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Verb

A verb is a word describing an action, state or occurrence.

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Modal verbs

A verb that expresses the need or possibility to do something.

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Adverb

A word that changes the meaning of a verb, adjective or another adverb.

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Adjective

A word adding description to a noun.

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Alliteration

The beginning of two or more words start with the same sound.

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Onomatopoeia

A word that is the noise it is describing.

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Personification

Giving human characteristics to an inanimate object.

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Foreshadowing

When something is said, which is linked to something that is going to happen.

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Pathetic fallacy

When the weather or setting are personified.

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Foreboding

A feeling that something bad is going to happen.

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Dramatic irony

When the audience, or the reader knows something that the character doesn't.

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Fronted adverbial

A word that can be used at the beginning of a sentence to add description.

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Determiner

Changing the meaning of a noun or a noun group.

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Prepositions

A word used to link nouns and pronouns together.
Eg:on.

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Sentence fragment

Words that look like a sentence but aren't, as they don't have a verb or a subject.

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Concrete noun

A noun that you prove with one of your sense.

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Assonance

The same vowel is repeated but the consonants are different

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Dissonance

A discordant combinations of sounds

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Irony

Humorous or sarcastic use of words or ideas, implying they men the opposite of what was said.

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Pathos

Language that evokes feeling of pity or sorrow.

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Tone

A writers tone of can change the feeling/mood of the tex.

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Monologue

When ONE character speaks or thinks by themselves, usually to show their importance or their state of mind.

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Hyperbole

Deliberate exaggeration, for literary purposes, not to be taken literally.

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Symbolism

The use of symbol to represent ideas or qualities

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Motif

A pattern or recurring ideas in a artistic work.

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Slang

Infromal words used mostly in speech within a particular social group.

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Jargon

Specialist language that normal people wont understand.

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Descriptive writing.

DESCRIPTIVE WRITING is the clear description of people, places, objects, or events using appropriate details

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Narrative writing.

A narrative or story is a report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, or still or moving images, or both.