English: stylistic devices and impacts
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or 'word-pictures' includes: personification, metaphor, similes, sensory language, adjectives, etc. Any place the writer puts an image or picture in your mind - 'we need a police force of children'.
How to write about it: 'this comic image shows that the adults' behaviour is so bad, and so warped that even a child can see it's wrong.'
touch, taste, smell, sights (colour, light, shape), sounds are used to create a vivid picture of the scene - to [increase whatever effect/theme the writer is trying to get across] Link this to sounds (sibilant, plosive, etc) wherever you can. Comment on if it's a positive mood - light, bright, soft; or negative - dull, harsh, uncomfortable.
How to write about it: 'the writer paints a negative picture of the scene with dull, depressing sensory language: 'brown' and thick, heavy words like 'sludge', 'slop' and 'shriek' which uses a sharp onomatopoeic sound to break, unpleasantly, into the mood.'