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Adjective
Describing word
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Abstract noun
A concept such as trust or faith
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Accent
Way words are pronounced
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Antithesis
The use of two exactly opposite words/ideas- not necessarily next to each other
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Allusion
Reference to another literary work
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Back channel
words and non-verbal utterences used by a listener to give feedback
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Bildungsroman
class of novel that deals with the maturation process, with how and why the protagonist develops as she does both morally and psycologically
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Colloquialisms
slang words
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Cliche
over used sayings
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Common noun
object or thing
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Collective noun
group
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Chiasmus
E.G. ABBA- A form of repition (cross repetition)
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Discourse marker
words and phrases to sign post that what is said can be followed by the speaker
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Declarative
Statement, sentence
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Euphemism
soft way of saying something
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Effusive
someone who speaks a lot
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Ellipsis
The omission of words in a sentence
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Elison
The omission or slurring of one or more sounds or syllables
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Enjambment
The sentence runs into the next line (poetry only)
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Elliptical sentences
Words have been missed out of a sentence
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Excalmative sentence
Exclamation sentence
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Fillers
Voiced pauses e.g er, um
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False start
Speaker starts utterance of words then stops and repeats or corrects what they were saying
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Glib
Talking for the sake of it
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Grice maxims
The maxim of quantity, where one tries to be as informative as one possibly can, and gives as much information as is needed, and no more. The maxim of quality, where one tries to be truthful, and does not give information that is false or that is not
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Hedge
Words or phrases which soften or weaken what the speaker is saying e.g prehaps
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Hyperbole
exaggeration
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Irony
opposite to what it is
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Incrementum
Increase of size for effect
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Juxtaposition
Two contrasting ideas/ theories/ tones used to create dramatic contrast in a piece of art
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Litotes
understatement for effect
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Metaphor
Saying something is something else
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Oxymoron
Two words with opposite meanings used next to each other
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Prepositon
Where something is
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Paralingustic features
Body language, gestures and facial expressions
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Pronoun
You, He, She, I, We
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Phonology
Sound
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Polysyndeton
Conjunctions (but, and)
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Pathos
Sympathy and empathy for a character
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Superlatives
'The most' over prasing something
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Syntax
Sentence structure/construction/ word order word choice
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Sibliance
'S' sounds
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Self-deprecating humour
Critise/mock yourself for comedic effect
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Synaesthesia
confusing the senses- 'warm laughter' instead of 'loud laughter'
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Tag question
Turns the statement into a question
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Verb
Action word
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Polysyndetic listing
a polysyndetic coordination is a coordination in which all conjuncts are linked by coordinating conjunctions (usually and, but, or, nor in English).
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Syndeic list
Connected by a conjunction
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Asyndetic list
Having no conjunction
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A concept such as trust or faith

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Abstract noun

Card 3

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Way words are pronounced

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Card 4

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The use of two exactly opposite words/ideas- not necessarily next to each other

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Card 5

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Reference to another literary work

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