Language Techniques

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Noun
people, places, things or ideas
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Aesthetics
Nature and the appreciation of beauty
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Verb
An action or process, e.g. eating, running and playing
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Adjective
a describing word that modifies a noun
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Adverb
a describing word that modifies all types of words, excluding nouns
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Superlative
an adjective that shows the most extreme value of its quality, e.g. most, biggest, smallest, worst
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Monosyllabic Lexis
words with one syllable
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Imperative Sentence
sentence is issuing a command
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Declarative Sentence
making a statement
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Interrogative Sentence
sentence is asking a question
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Exclamatory Sentence
sentence which conveys a strong sense of emotion, sense of alarm or emphasis
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Syntax
the way words form a sentence (the ordering to create a meaning)
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Rhetorical Question
A question that is designed not to be answered
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Hyperbole
over-exaggeration for effect
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Parallelism
creation of patterns in a text, repetition of words or phrases
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Repetition
the repeating of a word or phrase
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Tripling
the repetition of three words or phrases
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Pathetic Fallacy
when the weather matches the mood
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Personification
a non-human objective is given human features, e.g. tree dances in the wind
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Juxtaposition
two things with contrasting effect, being place closely together
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Oxymoron
apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction, e.g. Bitter Sweet
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Metaphor
When something is described to be something else
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Simile
when something is described as being like something else
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Ambiguity
being open to more than one interpretation
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Foreshadowing
be a warning or indication of a future event
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Irony
originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character’s words or actions is clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character
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Pathos
evokes pity or sadness
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Hubris
excessive pride or self-confidence
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Poetic Justice
deserved punishment for a person actions. Usually evil is punished and virtue is rewarded
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Machiavellian
cunning, scheming and unscrupulous – especially in politics
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Nature and the appreciation of beauty

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Aesthetics

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An action or process, e.g. eating, running and playing

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Card 4

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a describing word that modifies a noun

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Card 5

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a describing word that modifies all types of words, excluding nouns

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