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Written Language- Examples of Language Features

Match the language feature with the correct example.
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Alliteration
The quiet killer can't escape the clutches of the cops.
Assonance
Beanz meanz Heinz.
Consonance
'And frightful a nightfall folded rueful a day...'
Onomatopoeia
Snap, crackle and pop!
Rhythm
The curfew tolls the knell of parting day.
Rhyme
Jack Sprat could eat no fat.
Anaphoric reference
A chance meeting by moonlight, a street-side cafe and the artists' garret- they all come alive through Puccini's music.
Cataphoric reference
If you want it, you can take my book.
Deictic reference
You should sit over here.
Front focus
A chance meeting by moonlight, a street-side cafe and the artists' garret- they all come alive through Puccini's music.
End focus
Lawyers for former Gold Coast doctor Mohamed Haneef have welcomed the resignation of Australian Federal Police Commissioner Mick Keelty.
Antithesis
"The more I feed him, the skinnier he seems to look!"
Listing
You may bring the following items into your exam; pens, pencils, highlighters, erasers, sharpeners and rulers only.
Parallelism
The textile workers are angry that their jobs are disappearing and that their employers refuse to talk.
Nominalisation
The agreement regarding the commencement of the new highway was greeted with dismay by the residents.
Active voice
Our employees in the factory ensure their work is top quality.
Passive voice
The house was auctioned on the weekend.
Subordination
"Memory is deceptive because it is coloured by today's events." (Albert Einstein)
Coordination
The gardens were beautifully manicured but the paving was a mess.
Conversion
It's a given that the Saints will win the Grand Final rematch.
Affixation
We'll just hang-out here and chillax.
Compounding
Did you see Masterchef on Sunday?
Acronym
PIN
Irony
An employee of Metro was fired after regularly being late to work. His excuse? "My train was late"!
Metaphor
The sky wept.
Oxymoron
a gentle tyrant.
Simile
the moon is like a silver disk.
Personification
the walls have ears.
Puns
"Curl up and Dye" Hairdressers.
Understatement
Dame Edna was a tad overdressed.
Symbolism
James gave Judy some red roses to show that he loved her.
Paradox
Hitler was a vegeterian and an animal lover.
Overstatement
I love chocolate so much I want to marry it!
Synonymy
vampire, parasite, bloodsucker, Dracula.
Antonymy
"You always pass failure on the way to success."
Collocations
The current political situation is anything but crystal clear.
Idiom
It was always going to be a one horse race
Semantic field
fish, bait, hook, rod, reel.