Unfamiliar Text Terms

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1 English (Unfamiliar Text) Note on Unfamiliar Text Terms, created by mckenziedev on 09/09/2013.

Created by mckenziedev about 6 years ago
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Unfamiliar Text Terms

Adjectives Carry connotations and used to build an image (often positive) in the reader's mind.Metaphor Can visualise object clearly due to comparisonPersonification Brings the object to life by allowing us to assign it human aspects Hyperbole Stressed for effect and can emphasise the mood/toneSimilie The image of the object is heightened through the comparisonPun Idea/image is humorous/memorable through the play on wordsAlliteration Sound created reinforces image/idea being conveyedAssonance Sound created reinforces image/idea being conveyedOnomatopoeia Sound of the word suggests the actionRhyme Rhyme places stress/emphasis on particular words for effectRhythm The movement of the line reinforces the ideas/images of the poemRhetorical Questions May require the reader to question their opinion, be light-hearted or consider a new ideaTone Influences the way a reader feels about the subject matter or the charactersCliché The group of words is familiar to the reader and therefore understandable. The reader may get a sense of being spoken to directly or empathised with.Emotive Language Influences the way a reader feels about the subject matter or the charactersColloquialism Writer/speaker is seen to be casual, having laid-back attitude; establishes an informal tone/relationshipImagery The words enable reader to better visualise images/feelings being conveyedIrony Can be humourous. May express writer's attitude/tone to their subjectSlang Expresses a mood/attitude for that groupRepetition Idea/message emphasised/highlighted by writer/speakerJargon Expresses knowledge and expertise in a particular areaSuperlative Object/person is seen to have the best qualitiesImperative Reader directly addressed and encouraged to act1st Person Singular Pronoun Using the pronoun 'I' directly addresses the reader1st Person Plural Pronoun Unites reader by allowing us to feel included2nd Person Singular or Plural Pronoun Includes reader in event, allowing us to be part of the experienceEuphemism Something which can be difficult to express is made more acceptable

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