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Colloquial
Ordinary conversational english rather than formal speech or writing. Audience relates to text as the mood is relaxed and free flowing.
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Formal
Creates a serious and informative mood. correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms.
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Irony
Language used to convey insults or scorn
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Form
Shape of writing
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Style
Combined effects of all techniques used
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Imperative
Order to do something
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Superlative
The best, The worst
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Comparative
Compares two things or two groups
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Inversion
Switching order of words to give a different sound
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Parallel Structure
The repetition of words or phrases that have similar grammatical structures. e.g. He Came. He Saw. He Conqured.
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Incomplete Sentence
Sentence with no meaning
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Minor Sentence
Incomplete sentence which can be understood
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Rhetorical Questions
Questions that aren't to be awnsered
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Puns
Play on words, double meaning. eg, I'd tell you a chemistry joke but I know I wouldn't get a reaction.
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Metaphor
describe one thing as if it were something else 
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Similies
Compares two different things using like or as
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Sibilance
A type of alliteration in which the "s" sound is repeated.
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Rhyme
Correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines. Internal rhyme occours within a line of a verse.
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Assonance
Repeated vowel sound. Sets mood, often subconsiously
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Alliteration
Repetition of initial consonant sounds
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Onomatopea
Words that imitate the sound e.g. plop pow zoom
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Contraction
Indicates formality e.g. can't, won't.
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Pronouns
Tells us who is telling - 1st or 3rd person.
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Adverbs
describes a verb, adjective, or other adverb
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Adjectives
Words that describe nouns or pronouns.
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Verbs
Doing words, increases the sense of the pace of text.
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Nouns
People, Places or Thing
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Connotations
All the meanings, associations, or emotions that a word suggests. Can be positive or negative.
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Archaic words
Words no longer used.
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Creates a serious and informative mood. correctness and without casual, contracted, and colloquial forms.

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Formal

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Language used to convey insults or scorn

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Shape of writing

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Combined effects of all techniques used

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