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noun (noun phrase)

a word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things ( common noun ), or to name a particular one of these ( proper noun ).

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verb (verb phrase)

A doing word

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adjective (adjectival phrase)

A describing word that DOES NOT describe an action

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adverb (adverbial phrase)

A phrase that begins with a adverb, that describes how something is down

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Simile

When you say something is like something else

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Metaphor

a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.

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Personification

When you make a non living thing seem living

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Pathetic fallacy

When the weather and setting is described in a way the helps set the mood

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Alliteration

the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

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Colloquial language

Language that may include slang, it is nit very formal and is used by ordinary common people

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Imagery

Descriptive language used to make the thing being described more easy to picture in your mind

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Fact(statistics)

Information that is proven and that is accurate

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Imperative verb

A "bossy" verb demanding for something

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Rhetorical question

A question that does not require an answer

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Hyperbole

exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally

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Symbolism

S

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Oxymoron

Two opposite meaning words go in-front of one and other e.g:
the same difference, cruel to be kind ...

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comparative adjective

An adjective that compares 2 objects, sentences would be like:
Noun (subject) + verb + comparative adjective + than + noun (object).

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superlative adjective

An adjective that compares three or more nouns.

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Modal verb

verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs are:
must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might...