S1 Technical Vocabulary

Technical Vocabulary
1.   Simile
An expression using “like” or “as” in which one thing is likened to another.
2.   Metaphor
A way of describing something by suggesting it is something else.
3.   Alliteration
Repetition of the same consonant sound.
4.   Onomatopoeia
The forming of a word which sounds like the thing it refers to.
5.   Allusion
An indirect reference.
6.   Tone
The general character or style of a piece of writing. The atmosphere or emotion behind a piece of writing.
7.   Contrast
To compare as to show differences (opposites).
8.   Imagery
Words that suggest images – painting pictures with words.
9.   Colloquialism
Words used in conversation, but not in a formal setting.


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