Language Features
Alliteration
I threw a wish in the well,
Don't ask me, I'll never tell
I looked to you as it fell,
And now you're in my way
I'd trade my soul for a wish,
Pennies and dimes for a kiss
I wasn't looking for this,
But now you're in my way
Your stare was holdin',
Ripped jeans, skin was showin'
Hot night, wind was blowin'
Where you think you're going,
baby?
Where are the
examples of
alliteration in
these lyrics?
Hey, I just met you,
And this is crazy,
But here's my number,
So call me, maybe?
It's hard to look right,
At you baby,
But here's my number,
So call me, maybe?
Hey, I just met you,
And this is crazy,
But here's my number,
So call me, maybe?
Metaphor
"A man may break a word with you, sir, and
wordsare
arebut
butwind
wind."
words
(William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors)
Emotive Language
What do you think
about this headline?
How does this
language make you
feel?
What impact on the
reader is the author
trying to create
Evocative Language
To evoke: (verb) To conjure, to bring to mind or
recollection
Evocative: (adj) evoking or tending to evoke an
especially emotional response
Hyperbole
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShPHm4zjr1
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Irony
Irony: The expression of one’s meaning by using
language that normally signifies the opposite,
typically for humorous or emphatic effect
Ironic: (adj) poignantly contrary to what was
expected or intended
Rhetorical Question
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V8qK22gG
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Personification
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3AAdkfiam
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‘My computer hates me’
Onomatopoeia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQYU8UEgu
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Oxymoron
O serpent heart, hid with a flowering
face!
Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave?
Beautiful tyrant! fiend angelical!
Dove-feather'd raven! wolvishravening lamb!
Despised substance of divinest show!
Just opposite to what thou justly
seem'st,
A damned saint, an honourable villain!
O nature, what hadst thou to do in hell,
When thou didst bower the spirit of a
fiend
In moral paradise of such sweet flesh?
Was ever book containing such vile
matter
So fairly bound? O that deceit should
dwell
In such a gorgeous palace!
Imperitive
‘Clean the bathroom’
‘Tidy your room’
‘Do your homework’
‘Find your planner’
‘Stop using your phone’
Adjective
A word that describes something
Eg….
Adverb
A word that describes how something is being
done
Eg…..
Simile
Simile: a figure of speech comparing two unlike
things that is often introduced by like or as
I am as ________ as a _________