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Register

the level of formality

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Polysyllabic

words with more than one- syllable

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Demotic

regular language

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Slang

informal, colloquial language

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Jargon

subject specific lexis

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Polysyndeton

repetition of 'and' in a sentence

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Personification

giving inatimate objects human qualities

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Dynamic verbs

a verb which shows a progressive action

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Figurative language

devices focusing on imagery and making analogies between objects and concepts -e.g. metaphor, simile

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Semantic field

groups of lexis which have a unified theme

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Superlative

saying that something is the best or worst it can be

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Anaphora

repetition of lexis at the start of a sequence of clauses (rhetoric device)

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Tone

the emotive voice/attitude behind a text

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Intensifier

modify adjectives or adverbs by heightening the emotive content

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Monosyllabic lexis

one-syllable words

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Hyperbole

exaggeration

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Antithesis

opposites within a clause

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Hypophora

question that is answered by the writer/speaker (rhetoric device)

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Colloquial

everyday language

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Repetition

lexis or grammatical structures used more than once for effect

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Epistrophe

repetition of lexis at the end of a sequence of clauses (rhetoric device)

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Emotive language

lexis used to create a specific emotion in the reader

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Triplet

three adjectives or verbs in a sequence

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Syntactic Parallelism

repetition of the same syntax (rhetoric device)

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Apposition

noun or noun phrase which is immediately followed by a noun or noun phrase for clarification (rhetoric device)

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Rhetorical question

question which does not require an answer (rhetoric device)

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Archaic

words which are less common in colloquial language

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Noun

person, place, thing etc.

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Taboo language

socially unacceptable language

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Pronoun

takes the place of a noun