Language

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Tumi O
  • Created on: 31-05-16 17:18
Onomatopoeia
the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named (e.g. cuckoo, sizzle ).
1 of 20
Similes
a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g. as brave as a lion ).
2 of 20
Emotive language
Writers use emotive language in order to have a greater emotional impact on their audience. Words can evoke positive emotions, as in: 'Brave gran risks life to save emaciated orphan'. Or the goal can be more negative: 'Abandoned children found in fil
3 of 20
Superlatives
an exaggerated or hyperbolical expression of praise. "the critics ran out of superlatives to describe him"
4 of 20
Imperatives
an essential or urgent thing. "free movement of labour was an economic imperative"
5 of 20
Rhetorical questions
A rhetorical question is a question that you ask without expecting an answer. The question might be one that does not have an answer. It might also be one that has an obvious answer but you have asked the question to make a point, to persuade or for
6 of 20
Alliteration
the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words. "the alliteration of ‘sweet birds sang’"
7 of 20
Personification
the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form.
8 of 20
Comparatives
a comparative adjective or adverb.
9 of 20
Juxtaposition
the fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect.
10 of 20
Fore Shadowing
be a warning or indication of (a future event).
11 of 20
Colloquial language
A colloquialism is a word, phrase or other form used in informal language. Dictionaries often display colloquial words and phrases with the abbreviation colloq. as an identifier.
12 of 20
Repetition
The action of repeating something that has already been said or written.
13 of 20
Conjunctions
A word used to connect clauses or sentences or to coordinate words in the same clause (e.g. and, but, if ).
14 of 20
Rule of three
The rule of three or power of three is a writing principle that suggests that things that come in threes are funnier, more satisfying, or more effective than other numbers of things.
15 of 20
Adjectives
A word naming an attribute of a noun, such as sweet, red, or technical.
16 of 20
Metaphors
A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
17 of 20
Opinions as facts
This is when someone's opinion are being told as a fact making people believe it is a real fact
18 of 20
Idioms
A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g. over the moon, see the light ).
19 of 20
Hyperbole
Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
20 of 20

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g. as brave as a lion ).

Back

Similes

Card 3

Front

Writers use emotive language in order to have a greater emotional impact on their audience. Words can evoke positive emotions, as in: 'Brave gran risks life to save emaciated orphan'. Or the goal can be more negative: 'Abandoned children found in fil

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

an exaggerated or hyperbolical expression of praise. "the critics ran out of superlatives to describe him"

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

an essential or urgent thing. "free movement of labour was an economic imperative"

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English resources:

See all English resources »See all Writing to advise resources »