang, colloquialism, informal, short sentences- chatting to reader

-puns and wordplay- newspaper fun and jokey 

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structure

introductions: create interest in the text 

-main points 

-make reader read on- emotive, information

middle: tells who,what,where,when and why

-gives all answers reader might ask 

structured in paragraphs: expands each idea stated in introduction 

conclusion: summarise main points

-should leave reader thinking about points of the article 

-reflect on their attitudes and thoughts of the text 

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