Language Techniques Flashcards

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What is an adjective?

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a word that describes a noun e.g. beautiful

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What is an adverb?

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a word that describes a verb e.g. quickly

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What is a noun?

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a word to identify places, people or things e.g. table

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What is a verb?

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a word to describe an action e.g. jumping

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What is a compound sentence?

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a sentence that uses two clauses joined together by a connective e.g. The photograph was blurry and it only contained one person.

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What is a discourse marker?

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a word or phrase that joins words, phrases, sentences or ideas. e.g. However, also, furthermore.

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What is a metaphor?

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a comparison showing the similarity between two quite different things, where one is described as the other, for example, The sky was a shimmering fabric full of sparkle and colour.

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What is onomatopoeia?

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the use of words that imitate or suggest what they stand for, for example, bang, pop.

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What is a triple?

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the grouping of three words or phrases, used to create rhythm, or emphasis. For example, it was intriguing, fascinating and curious.

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What is personification?

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giving something non-human, human qualities or emotions. For example, the trees danced in the wind.

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What is a pronoun?

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a word used to replace a noun, often to avoid repetition. E.g. he/she/you/it/them

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What is a rhetorical question?

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a question asked for dramatic effect and not intended to get an answer. E.g. How would this make you feel?

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What is a simile?

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a comparison showing the similarity between two quite different things, stating that one is like the other, for example, his hand was like ice.

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What are statistics?

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using specific numbers or percentages to support a point. E.g. 80% of people would agree that…

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What is alliteration?

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repeating words with the same first letter or sound. E.g. It was great and glorious.

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What is an anecdote?

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using personal stories to support a point. E.g. Last week, on my way to school…..

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What is repetition?

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Repeating a word/phrase for effect. E.g. Unfair. This is unfair and wrong.

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What is emotive language?

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Language that makes the reader feel a strong emotion. E.g. The puppy was left abandoned and alone.

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What is a simple sentence?

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a sentence that contains one main clause. E.g. London is a rare treasure.

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What is a minor sentence?

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a sentence that does not contain all of the grammatical components of a simple sentence. E.g. London.

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What is a complex sentence?

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a sentence that contains two or more clauses. E.g. Some people, mainly from the countryside, feel that London is too busy and crowded.

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What is a clause?

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a clause consists of a subject and a verb. E.g. She ran to the shop.