English Language Features

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Metaphor
A thing is something else e.g. My brother is a pain in the neck!
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Colour
For imagery e.g. Green with envy, red with anger.
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Simile
Comparing one thing to something else with like or as e.g. She ran like the wind. He is as cold as ice.
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Well-chosen vocabulary
Not-every day words e.g. equisite, secluded.
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Adjective
A describing word e.g. gorgeous.
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Adverb
A word to describe a verb, usually ending in - ly e.g. quietly, well.
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Alliteration
Two or more words in the same sentence start with the same letter e.g. baby blue.
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Personification
Saying a thing is like a person e.g. the door banged angerily, the wind whistled.
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Senses
Touch, taste, smell, see and hear.
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Anecdote
A short story, ususally about someone, to prove a point e.g. charity advert.
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Fact
Information you can prove e.g. Water boils at 100 degrees celsius.
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Opinion
Someones thoughts and feelings.
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Repetition
Repeated word across the text.
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Rhetorical Question
A question in the text to make ou agree with the writer.
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Emotive Language
Not-every day words that stir emotion e.g. Vunerable children
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Statistic
A fact in Number form e.g. 90%, 8/10 cats.
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Superlatives
A thing e.g. Table, love, KFC.
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Triplet/ List of three
Three words listed next to each other e.g. Our beds are stylish, comfortable, affordable.
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Verb
A doing word e.g. To run, sleeping.
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Noun
The 'most' an adjective can be (ending in ST) e.g. Fastest.
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Pronoun
A word that stands in for a noun e.g. It, he, mine.
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Connective
A linking worde.g. However, because.
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Oxymoron
Two words of the opposite meaning next to each other e.g. Bittersweet
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Card 2

Front

For imagery e.g. Green with envy, red with anger.

Back

Colour

Card 3

Front

Comparing one thing to something else with like or as e.g. She ran like the wind. He is as cold as ice.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Not-every day words e.g. equisite, secluded.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

A describing word e.g. gorgeous.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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