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TermDefinition
Figurative Language Any language that creates images; metaphors, symbolism, similes, personification, pathetic fallacy.
Word classes Different types of words; nouns, verbs, adjectives, ect.
Connotations Underlying meanings of words. Its what a single word/phrase is able to infer e.g. snake=evil,danger.
Semantic fields A set of words, grouped by meaning referring to a specific subject.
Repetition Whereby some words/phrases are repeated
Accent The characteristic pronunciation features and speech rhythms of a speaker usually related to regional or social influences.
Dialect A variety of a particular language characterised by distinctive features of accent, grammar and vocabulary. Used by people from a particular geographical or social group.
Syntax The way words are combines to create sentences.
Punctuation Devises such as commas, fullstops, colons, which help make sense of writing.
Point of view A judgement, opinion, style of writing taken by someone.
Elipsis The omission of a part of a sentence.
Pronoun Instead of using names e.g. he, it. Many different types; possessive, reflexive.
Discourse markers Words/phrases that give structure to speech or writing, enabling a writer or speaker to develop ideas, relate one point to another or move from one idea to the next.
Simple sentences Contains subject and a verb and expresses a complete thought.
Compound sentences Two independent clauses joined together by a conjunction or punctuation.
Complex sentences Consists of an independent clause and a dependent clause. The sentence will only have 1 independent clause but maybe more then 1 dependent clause.
Adjective Describes a noun
Verb Action or being word. Past, present, future, continuous, dynamic, static.
Chaining The linking of adjacency pairs to build up a conversation.
Elision The running together of two words or the omission of parts of words
Hedge Words such as maybe or perhaps used to soften the impact of whats said.
Created by: NikitaGardner on 2014-04-17



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