English Language Devices

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  • Created on: 10-03-16 19:01
Alliteration
When the first letter of a word is repeated e.g. cold, crisp, crust
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Colloquial language
When people speak informaly like slang
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Hyperbole
When the writer uses exaggeration
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Imagery
When words are used to create an image in your mind
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Similies
When two things are compared e.g. she is like a fairy
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Metaphors
When two things are compared using a phrase e.g. The snow is a white blanket.
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Personification
When an object is described like a person
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Irony
When sarcasm is used to express the opposite e.g. as soft as sandpaper
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Onomatopoeia
A word that sounds like the noise it's describing e.g. splash.
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Oxymoron
Where two opposites are put together e.g. cold heat
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Repetition
When the writer repeats something
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Facts
Information that can be proved to be true
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Opinions
An individual's own thoughts
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Statistics
Numerical data
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Rhetorical questions
A question that doesn't need an answer
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Emotive language
When the text makes the reader have an emotional response
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List of three
Three words put together e.g. great, nice, friendly
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First person narrator
When the text is from one person's persepctive
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Thirds person narrator
The view of someone telling the story/article
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Five senses
Sound, sight, smell, touch, taste
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Direct address
When the text addresses the reader e.g. you should...
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Sibilance
The repetition of the S sound e.g. small snake shivering
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Jargon
Technical language to do with a particular topic
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Puns
Play on words e.g. shoes have souls
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Taboo language
Swear words
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Card 2

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When people speak informaly like slang

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Colloquial language

Card 3

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When the writer uses exaggeration

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Card 4

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When words are used to create an image in your mind

Back

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Card 5

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When two things are compared e.g. she is like a fairy

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