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What is syntactical parallelism?

Deliberate repetition of a word or phrase at the BEGINNING of phrases or sentences

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What is an antistrophe?

The deliberate repetition of a word or phrase and the END of a phrase or a sentence

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What is jargon?

Specialised lexis for the particular topic

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What is a personal pronoun?

A word that refers to a person

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Describe emotive language

Language that deliberately heightens the receiver's sense of emotion

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What is a metaphor?

A comparison of two things that are different

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What is a simile?

A comparison of two things that are different using 'like' or 'as'

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Describe personification

Giving human characteristics to inanimate objects

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What is a rhetorical question?

Purposely asking a question where the answer is obvious to the reader's to emphasise the point being made

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What is a hyperbole?

Speech using deliberate exaggeration to evoke strong feelings in the receiver that is not intended literally

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What is a rhetorical triplet?

Consecutive grouping of three words or phrases to emphasise a particular point