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LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES

1- Onomatopoeia, Sounds like what it refers to eg. Pop, Bang etc. 2- Generalization, Doesn't allow for individual difference.
3- Assonance, Repetition of vowel sounds eg. Slow road to no ware 4- Descriptive, Describing.
5- Paradox, Contradiction seemingly false at first but is found latter to be a truth. 6- Instructive, Inform/enlighten/instruct.
7- Euphemism, Acceptable/mild expression for something not very nice eg. Instead of died- Moved on to a better place.
8- Oxymoron, two words placed next to each other to show contrast eg. Parting is such a sweet sorrow.
9- Personification, Giving human qualities to something lifeless eg. The door squeaked. 10- Parody, Conscious imitation of another word.
11- Repetition, Repeat a word/phrase/idea.
12- Formal, Conventional.
13- Denouement, Resolution Of plot, play etc.
14- Discourse, A way of communication usually in a group, institute etc. 15- Emotive, Creates emotion eg. Sad, happy etc
16- Hyperbole, Deliberate exaggeration for effect. eg. Endless cry of death and pain. 17- Jargon, Technical terms specific to a particular subject. 18- Metaphor, Something is said to be something else eg. You're a bear. 19- Contrast, To show difference when comparing.

20- Symbolism, Image used to represent an idea.
21- Informal, More appropriate in spoken language.
22- Smilies, Show how something is similar eg Like/as.
23- Rhetorical question, A question which does not require a response for it is implied. 24- Tone, How something sounds eg. Mysterious/serious etc.
25- Colloquial, Relating to conversation (Conversational/informal) 26- Alliteration, Repetition of sound eg. Big Blue Bike.

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