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Aliteration

Alliteration is the use of the same sounds starting a series of words or syllables.

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Pun

A pun is when a word is used which has two meanings at the same time, which results in humour.

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Hyperbole

A hyperbole is an exaggerated statement used for effect and not to be taken literally.

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Sarcasm

Sarcasm is a sneering or cutting remark. It is a harsh use of irony aimed to wound.

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Rhetorical Question

A rhetorical question is a question that is asked for the purpose of making a point rather than receiving a response.

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Emotive Language

Dramatic verbs and adjectives are used to help the readers become emotionally involved in the piece. Words that create a clear mental image for the reader are used.

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Expert Opinion

Quotes from experts in a field related to that topic used to strengthen an argument.

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Inclusive Language

Inclusive language generalises and attempts to include you in the situation. It attempts to make you feel responsible or bad if you do not agree.

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Patriotic Appeals

Patriotic appeals uses language that attempts to persuade you that all Australian would agree or support that statement. Also encourages national pride

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Anecdote

An anecdote is story from the authors’ personal experience or from every day life used to help stress a point.

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Personification

When an object that is not human is given human characteristics.

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Oxymoron

Oxymorons are two contrasting words put together, which have a non-parallel structure.

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Metaphor

When one thing is called another to suggest a resemblance (but not literally applicable). Typically uses the words “is” or “was”.

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Simile

When one thing is likened to another to suggest a resemblance (but not literally applicable). Typically uses the words “like” and “as”.

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Idiom

Idioms are phrases that aren't taken literally. They must be popular phrases, that most people would be familiar with.

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Paradox

A paradox is a statement containing conflicting truths, often seeming absurd or contradictory.

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Irony

When something is said, but the opposite is done.

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Statistics

Figures, true statements, graphs and photos that can be used as evidence. All results must be accurate.