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Modal verb

a verb that expresses a possibility e.g should, could

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Verb

a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence e.g hear

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Adverb

a word or phrase that modifies the meaning of an adjective or verb
e.g gently

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Adjective

A word naming an attribute of a noun e.g sweet

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Common noun

a noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual e.g table

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Proper noun

a name used for an individual person, place, or organization e.g london

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Concrete noun

They are naming objects e.g phone, table

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Pronoun

a word that can function as a noun phrase used by itself e.g I, you

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Abstract noun

a noun denoting an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object e.g danger

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Personal pronoun

A word used instead of a noun to show a person or thing e.g he, she

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Phrase

A phrase is a short single piece of information

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Clause

A clause is a larger word group that includes a little more information

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Alliteration

the first letter of a word is repeated in words that follow and they have a similar sound

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Onomatopoeia

A word that sounds like the noise its describing

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Personification

Attributing a human quality to a thing or idea

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Collective noun

A count noun that denotes a group of individuals e.g Assembly

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Emotive language

Words chosen to bring an emotional response

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Pathetic fallacy

The environment reflects the mood of the character or scene e.g the fog crept evilly

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Connotations

Implied meanings suggested by a word rather than its literal meaning e.g red can imply anger

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Assonance

The repetition of vowels in a series of words e.g harsh bark

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Emphathize

To understand and share someone else's feelings

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Symbolism

The use of symbols to represent ideas or qualitites

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Motif

A pattern or recurring idea in an artistic work

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Slang

Informal words used in speech within a particular social group

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Jargon

Specialist language used by a profesion

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Narrative writing

A writing where something has to happen

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Descriptive writing

Describing an area of person