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Verb

A doing or being word

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Adverb

a word or phrase that modifies the meaning of an adjective, verb, or other adverb

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Adjective

a word naming an attribute of a noun

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Common noun

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

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Proper noun

Name of an individual

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Collective noun

A noun referring to a group of individuals

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Abstract noun

A word referring to an idea or concept, not something physical

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Pronoun

a word that can function as a noun phrase used by itself and that refers either to the participants in the discourse (e.g. I, you ) or to someone or something mentioned elsewhere in the discourse (e.g. she, it, this ).

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Concrete noun

Concrete nouns are things that you can experience through your five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch

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Personal pronoun

each of the pronouns in English ( I, you, he, she, it, we, they, me, him, her, us, and them ) comprising a set that shows contrasts of person, gender, number, and case.

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Phrase

a small group of words standing together as a conceptual unit, typically forming a component of a clause.

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Clause

a unit of grammatical organization next below the sentence in rank and in traditional grammar said to consist of a subject and predicate.

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Alliteration

The repetition of the same letter or sound at the beginning of a group of words

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Onomatopoeia

A word that is associated with the sound it makes
E.g. Bang

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Personification

When you give something not human, human qualities

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Pathetic Fallacy

the attribution of human feelings and responses to inanimate things or animals, usually the weather!

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Foreboding

implying that something bad is going to happen

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Dramatic Irony

When the audience know something the character(s) don't

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Foreshadowing

A warning or indication of a future event

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Modal verbs

Verb that expresses necessity

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Fronted adverbial

'Fronted' adverbials are 'fronted' because they have been moved to the front of the sentence, before the verb.

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Agent noun

An agent noun defines who or what is carrying out the action of a verb. It is usually spelt with the suffix -er.

E.g. driver

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Cliché

A cliché is a phrase used over and over, to the point that it betrays a lack of original thought.

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Empathize

To understand and share someone else's feelings

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Motif

a pattern or recurring idea in an artistic
work.

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Symbolism

the use of symbols to represent
ideas or qualities.

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Slang

Informal words used mostly in speech within a particular social group

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Jargon

Specialist language. When someone is talking in a way not understood by others.

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Colloquialism

General informal language. Understood by all.

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Narrative Structure

A narrative or story is a report of connected event

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Descriptive Writing

Describing a scene or person without moving everywhere. Wether that is physically or metaphorically