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Unfamiliar Text Terminology 2020 1
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Informal language that is used in a particular culture
e.g- 'she'll be right mate'
Overstating a viewpoint, statement or idea e.g millions of students a day watch tv for 8 hours
When 2 opposite viewpoints, ideas or concepts are placed close to each other e.g. let us break the chains of shackle and nightmare of slavery and embrace the dreams of freedom
Understating a viewpoint e.g a few students will perhaps watch tv after school
Language that is used in a specific topic e.g music jargon-chords, bridges etc
Describing two unrelated things or ideas using 'like' or 'as' e.g the sun shimmered as if it were a diamond
Describing two unrelated things using direct comparison e.g the salesman was a shark
Giving human like qualities to a non human thing e.g Life dealt him a heavy blow.
Repeating the initial consonant of a group of words. e.g We've all heard of Richie Rich, and Morris Minor, but the latest and nastiest alliterative villain to slam our screens is Vicious Vinnie.
Repeating vowel sounds e.g Any fool thinks that school is cool.
Words sounding similar that are pleasant to the ear. e.g Bleep, bleep, bleep!
But I still want to sleep!
I was busy counting sheep,
Now I just want to weep.
Where the words used sound like the thing or concept being described. e.g Wind swishing or moaning in the treetops
frost crunching underfoot.
Repeating a word several times. e.g Trust is an important concept in society. If you can't trust friends not to blab your secrets all over school; if parents can't trust you enough to let you borrow the car - how can you survive in the modern world?
Phrases and groups of words are repeated. e.g I have a dream. I have a dream that the sons and daughters of former slaves
Bring the following stationery to school- a pen, pencil, eraser, sharpener, refill and vivid colours.
A command to do something/ take action e.g Buy now!
A question asked for effect, but not necessarily needing to be answered. e.g do you think that technology is effecting teenagers lives?
Pronoun to address the audience
Words used in place of people's names. e.g You are here tonight to witness the finals of the speech contest, where your sons and daughters face up to a great challenge.
Pronouns to include the audience
Words used in place of people's names. e.g We came here tonight to choose our town symbol. We don't want a clock - Alexandra has a clock. Let us choose our White Horse - it's ours and always will be.
Pronouns to exclude the audience
Words used in place of people's names. e.g So our elders want a curfew in Waimate. Let them have a curfew of 8 o'clock so that they can be out of the pubs and clubs and home with their families as well.
A word which has the opposite meaning to another. e.g Sad - happy
A play on words. There can be two ways of reading it. e.g A bird watcher was recently convicted of storking.
Show me a piano falling down a mineshaft and I'll show you A-flat minor. When a clock is hungry it goes back for seconds.
A word or phrase with a meaning that is the same as, or very similar to, another word or phrase. e.g Happy - joyful
Sad - unhappy, Nasty - mean
"Hey, you guys, let's cut loose tonight and paint the town red."
Choice of words packed with emotion.
Warm fuzzy words e.g Imagine the perfect scene, not a care in the world, walking down the street hand in hand with your adoring parents....they stop and buy you a $1.50 triple scoop choc dipped ice cream.....
Negative words e.g From a distance you see them appear, dressed in black, hair like knotted liquorice. Their top lips quiver and sneer in unison like Elvis with a toothache. They see you and appear to scowl and grunt at each other and point at you accusingly.
A phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force e.g For only ___ easy payments of $____! But wait! Order now and you also get ___! But wait, there's more! Actual results may vary.
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