English Techniques


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English Techniques
  1. Alliteration
    1. What it is: It is the repetition of the same consonant sound in words occuring near one another
      1. The effect: Creates a sense of movement, atmosphere, tone and often speeds up the pace.
        1. Examples: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers
        2. Onomatopeoia
          1. What it is: is a word that imitates the sound it represents.
            1. Effect: It creates a sense of realism or action.
              1. Examples: crunch, zap, boom, tick-tock, whoosh, tap tap tap, splash
              2. Similes
                1. What it is: an expression compering one thing from another using like of as
                  1. Effect: Creates a visual image that helps a particular tone, atmosphere or feeling
                    1. Examples: Your as smelly as a dirty sock, You look as hot as the sun
                    2. Metaphors
                      1. What it is: Comparing two unlike things without using the words like or as
                        1. Examples: He was a statue waiting for the news, I wish you weren't always such a chicken
                          1. Effect: "He was a statue" is to convey the sense of anticipation the subject was experiencing when waiting for the news
                          2. Personification
                            1. What it is: When a writer gives human quality to animals and objects
                              1. Effects: Creates familiar connection with the audience
                                1. Examples: My car drank the gas in one gulp, the picture of Jesus on the wall glared at me as if I did something wrong.
                                2. Hyperbole
                                  1. what is it: is an obvious exaggeration or overstatement
                                    1. Effect: Often to create humorous atmosphere
                                      1. Examples: I'm so hungry i could eat a hole cow
                                      2. 1st person Narration
                                        1. What it is: spoken from a particular characters form a personal point of view. It is subjective and provides a bias perspective.
                                          1. Effect: Makes the audience feel closer to character. It is more personal. The perspective is only filtered through one person's point of view
                                            1. It uses the words( I , Me, We)
                                            2. 3rd person Narration
                                              1. What it is: the story is told by a narrator or god like person. It can describe actions and feelings of all characters.
                                                1. Effect: You can hear everyones emotes rather then one persons, it provides multiple perspectives therefore has a less Bias perspective
                                                  1. It uses the words ( He, She, they) used in informational text types
                                                  2. Descriptive words
                                                    1. Said= interrupted, asked, shouted, whispered, replied, stated
                                                      1. Got= retrieved, bought, arrived, reached, grabbed
                                                        1. Went= Skipped, marched, ambled, clambered, plodded
                                                          1. Big= huge, large, massive, vast, enormous
                                                          2. Pun
                                                            1. What it is:it is a humorous play on words , often involving double meanings.
                                                              1. Example: Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana
                                                                1. Effect: Creates a light hearted, informal and often humorous tone/mood/atmosphere.
                                                                2. Symbolism
                                                                  1. What it is: is using an object or action that means something more than its literal meaning or in other words it represents something.
                                                                    1. Examples: Pink symbolizes the fight against breast cancer, The statue of liberty symbolizes freedom
                                                                    2. The porpose is either
                                                                      1. Entertain- for poems, jokes etc
                                                                        1. Inform- newspaper, info report etc
                                                                          1. persuade: ad etc
                                                                            1. Educate- textbook
                                                                            2. Tone= feeling
                                                                              1. Think of an adjective to describe the feeling/emotion created. Happy, humorous, sarcastic, scary, depressing, excited , tense, suspense, disturbing.
                                                                                1. Effect: Creates the feeling or atomosphere of a piece of writing.
                                                                                2. Other: Text type links to purpose, advertisements and speechs persuade, poems and narratives entain and things like textbooks/ newspaper reportsinform
                                                                                  1. 2nd Person
                                                                                    1. Effect: Creates a connection between the audience and the composer. It makes the audience fell like you care about them.
