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Denotation
The literal dictionary definition of a word
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Connotation
Other ideas and associations that come with a word
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Allusion
A passing reference to other work - relying on a shared cultural reference. (e.g, The Bible & Narnia)
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Euphemism
A mild or indirect term used to avoid giving offence (e.g, flower)
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Dysphemism
A blunt/crude term used to cause offence.
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Synonym
A word that is completely interchangeable with another- sharing a meaning.
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Antonym
Words which have the opposite meaning (e.g, hot/cold)
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Semantic Field
Words that are connected by the same topic are of a semantic field (e.g, a semantic field of love)
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Subject-Specific Lexis
Words that are specialist and demand education/knowledge
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Onomatopoeia
Words that imitate the sounds of objects or actions
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Stream Of Consciousness
The act of writing as though unedited (a thought process)
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Direct Speech
Speech that appears in quotation marks
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Reported Speech
Speech that is reported from others (Anne said it was cold)
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Personification
Giving human feelings and emotions to an objector concept.
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Card 2

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Other ideas and associations that come with a word

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Connotation

Card 3

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A passing reference to other work - relying on a shared cultural reference. (e.g, The Bible & Narnia)

Back

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Card 4

Front

A mild or indirect term used to avoid giving offence (e.g, flower)

Back

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Card 5

Front

A blunt/crude term used to cause offence.

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