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Language features and their effect

Alliteration Gives variation in sentences, which interest the reader. It can also be used to make a particular point 'stand out'.
Direct Address Involves the reader in the text and makes them thing harder about what the text is 'saying'.
Ellipses Can demonstrate a more relaxed register and an informal way of writing making the text more personal.
Emotive language This helps involve the reader and keeps them interested in reading on.
Facts Used to demonstrate or emphasise a writer's point by providing evidence to support claims.
First person narrative Make the text more personal, which interests the reader as they may feel like they can 'relate' to the writer or that they 'know' them somehow.
Five senses Gives more detail to text and helps create an image within the reader's mind.
Hyperbole Can be used to emphasise a point, express a strong emotion, or evoke humour due to the exaggeration.
List of three Helps to emphasise the point of the text and involved the reader by giving a variation in sentence structures.
Metaphor Helps create an image within the reader's mind, which helps interest them in the text.
Personification Gives a more detailed image in the mind of the reader much like a simile or metaphor whilst keeping the reader interested through varied devices.
Punctuation Helps structure sentences as well as intonation clues. These variations keep the reader interested and engaged.
Repetition Used to emphasise a certain point and usually makes a text more powerful.
Rhetorical question Used to engage and involve the reader by making them think.
Short sentences Makes information snappy and quick which can make certain points 'stand out' more or give variation within the text to keep the reader interested.
Simile Helps create an image within the reader's mind, which helps interest them in the text.
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