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Onomatopoeia

A word that has a sound associated with it

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Verb

A word used to describe an action : eating

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Adverb

A word that modifies the meaning of an adjective

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Adjective

A word that describes a place, person or thing

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Noun

A word used to describe any class of people or place

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Common noun

A noun denoting a class of objects

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Proper noun

A noun used for an individual person, place or organisation

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Collective noun

A noun that denotes a group of individuals

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Hyperbole

An exaggerated phrase

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Concrete noun

Can be identified in the five senses

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Personal pro noun

Contrasts a person

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Imperative

Denoting/command word

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Superlative

Of the highest quality or degree

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Oxymoron

A figure if speech that contradicts itself

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Monlogue

A long speech in a play or movie

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Subordinate clause

Introduced by conjunction

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Colloquial

Used in ordinary or familiar environments

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Preposition

Describes the position of something

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Dramatic irony

Something the reader already knows

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Main clause

A phrase that can make a full sentence on its own

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Determiners

A person or thing that determines or decides something

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Protagnonist

The leading character in a play

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Phrase

A group of words that are part of a sentence

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Alliteration

Two words beginning with the same letter

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Personification

A non human object given human qualities

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Foreboding

A feeling that something bad will happen

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Symbolism

The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities

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Motif

A pattern or recurring idea in an artistic work

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Slang

Informal words used mostly in speech within a particular social group

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Jargon

Specialist language

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Narrative writing

Narrative writing tells a story or part of a story. Descriptive writing vividly portrays a person, place, or thing in such a way that the reader can visualize the topic and enter into the writer's experience

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Descriptive writing

The primary purpose of descriptive writing is to describe a person, place or thing in such a way that a picture is formed in the reader's mind. Capturing an event through descriptive writing involves paying close attention to the details by using all of your five senses.