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Adjective
A describing word. It describes a noun.
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Adverb
Describes a verb. A doing verb. Usually 'ly' at the end of the word.
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Pre modifier
A pre modifier is a word that is placed before the word it modifies.
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Post modifier
A modifier that follows the word or phrase it limit or qualifies.
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Noun
It's a name
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Pronoun
A pronoun replaces a noun. Eg it, he, she, you & they.
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Verb
A word to describe an action.
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Exclamatory sentence
A type of sentence that expresses strong feelings by making an exclamation
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Declarative sentence
Statement!
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Imperative sentence
Command
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Interrogative sentence
A sentence that asks a question
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Asyndetic listing
With a comma instead of a conjunction
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Syndetic listing
Connected by a conjunction
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Metaphor
When something is something else
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Semantic fields
A lexical set of semantically related items
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Simile
Using 'like' or 'as'
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Hyperbole
Exaggeration
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Pathetic fallacy
The attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things or animals.
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Personification
Brining objects to life
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Cliché
A phrase or opinion that is overused & betrays lack of original thought.
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Colloquialism
A word or phrase that is not formal or literary, typically one used in ordinary or familiar conversation
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Imagery
Describing an image (what it looks like)
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Oxymoron
A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.
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Symbolism
The underline meaning of a text
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Irony
The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite.
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Ambiguity
Uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language.
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Alliteration
Same first letter for at least three words.
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Elliptical sentence
Using or involving ellipsis
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Adverb

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Describes a verb. A doing verb. Usually 'ly' at the end of the word.

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Pre modifier

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Post modifier

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Noun

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