Language Features


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?


"A man may break a word with you, sir, and (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 s


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 kQ

Personification U&feature=player_detailpage

‘My computer hates me’

Onomatopoeia dQ


O serpent heart, hid with a flowering face!

Did ever dragon keep so fair a cave?

Beautiful tyrant! fiend angelical!

Dove-feather'd raven! wolvish- ravening 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!


‘Clean the bathroom’ ‘Tidy your room’ ‘Do your homework’ ‘Find your planner’ ‘Stop using your phone’


A word that describes something Eg….


A word that describes how something is being done Eg…..


Simile: a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced by like or as I am as ________ as a _________