Fiction Language Features
English (Year 12)
Assorted Language Features
Rhetorical questions: Rhetorical questions are questions asked for effect or to make a point, rather than to elicit an actual answer. They are often used in speeches or writing to engage the audience and create emphasis.
Rhyme: Rhyme is the repetition of similar sounds in two or more words, usually at the end of each line of poetry or in a song. It can be used to create a musical or rhythmic effect.
Alliteration: Alliteration is the repetition of the same sound at the beginning of several words in a phrase or sentence. It is used to create a musical or rhythmic effect, and can also be used to emphasize certain words or ideas.
Pun: A pun is a play on words that creates humor by using a word or phrase that has multiple meanings or sounds similar to another word. It is often used in jokes and can be a clever way to create wordplay.
Assonance: Assonance is the repetition of similar vowel sounds in words that are close together in a sentence or phrase. It is used to create a musical or rhythmic effect, and can also be used to emphasize certain words or ideas.
Allusion: An allusion is a reference to a well-known person, place, event, or piece of literature. It is often used in writing to create a cultural reference or make a comparison.
Cliché: A cliché is an overused or unoriginal phrase or expression. It is often used to convey a common idea or sentiment, but can also be seen as unoriginal or lacking in creativity.
Onomatopoeia: Onomatopoeia is the use of words that imitate or suggest the sound of what they describe. It is often used in writing to create a vivid image or sensory experience.
Repetition: Repetition is the use of the same word, phrase, or sentence multiple times in a piece of writing or speech. It can be used to emphasize a point, create a rhythm or pattern, or create a memorable phrase.
Descriptive language: Descriptive language is language that describes or creates a visual image of a person, place, or thing. It is often used in writing to create a vivid image or sensory experience for the reader.
Connotative language: Connotative language is language that carries an emotional or cultural association beyond its literal definition. It is often used in writing to create a particular tone or mood, or to convey an implied meaning.
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