English terminology

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When words that are close together start with the same sound.
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Biased writing
Gives more support to one side rather than the other.
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Formal newspaper
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Complex sentence
Sentence that links together 2 or more clauses
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Compound sentence
Two main clauses joined to make one sentence, using a congestion (such as but, and, so...)
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The ability to imagine and understand someone else's feelings and experiences.
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Figurative language
Language that is used in a non-literal way to create an effect, e.g personification.
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Direct address
When the writer words to refer directly to you, including words such as "you"...
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A sentence that conveys strong emotions, usually ending with an explanation mark.
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Explicit information
Information that is directly and clearly stated.
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A rhortical technique where opposing words or ideas are presented together, for contrast.
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Analogy/ Simile
A comparison to show how one thing is similar to another, which makes it easier to understand and more memorable.
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The suggestions that words can make beyond their obvious meaning. For example, 'stroll' means 'walk', but it has connotations of moving slowly.
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Colloquial language
Informal language, this often sounds like ordinary speech.
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Commentary newspaper
A type of newspaper article that expresses the opinions of the writer on the theme or event. Also know as a column or opinion piece.
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A word that goes before a noun, it shows possession or quantity. Such as 'his', 'two'.
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Chronological order
Presented in time order, earliest to latest.
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A sentence that tells the reader to do something.
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Cinematic writing
Writing that make the reader feel they are watching a film.
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First person
A narrative viewpoint, where the narrator is one of the characters, written uses words such as 'I', 'me' and 'our'.
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Flash back
A writing technique where the scene shifts from present to an event in the past.
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Type of text, e.g a letter, newspaper...
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Frame narrative
A narrative in which one story is presented within another.
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A statement that gives an overall impression (sometimes a misleading one) without going into details. Such as "Children eat too much junk food".
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When exaggeration is used to have an effect on the reader.
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A type of figurative language, i creates a picture in your mind. For example metaphors and similes.
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Imperative verb
A verb that gives orders or directions, e.g "run away" or "stop that".
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Impersonal tone
A tone of writing that doesn't try to directly engage with the reader.
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Implicit information
Information that's hinted, without being directly written.
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A conclusion reached about something, based on evidence. Such as "Yasmin wrinkled her nose at the lasagne, you could Inference that she doesn't like lasagne.
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A word used alongside an adjective to provide emphasis, such as "very".
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Altering the normal word for emphasis, such as "on the table sat the hedgehog" rather than the hedgehog sat on the table
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Saying one thing, but meaning or implying the opposite.
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Limited narrator
A narrator with limited knowledge about the event...
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Linear structure
A type of narrative structure that tells the events in chronological order.
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Linguistic devices
Language used to have an effect on audience, e.g onomatopoeia.
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List of three
Using three words, creating emphasis.
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A way of describing something, by it say it is another thing.
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A recurring image or idea in a text.
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Writing that tells a story or describes an experience.
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Narrative view point
The perspective that is written from a first person pint of view.
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Objective writing
A neutral, uniased style of writing which contains facts rather than opinions.
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Omniscient writer
A narrator that knows the thoughts and feelings of all the charcters in a narrative.
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A word that imitates the sobbed it describes as you say is, such as "whisper".
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The speed at which the writer takes the reader through the story.
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Describing or rephrasing something in a text without including a direct quote.
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A rhetorical technique where an extra clause or phrase is inserted into a complete sentence.
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Describing something as if it's a person.
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Possessive determiner
A determiner such as 'your' or 'my' that tells you who something belongs to.
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Possessive pronouns
A pronoun such as 'yours' that tells your who something belongs to.
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A word that can take the place of a noun, such as 'he', 'she' and 'it'.
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The reason a text is written.
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The specific language used to match the social situation used for.
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The technique of repeating words.
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Using language techniques (repetition or hyperbole) to achieve a persuasive effect.
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Rhetorical question
A question that doesn't need an answer, the answer may be clear, or it may be used to manipulate the reader to think in a certain way.
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Language that has a scornful or mocking tone, often using irony.
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A style of text that makes fun out of people or situations, often by intimidating them and exaggerating flaws.
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Second person
A narrative view point, written as the reader is one of the characters.
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Sensory language
Language that appeals to the five senses.
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A way of describing something by comparing it to something else.
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Simple sentence
A sentence that is only made up of one single main clause.
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Words or phrases that are informal, often to a specific age or social group.
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Standard English
English, that is considered to be correct because it uses formal, standardised features of spelling and grammar.
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A type of sentence that is used to deliver information
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The order and arrangement of the ideas in a text,
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The way in which a text is written, e.g the type of language, sentence forms and structures used.
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Less formal newspaper.
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Third person
A narrative viewpoint where the narrator remains outside the events of the story, written using words like 'he' and 'she'.
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The mood or feeling go a piece of writing, e.g happy, sad, serious or lighhearted
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View point
The attitude and beliefs hat writer is trying to convey.
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to regard with horror or loathing
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Bold and without shame
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Abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
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Emotionally hardened; insensitive; unfeeling
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honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
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to blame; scold
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Express strong disapproval of
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respectful and polite in a submissive way
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persuasive and moving, especially in speech
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Feeling of mutual opposition ( you could say Mr Birling & the Inspector)
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praise, glorify, or honor
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Arrogant, excessively proud and vain ( you could describe Mrs/Mr Birling as
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Sharply cutting; direct and powerful (We could say the Inspector is very incisive)
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Limited in knowledge or perspective (We could describe Mrs/Mr Birling to be this)
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Causing shock or horror (We could describe Shelia's death to be lurid to Gerald)
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overly submissive and eager to please (We could say Birling is this way towards Gerald)
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Inflated idea of their own importance, and doing things for self-centred reasons. (Mrs Bitling could be described as nacissistic, especially because of her self-centred charity work).
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Unemotional; serious (We could describe Estella as Staid)
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Deserving respect ( Dicken's presents how gentlemen were viewed to be venerable)
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naively enthusiastic or idealistic. (Juliet could be described as starry-eyed, when viewing love and Romeo)
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having or showing strong feelings of sexual desire. (Romeo could be described this way in R&J, so could Eric in an inspector calls)
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Biased writing


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Complex sentence


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