English Terminology

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Terminology

Definitions

Repetition

Reusing the same word or phrase to make an idea clearer

Symbolism

The use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense.

Emotive language

The deliberate choice of language to evoke emotion

Holophrastic Sentences

The use of a single word to function as a meaning for a entire sentence

Synthetic Personalisation

Addressing the mass as if they were an individual by using inclusive pronouns

Analogy

A comparison in which an idea or thing is compared to another thing that is quite different from it. It aims on explaining better.

Hyperbole

An exaggerated use of language

Epithet

Describing a place or a thing using the characteristics of a person

Anecdote

A short story usually used to emphasise a point

Imperitive

A command word

Inclusive pronouns

Words such as we, us and ours to evoke a sense of commonality

Semantic Field

Words that all relate to a single topic

Juxtaposition

Two contrasting ideas placed next to each other

Contrast

Two opposites

Direct Address

When the writer talks to another individual e.g reader

Cliche

An overused expression or phrase

Rhetorical Question

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