Language techniques for East is East
Terms in this set (20)
The occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of 2 or more words within the same sentence e.g. sweet birds sang
Repeating a word/phrase or main idea throughout a piece of writing to make the main point clearer. E.g. I have a dream...
Words or phrases that elicit an emotional response from the reader positive or negative e.g. 'Abandoned children found in filthy, flea-infested flat' or 'Brave Gran Risks Life.'
Rule of Three
Three related words or points are presented to each other for effect or repeat an idea three times e.g. Calm, considered, calculated. Education. Education. Education.'
Comparison of one thing to another using the words like or as e.g. her eyes sparkle like diamonds
A figure of speech where one thing is symbolic of something else e.g. Her eyes are stone
Words that when you pronounce them, this reflects the sound of the word it makes e.g. bang, crack, splash
Words that are considered offensive such as e.g. bastard, bitch, ****ing
The attribution of a human characteristic to something non-human e.g. The wind whistled.
The fact of two things being place close together with contrasting effect for irony, humour or sadness e.g. all's fair in love and war.
Words/ideas intended to create amusement. Purpose to break the monotony serious tone.
Words you use to replace proper nouns e.g. Mrs, he, she I, you
Extreme exaggeration to make a point for emphasis or humour e.g. Amazon makes zillions of profit per second
Lone words (Words from another language)
Words adopted by the speaker of a language from a different language e.g. puther son/youngster in Punjabi
The use of symbols to represent ideas/quality e.g. rock to symbolise someone who is strong and reliable.
Everyday language e.g. don't know, can't be sure
Action words e.g. jump, beat, strike, skip
Describing words e.g. sparkling, dismal, happy
The audience knows something the characters don't e.g. someone is going to break up with another character.
Expression of one's meaning by using language that signifies the opposite for humorous or emphatic effort e.g. don't go overboard