GCSE English Language: Language Devices

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Question Answer
Onomatopoeia Effect words such as Bang are known as Onomatopoeia. These are used to create imagery
Hyperbole Used to increase the levels of emotion shown by the writer (such as the pin was as big as my toe.)
Personification Imagery, used to relate the writer to an object (for example the rain cried away)
Adjectives Used to create an image and often used to describe what something is
Vocabulary Imagery, Used to expand sentences with different types of language
Simile Imagery to describe something like or as something
Noun Provides the reader with the name or name of a place
Oxymoron Two opposing views of what the writer feels. For example 'I would be looking into its cute deep black eyes, and when you tell me to, I would smash its brains in.'
Repertition/ Rhetoric The writer can increase the importance of specific information
Emotive Language The writer can portray strong feelings to the reader.
Sibilance Uses imagery and humour but instead of corresponding letters it is just an 'S.' for example 'sizzling Sausages.'
Anecdote/ Analogy Imagery. The writer tells a short story to make the reader have a picture of what it is in their heads. For example 'I was with my sister one day and a sheep with guns came up to us.'
Three (Rule Of) This is used to persuade and reinforce. For example The colossal, magnificent, delicious, sandwich
Connectives Used to extend on an idea, to sequence, or to add ideas
Alliteration Imagery and humour with the same corresponding letter such as 'amazing architect.'
Metaphor Used to create an image or to create questions for the reader. Such as 'The Paper under my feet' to describe carpet.
Pun Humour and can show the writer is clever. For example 'New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group.'