                                                                                      1. It uses the words ( you, your, you'll)
                                                                                    2. Rhetorical Qustion
                                                                                      1. Effect:Causes the audience to ponder (to think about) the concerns of the composer
                                                                                      2. Inclusive Language
                                                                                        1. What is it: Uses the personal pronoun 'we'
                                                                                          1. Effect: Connects the audience to the speaker. Makes them feel like they are all on the same level.
                                                                                            1. Example: We are glad to stand together
                                                                                            2. Anthithesis
                                                                                              1. What it is: Is when a writer employs two sentences of contrasting meaning
                                                                                                1. Effect: It emphasises the the sentence
                                                                                                  1. Example: When Armstrong walked on the moon it might have been one small step for man but it was one giant leap for man kind.
                                                                                                  2. Euphemism
                                                                                                    1. What it is: it is used to make something sound milder or it say something nicer
                                                                                                      1. Example: Your father passed away
                                                                                                      2. Irony
                                                                                                        1. What it is: is a type of sicasium
                                                                                                          1. Example: Oh what fine luck i had
                                                                                                        2. Oxymoron
                                                                                                          1. What is is: A phrase that contains two words that are contradictory (completly different)
                                                                                                            1. Example: Living Dead, pretty Ugly, Random order, Growing smaller and big baby
                                                                                                            2. Protagonist
                                                                                                              1. What it is: the main character
                                                                                                              2. Rhyme Scheme
                                                                                                                1. What it is: Pattern of Rhyme amoung lines of poetry
                                                                                                                  1. using the letters ABAB CDCD EE
                                                                                                                2. Setting
                                                                                                                  1. The time and place of the literary work
                                                                                                                  2. Soliloguy
                                                                                                                    1. What it is: is where a character speaks outloud to her or him thoughts aloud
                                                                                                                    2. Theme
                                                                                                                      1. The main idea of the work
                                                                                                                      2. Tone
                                                                                                                        1. The authors attitude towards the subjesct of the work
                                                                                                                        2. Tences
                                                                                                                          1. Present
                                                                                                                            1. Set at that current time
                                                                                                                            2. Past
                                                                                                                              1. Set in the past
                                                                                                                              2. Future
                                                                                                                                1. Events that are predited
                                                                                                                              3. Atmosphere
                                                                                                                                1. What it is: The mood or feeling established by the text
                                                                                                                                2. modality
                                                                                                                                  1. What it is: the force that the words are delivered in
                                                                                                                                    1. example: "we must take action," and low modality is gentle and open to interpretation,
                                                                                                                                    2. Contrast
                                                                                                                                      1. What it is: Comparing two strikingly different things
                                                                                                                                        1. Example: thunder storms on one end of an island and clear, blue skies on the other end.
                                                                                                                                        2. Impreeive voice
                                                                                                                                          1. What it is: Forceful use of the verb at the start of a sentence or phrase
                                                                                                                                            1. Example: "Go home and collect those unwanted mobile phones for recycling today!" To persuade your reader to take action
                                                                                                                                            2. Rhyme
                                                                                                                                              1. What it is : is the repertition of similar or identical sounds
                                                                                                                                                1. Example: Look and crook
                                                                                                                                                2. Parallel Construction
                                                                                                                                                  1. What it is: The placing of two words, phrases that are similar in length next to each other
                                                                                                                                                    1. Effect: To emphasise create contrast, build imagery and/or give rhyme
                                                                                                                                                      1. Example: The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer
                                                                                                                                                      2. Tricolon
                                                                                                                                                        1. What it is: a series of three parallel words, phrases or clues placed close together
                                                                                                                                                          1. Effect: Used to emphasis ideas and articulate points in a pleasing manner. Is used to stact on ideas or evedence
                                                                                                                                                            1. Example: I see pride, i see power, i see people read to stand up for there rights
                                                                                                                                                            2. Assonance
                                                                                                                                                              1. What it is: It is the repertition of the vowel sounds to create internal rhyming within phrases or sentences
                                                                                                                                                                1. Examples: Men sell the wedding bells, Go and mow the lawn.
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