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Language features

For the exam

Simile A comparison between two things introduced by the words of like or as
Metaphor A direct comparison of one thing with another without the use of like or as
Personification Giving human characteristics to a non-human for example an animal or an-inmate object
Alliteration A repeated consonant of sound. Helps emphasise the meaning
Assonance A repeated similar vowel sound.
Onomatopoeia A word whose sound reflects on the meaning like echoes it.
Pun A joke arising from words that looks the same or sounds the same.
Colloquialism A word or phrase used in speech but not dignified in formal writing or speech
Compound words 2 words joined together to make up a name e.g- surise
Hyperbole A deliberate exaggeration for effect e.g- ┬┤I have done a tone of homework┬┤
Narrative view point The point of view, It is like the narrator is talking
Repetition words,phrases or sentences are repeated for emphasis
Rhetorical question A question that does not require an anwer
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