English Vocab List

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The omission of a sound or syllable
An adjective describing something as the 'most' of its kind, i.e. BIGGEST
A word that gives information on a verb
The form of language appropriate to a specific situation
The return to an earlier topic
A pair of rhymed lines
A sentence with only one clause
The techniques used to link together different parts of the text
The way language is used by a particular individual/region
A distinctive use of spoken language, often regional
When the subject of conversaton changes
A word or phrase placed after a word or phrase to give additional informationNot a pre mod or intensifier
Words that relate specifically to time or placeDeborah's fave
Using your word order to highlight part of a sentence
When words or ideas are directly opposte in meaningPencil presentation by Rosie
The repetition of 'S' 'C' 'SH' and 'Z' sounds
A word or phrase placed before a word or phrase to give additional informationNot a post mod or intensifier
In poetry when a line carries onto the next wth no punctuation seperatingApparently French...
A comparison that is not literally true as it refers to something as if it were something else
An adjective that makes a comparison
A word or phrase with no significant worth within speech
A sentence that asks a question
In drama, when a character says something which has a humurous link with the audience
Words that indicate links or divisions between parts of discourseInsofar as
The accent associated with the upper class
Tone of voice
Words that link sentences together
When a reference is made to something earlier in the textAnal
The formally correct use of the English language
When the audience can visualise what is being read
An aspect of grammar, referring to the way in which the words are ordered within a sentence
When speaking in this person, you would use pronouns such as 'I' 'Me' 'We' and 'Us'
Something significant within social class or background which affects speech
A doing word
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In drama, an extended speech heard only by the audience
The words and vocab used
Phonological aspects of speech, such as intonation, pitch or volume
A word that names an object, person or feeling
Language intended to generate a personal response
A word with only one syllable
When parts of a sentence have a similar pattern or structure
When speaking in this person, you would use pronouns such as 'You' and 'Your'
A word that increases or decreases the strength of another wordNot a post or pre modifier
Features that interrupt the flow of someones speech, natural or unnaturalMy presentation
The dictionary meaning of a word
A sentence which has more than one clause
Using a verb in a way that emphasises the object of an action rather than the person or thing performing said action
Associations between words/phrases and ideas
When a reference is made to something that is to come within a textCatapult
The type of text read (Horror, Comedy, Romance)
An element in a sentence that usually indicates when, where or how something has happened
Unrhymed poetry based on Iambic Pentameter
When a speaker corrects themself during speech
A word with more than three syllables
In poetry, when a line has 10 syllables and the emphasis is placed on all the even syllablesdum DE dum DE dum DE dum DE dum DE
A short and to the point sentenceMiss Thomas' word
When words are shortened
A silent pause
Words associated with a particular topic/field
A character created by the author to act as narratorSweaty Nick
When weather or natural elements are used to reflect moods or emotionsSammi's presentation
In speech, a change between an original idea, changing to a new idea
Small talk, speech with little or no meaning
When a word or expression is deemed as old
A poem of 14 lnes with a rhythm based on Iambic Pentameter
An expressive sound such as a laugh
An emphatic sentence, usually ending in an exclamation mark
Saying the opposite of what is meant
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A word that takes the place of a noun
Uses of speech to make it more powerful, i.e. When a question asked doesn't need an answer
A humurous play on words'It's GRAPE to meet you...'
A sentence that gives information or makes a statement
A verb placed in front of another verb that helps the second one
When a word or phrase has more than one possible meaning
An 'all seeing, all knowing' God-like narrator
A comparison that uses the words 'Like' or 'As'
The rhyming of vowel sounds within two or more words
A word that establishes a relationship between two objects
When elements are missing from a sentence
A list that uses conjunctions
A secondary clause within a sentence
A list that does not use conjunctions
A voice hesitation
A question ended onto the end of a statement as to look for clarity
A sentence that gives a command or instruction
A secondary plot running alongside the main plot
The introduction of a topic
A new word or phraseHastened repair = Quick fix
In conversation, a two part exchange
When two or more words share a similar sound, at the beginning of the word(s)
Two simple sentences linked together with the use on a conjunction
Words that are considered as rude
A group of words with linked or associated meanings
The subject of conversation
When words imitate the sounds they describe
When speaking in this person, you would use nouns
An extended piece of speech by one person
Intentional exaggeration
When something not human is described as if it were
A word that describes a noun

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