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Rhythm

A strong, regular repeated pattern of movement or sound.

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Pun

The pun, is a form of word play that suggests two or more meanings

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Ambiguity

Doubtful need or uncertainty of meaning or intention

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Connotation

An idea or feeling that a word gives you in addition to its primary meaning

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Denotation

The literal or primary meaning of the word in contrast to feelings or ideas that the word suggests

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Declarative

A declarative sentence is used to convey information or make statements

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Graphology

The study of handwriting, and the expression of a writer’s character, personality, and abilities

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Pragmatics

Pertaining a practical point of view or consideration

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Complex sentence structure

A sentence that has an independent clause as well as a dependent clause. e.g. Though he was very rich, he was still very unhappy.

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Compound sentence structure

A sentence that has two or more clauses. e.g. “A man walks to the station, whilst whistling his favourite tune.

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Simple sentence structure

A sentence that only has one clause. e.g. “A man walks to the station”

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Rhyme

Similarity of sound between words or the ending words, especially when these are used to end lines of poetry.

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Consonance

Refers to repetition of sounds produced by consonants within a sentence or phrase eg: pitter, patter

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Assonance

Repetition of vowel sounds to create internal rhymes within sentences or phrases eg: frail, trailed - does not have to be a rhyme as a rhyme depends on consonant and vowels (resemblance of sound between syllables of nearby words, arising particularly from the rhyming of two or more stressed vowels, but not consonants (e.g. sonnet, porridge ), but also from the use of identical consonants with different vowels (e.g. killed, cold, culled )

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Modifier

A word or group of words that describes or limits a verb, noun, adjective, or adverb

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Abstract noun

A noun denoting an idea, quality, or state rather than a concrete object

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Concrete noun

A noun which can be identified through someone's senses such as touch, sight, smell. For example a phone is a concrete noun, you can touch it, feel it.

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Symbol

Something used for or regarded as representing something else

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Grammatical utterance

Incomplete sentence or word

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Modal verbs

an auxiliary verb that expresses necessity or possibility. English modal verbs include must, shall, will, should, would, can, could, may, and might.

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Phonology

the system of contrastive relationships among the speech sounds that constitute the fundamental components of a language

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Text

A book or other written or printed work, regarded in terms of its content rather than its physical form

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Discourse

Written or spoken communication or debate, communication of thought through words

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Lexis

The total stock of words in a language

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Semantics

the branch of linguistics and logic concerned with meaning. The two main areas are logical semantics, concerned with matters such as sense and reference and presupposition and implication, and lexical semantics, concerned with the analysis of word meanings and relations between them.

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Syntax

The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language.