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what is an alliteration?
An aliiteration is the repition of consonants.
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why is an alliteration effective?
To draw attention to the words.
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give an example of an alliteration?
mickey mouse
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what is onomatopeia?
where the sound of the word echos the meaning.
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why is onomatopeia effective?
to draw attention to the words, to create a comic effect, to make the sound of the word strengthen the meaning.
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give an example of onomatopeia?
bang! wallop! smash!
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What is a metaphor?
where one thing is compared to another.
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why is a metaphor effective?
it compares two terms.
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give an example of a metaphor?
larry was a lion in the fight.
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what is a simile?
same as a metaphor but uses words such as like or as.
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why is a simile effective?
it compares two terms.
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give an example of a simile?
larry was like a lion in the fight.
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what is an oxymoron?
placing side by side of opposites.
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why is an oxymoron effective?
to make the idea memorable, to highlight the irony.
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give an example of an oxymoron?
bitter sweet, still splash.
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what is irony?
the bringing together of two words, idea, or even objects so contrast is implied.
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why is irony effective?
it adds a new level of meaning and to support what the athor is saying, often to create an ammusing effect.
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give an example of irony?
A packet of vitamin pills placed beside a packet of cigarettes.
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what is sarcasm?
where you state the opposite of what you mean to ridicule.
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why is sarcasm effective?
it ridicule the person and to make others laugh.
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give an example of sarcasm?
saying "well done" to a pupil who is struggling to answer a question.
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what is a parenthesis?
additional information isolated from the rest of a sentence by paired dashes, brackets or commas
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why is parenthesis effective?
provides the reader with additional infromation that adds clarity.
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give an example of parenthesis?
i went to the pub- the one on the corner- and had a drink
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what is personification?
where you give inanimate objects the qualities of a live human being.
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give an example of personifiaction?
the wind whistles
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what is climax?
the build up to a powerful or dramatic point.
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why is climax effective?
the dramatic effect builds up to the most important part of the sentence.
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what is anti climax?
the opposite to climax
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why is it effective?
humour usually.
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