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evocative/descriptive phrases

language which brings strong memories or images to mind

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noun

thing

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adjectives

words which describe a noun

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adverbs

words which describe a verb

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verb

doing word

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semantic fields

words related to a paticular topic

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connotations

what we associate with a paticular word

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figurative language

language intended to create an image, association, or other effect

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simile

e.g. his eyes were shining like stars

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metaphor

e.g. his eyes were shining stars

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personification

giving human characteristics to an object

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zoomorphic metaphor

describing something as an animal

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emotive language

language meant to provoke a reaction

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alliteration

repeated vowel sounds

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consance

repeated consonant sounds

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onomatopoeia

when words sound like their meaning

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hyperbole

exaggeration for effect

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triadic structures

when the writer uses three adjectives to describe somehting

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symbolism

when an object is used to represent an abstract idea/emotion/theme

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irony

the use of words to express something different from and often opposite to their literal meaning or the incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs.

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rhetorical questions

questions asked for effect

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allusion

short reference to a person, event, other novel

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metre

the regular patterning of the alternation of long and short, stressed and unstressed syllables.

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cohersion

belonging together

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imperfect rhymes

dens/sirens

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unaccented rhymes

matter/lover

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accented rhymes

cover/shovel

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consonant rhymes

dump/damp