Unfamiliar Text features - Level 1
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Repeated consonant sounds, usually at the beginning of a word or stressed syllable.
Repeated vowel sounds in words.
A word, spelling or construction that is old fashioned.
Overused expression; any phrase not fresh and original.
Words which have an emotional association, stirring up emotions within an audience.
A mild and indirect word that is used to replace a harsh or embarrassing word.
Non-literal or imaginative meaning of the word rather than its actual meaning.
A command or order.
Question asked for effect.
Specialised language used in an occupation or interest group
Comparison made directly without 'like' or 'as' between two things that are not usually associated.
Any text which criticises people or ideas by laughing at their stupidity.
Sound of the word resembles the meaning of the word.
Two words placed side by side that appear to contradict each other.
Kind of metaphor in which a non-human object/idea is given human characteristics.
Play on words, often to create humour.
Repeats whole word or phrase or line to increase the effect, part of which is based on the sound of the meaning.
Comparison between two things using the words 'like' or 'as'.
Vocabulary used by a group of people that is unique to them.
Distinctive and easily remembered phrase, often used in advertisements.
Fixed or over simplified idea of a person.
Author's attitude towards the subject matter.
The use of phrases that cannot be translated literally into another language but which are understood by the native speaker.
A new word created by the initial letters of the phrase.
A word of similar meaning.
The deliberate juxtaposition of opposite ideas in parallel words, phrases or grammatical structures.
An object or word used to represent a wider quality or concept.
An indirect reference to event or text that is assumed to be well known to both the writer and reader.
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The method of expression in which the ordinary meaning of the word is more or less the opposite of what the author intends.
First person, second person, third person.
Past, present, future
Literal meaning of a word
Implied or suggested meaning of a word.
The arrangement of words in sentences, the correct use of parts of speech, often for a deliberate effect - tone/mood, create energy/style or to withhold information until end of sentence.
A direct address to a person or personified idea
A word or phrase signifying a sign or mark representing something else.
The repetition of the consonant s or z to give a hissing sound.
The repetition of sounds at the end of lines or within a line.
The use of syllables to adjust the speed of which something is read.
The comparison between two things is continued beyond the first point of comparison
Repetition of words, phrasing, rhymes (poetry), sentence structure
Imagery, simile, metaphor, personification, emotive, euphemism, pun, cliche, symbol, rhetorical question, antithesis, apostrophe, oxymoron, hyperbole
Alliteration, sibilance, assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia, rhythm, rhyme
Name of something you cannot see, touch or measure
Describes a noun
Gives information about a verb
Name of a group of objects, people or creatures
Language that is used in casual conversation
Word that links two or more sentences into a single sentence
Tells us the position or place of something in relation to something else
Name of person, place etc.
Used in place of a noun
Very informal language that is usually vivid, playful and short-lived.
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