English key words

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  • Created on: 22-05-14 19:05
Interesting details
Adding Interesting details so that the reader gets hooked.
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Short sentences
Use short sentences to create punch and make a point.
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Exaggeration
Represent (something) as being larger, greater, better, or worse than it really is.
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Repetition
The action of repeating something that has already been said or written.
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Onomatopoeia
The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named.
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Word choice
A writer's selection of words as determined by a number of factors, including meaning (both detonative and connotative), specificity, level of diction, and tone.
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Simile
A simile is a comparison of two things using "like" or "as." Like metaphors, similes are a type of figurative language.
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Personification
Personification is a figure of speech in which objects or non-human organisms are given human characteristics.
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Alliteration
Alliteration is the repetition of consonants in a phrase or line.
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Senses
When text is used that you could one of you five sense with, for example: the sea tasted very salty.
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Colour
Colour is the use of Colours in the text to give a vivider image.
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List
A list is created in text to make a short outline of things. eg:1.a hammer 2.a pickaxe 3.a spade
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Metaphor
When you refer to something as if it is something else
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Use short sentences to create punch and make a point.

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Short sentences

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Represent (something) as being larger, greater, better, or worse than it really is.

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The action of repeating something that has already been said or written.

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The formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named.

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Caitlin Ward

This really helped me to understand what exactly I need to pick out in the texts in the exam - thanks!

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