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Emotive Language
Aims to make the reader feel a certain emotion e.g.. sympathy or anger
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Personal pronouns
Use of 'you' or 'we' involves the reader and makes them feel they are being spoken to directly
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Exaggeration
'Over-the-top' statements which often include superlatives e.g.. the best beach, the most hilarious comedian
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Rhetorical question
A question which does not need an answer.Used to make the reader think
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Alliteration
When words begin with the same sound. Used to draw attention to a group of words
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Triplling
The use of three words or pharses. A way of building up an argument or developing a description
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Imagery
Used to paint a picture in the readers mind to help them imagine what is being described
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Metaphor
A way of describing one thing as it is another
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Repetition
Where a word or phrase is repeated for emphasis
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Simile
Compares one thing to another using 'like' or 'as'
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Adjectives
A word which describes a noun
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Fact and Figures
Are often added to make the writing more believable,convincing and persuasive
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Jargon
Is specialist language related to a topic e.g.. Bunsen burners and test tubes are an examples of scientific jargon
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Imperatives
Are commands such as 'stop smoking' or Donate now'. This type of 'bossy' language is used to make it clear to the reader what they should do
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List
To give detail, can build up on an explanation,description, argument etc.
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Hyperbole
Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration as a rhetorical device or figure of speech. It may be used to evoke strong feelings or to create a strong impression, but is not meant to be taken literally.
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Contraction
A contraction is a shortened version of the written and spoken forms of a word, syllable, or word group, created by omission of internal letters (actually, sounds).
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Use of 'you' or 'we' involves the reader and makes them feel they are being spoken to directly

Back

Personal pronouns

Card 3

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'Over-the-top' statements which often include superlatives e.g.. the best beach, the most hilarious comedian

Back

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Card 4

Front

A question which does not need an answer.Used to make the reader think

Back

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Card 5

Front

When words begin with the same sound. Used to draw attention to a group of words

Back

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