English Key Terminology

Abstract Noun
Idea/concept/state of being or belief
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Verb
'Doing word'
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Active/Dynamic Verb
Represents physical action
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Stative Verb
Represents mental process
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Transitive Verb
Action verb with a direct object
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Intransitive Verb
Action with no direct object
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Definite Article
The
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Indefinite Article
A or An
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Monosyllabic Lexis
Words with one syllable
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Polysyllabic Lexis
Words with two or more syllables
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Imperative sentence mood
Issuing a command
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Declarative Sentence
Making a statement
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Interrogative Sentence Mood
Asking a question
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Exclamatory Sentence
Conveys strong sense of emotion/sense of alarm/ strong emphasis
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Tenor
Tone/relationship between author and reader + how its created
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Colloquialism
Informal language
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Syntax
Way words form sentences
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Parenthesis
Aside within a text created by sectioning off extra info
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Hypophora
When a rhetorical question is immediately followed by an answer
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Litotes
Deliberate downplaying of things for effect
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Tricolon
Grouping in threes either through repetition or structures
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Pre-modification
Where descriptive words come before thing they are describing
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Post-Modification
Descriptive words come after thing they are describing
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Synedoche
A figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole
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Allusion
To refer to something indirectly of metaphorically
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Asyndetic listing
Act of leaving out one or more of the usual conjunctions between sentence elements. The sentence “I gave her food, shelter, clothing”
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Syndetic listing
List with and in "I gave her food and water and shelter"
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Asyndetic listing
Act of leaving out one or more of the usual conjunctions between sentence elements. The sentence “I gave her food, shelter, clothing”
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Syndetic listing
list with and in "I gave her food and water and shelter"
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Asyndetic listing
Act of leaving out one or more of the usual conjunctions between sentence elements. The sentence “I gave her food, shelter, clothing”
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Syndetic listing
List with and in "I gave her food and water and shelter"
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Alliteration
Plosive = p + b - Dental = d +t - Guttural = g + r + c - Fricative = f + ph+ v - Assonance = Vowel Sounds
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Deixis
Temporal/Spatial/personal
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Sociolect
Vocabulary of a particular social group
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Idiolect
Speech patterns of an individual
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Card 2

Front

'Doing word'

Back

Verb

Card 3

Front

Represents physical action

Back

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Card 4

Front

Represents mental process

Back

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Card 5

Front

Action verb with a direct object

Back

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