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Alliteration
Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the start of a word
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Assonance
Assonance is the repetition of a vowel sound. It is different from rhyme as it does not need to be at the end of each line of poetry
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Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes. It is common with animal sounds but has expanded to include sounds made by other sources.
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Emotive language
Emotive language is language (in particular adjectives or adverbs) that relate to or refer to emotion
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Colloquial language
Colloquial language is language that is informal. This can include words as well as phrases. You might use colloquial language when messaging your friends but not in a formal situation such as writing a letter to a business
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Jargon
Jargon is particular words that are used and understood only by people who are experts or specifically involved in different groups.
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Neologism
Neologisms are new words, invented by social or cultural groups.
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Cliché
A cliché can be a recognisable word, phrase or a concept that has been used so often that it has lost its impact.
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Rhetorical questions
Rhetorical questions, mostly used in speeches but occasionally in writing, are questions where the reader is not expected to answer. They are usually questions that make a responder think about a point, or a question that is so obvious that the compo
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Pathetic fallacy
A type of personification where emotions are given to a setting, an object or the weather .
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Oxymoron
A phrase combining two or more contradictory terms .
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Hyperbole
A use of obvious exaggeration for rhetorical effect .
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Simile and Metaphor's
A metaphor is descriptive technique that names a person, thing or action as something else while a simile descriptive technique that compares one thing with another, usually using 'as' or 'like'.
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Personification
A metaphor attributing human feelings to an object .
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syntax
The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.
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Assonance is the repetition of a vowel sound. It is different from rhyme as it does not need to be at the end of each line of poetry

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Assonance

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Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes. It is common with animal sounds but has expanded to include sounds made by other sources.

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Emotive language is language (in particular adjectives or adverbs) that relate to or refer to emotion

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Colloquial language is language that is informal. This can include words as well as phrases. You might use colloquial language when messaging your friends but not in a formal situation such as writing a letter to a business

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