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English Language Techniques Essay

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  • Category: English
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Alliteration

Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the start of a word:

1. The parched pavement peeled in the hot summer sun.
The parched pavement peeled in the hot summer sun.

2. The sun sizzled softly in the afternoon.
The sun sizzled softly in the afternoon.

3. The dam ran dry during the drought.
The dam ran dry during the drought.

4. The waves washed wistfully against the shores.
The waves washed wistfully against the shores.

Alliteration is used to link two or more words (and ideas) together. You will usually find examples of alliteration in poetry.



Assonance

Assonance is the repetition of a vowel sound. It is different from rhyme as it does not need to be at the end of each line of poetry:

1. How now brown cow.
How now brown cow.

2. The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains.
The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plains.

3. The man with the tan was the meanest in the land.
The man with the tan was the meanest in the land.

4. Saving the whales is a crucial detail.
Saving the whales is a crucial detail.

Assonance is used to link two or more words (and ideas) together. You will usually find examples of assonance in poetry.



Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes. It is common with animal sounds but has expanded to include sounds made by other sources.

There was a big thud when the brick hit the floor.

Little Janey bounced around on the pogo stick - boing, boing, boing.

James whacked the cricket ball.

The engine of the bi-plane moaned as it executed a huge arc in the sky. The tyres screeched as they hit the tarmac.

All you could hear was the buzzing of the fly and then squish! Dad squashed the fly.

Woof, meow, tweet - all the animals in the house responded to the clucking of the chickens outside.

Rice bubbles are full of snap, crackle and pop.



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