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Verb

A word used to describe a action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence.

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Adverb

It describes a verb.

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Adjectives

A describing word that describes a Noun.

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Common Noun

A noun denoting a class of objects.

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Proper Noun

A name used for an individual person, place or organization. Using a capital letter.

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Pronoun

A word that can function as a noun phrase used by itself and that refers either to the participants. e.g I, You or She, it, this

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Personal Pronoun

Shows a set that shows contrasts of person, gender, number, and case.

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Abstract Noun

A noun that can sense something that doesn't use one of the senses, also denoting the idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object

e.g. Truth, Jealousy, Danger, Happiness.

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Concrete Noun

A noun denoting a material object rather than an abstract quality, state, or action

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Collective Noun

A noun that shows a group of people or objects.

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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

Clauses are units of grammar that contain at least one verb and a subject. A clause, therefore, contains a single verb group. A clause is different than a phrase.

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Alliteration

The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.

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Onomatopoeia

A word from a sound associated with what is named

E.g. Bang, Pewww, Sizzle

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Personification

The attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something non-human, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form

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Narrative

A written story or account.

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Narrative Voice

The person telling the story and their point of view.

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Perspective

A particular view of something.

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Structural Feature

A feature that helps to structure a text.

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Assonance

The same vowel sound is repeated but the consonants are different.

E.g He passed her a sharp, dark glance, shot a cool, foolish look across the room.

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Dialect

The version of language spoken by particular people in a particular area, such as Scots.

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Irony

The humorous or sarcastic use of words or ideas, implying the opposite of what they mean.

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Pathos

Language that evokes feelings of pity or sorrow.

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Symbolism

the use of symbols to represent ideas or
qualities.

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Motif

a pattern or recurring idea in an artistic work.

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Slang

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

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Colloquial

A general informal language.

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Jargon

special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand. e.g if a doctor starts telling a load of medical words you would just ask what is wrong with you.

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Narrative Writing

Writing to tell a story, usually involves a progressive action, physical or abstract

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Descriptive Writing

Writing purely to put an image in the readers mind or create a scene, no real element of story telling needs to be involved