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English Language Features
Terms in this set (44)
short story of an amusing or interesting event
comparison not using like or as
new word or expression. A word used with new meaning
the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words
a word that spells a sound
word formed from initials
Words that have similar or the same meaning
a play on words, often achieved through the use of words with similar sounds but different meanings
Repeating a word or phrase, or rewording the same idea
Comparison using like or as
the collection and classification of data that are in the form of numbers
an overused saying or idea
informal words or expressions not usually acceptable in formal writing
the delierate use of strong emotive words to play on readers' feelings. Language that carries strong emotion
a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
Includes reader/audience by assuming 'we all agree or disagree.'
A list of associated ideas or things
Words with opposite meanings
a sentence with one independent clause
a sentence with two or more independent clauses
a sentence that includes one independent clause and at least one dependent clause
an unfinished sentence.
a group of words that do not make sense on their own. needs a simple sentence to complete it.
person, place, thing, or idea
replaces a noun, Eg. I, she, he etc.
names an idea, quality, action, or feeling
an action word
describes a noun
a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
giving human qualities to animals or objects
The repetition of vowel sounds
a word that joins two phrases or sentences
shows a relationship between a noun (or pronoun) and other words in a sentences eg. to, by, over
expresses emotion eg. ah, whoops, ouch
repeated pattern in the wording
Shortened form of a word
The actual spoken words are written down
A statement that hints at something bad about another person
The things and actions that are literally (really) there in the scene being described.
Words which are used in their simplest, most basic meaning eg. The literal meaning of "over the moon" is "above the moon". The non-literal meaning is "really happy"
A statement that puts together two ideas that seem to be opposite in meaning, but which makes sense if you think about it
Words used to name the writer and reader eg. I, we, you
A wise old saying
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