AO2 Language and Structure Features

AO2 Language and Structure Features

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Section 1

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colloquialism

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a word or phrase that is not formal or literary, typically one used in ordinary or familiar conversation

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ellipsis

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dot dot dot (...)

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rhetorical question

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a question that does not expect an answer

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comparative

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adjective used to compare two things/people/nouns - e.g. bigger, more beautiful

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narrative structure

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the way in which a story is organised

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sibilance

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repetition of 's' or 'sh' sounds in successive words

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tricolon

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any word or pattern repeated three times for persuasive effect

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adjective

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a describing word: tells you more about a noun

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adverb

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a word that tells you more about a verb: how, when or where something is done/felt

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first person narrative

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the narrator is the person or character that tells the story, using the pronouns "I" and "we"

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simile

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comparison of one thing to another, using the words 'like' or 'as'

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powerful verbs

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not just 'ran' or 'said', but more exciting verb choices

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repetition

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when a writer repeats a word or phrase in successive clauses

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passive voice

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The subject of the sentence receives the action - e.g. The pen was thrown by Mrs Lewin.

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short paragraphs

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paragraphs that are short for dramatic effect

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dialogue

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direct speech between characters

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superlative

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adjective used to compare a noun against more than one other - showing it is the most significant in some way - e.g. ugliest, smallest, most amazing

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multi-clause sentences

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sentences with more than one subject and verb, used to build up detail or slow down the pace of the text

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connotation

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Any meanings, ideas, associations, or emotions that a word or phrase suggests beyond its literal meaning

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juxtaposition

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when two opposite images or ideas are put together in a sentence to create a contrast

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third person narrative

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the narrator uses the pronouns "he" and "she" and is an outside observer of the story

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short sentences

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sentences with just one subject and verb - used for dramatic effect

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alliteration

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the repetition of a letter or sound at the beginning of a group of words

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hyperbole

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literary term for exaggeration

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proper noun

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Names a specific person, place, thing, or idea

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setting

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The background against which action of a story takes place.

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onomatopoeia

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when a word sounds like the sound it is describing

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conjunction

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A word used to join words or groups of words

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abstract noun

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Names an idea, a feeling, a quality, or a characteristic

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exclamation

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a sentence ending with an exclamation mark

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verb

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An action word

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personification

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giving human characteristics to inanimate objects

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emotive language

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words that are chosen to make the reader feel emotion

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metaphor

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comparison of two things without using 'like' or 'as'

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sensory description

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description that appeals to the senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch, taste

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list

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when a writer lists words/phrases to build up tension or descriptive detail

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