Language techniques and effects: how to analyse language

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Last updated: 01/12/2021
Contributor: jill carter
Language techniques and effects: how to analyse language
Main Subject
Key stage
Category
English
Resource type
Worksheet

A detailed glossary-style resource to support students in their analysis of 19 literary and language techniques used by fiction and non-fiction writers. Students consider the possible effects of each technique Includes definitions of a range of literary devices including:

  • metaphor
  • similar
  • sensory details
  • alliteration
  • onomatopoeia.

There are also explanations of a range of language techniques including: 

  • contrast
  • repetition
  • rhetorical questions
  • emotive language 
  • word play
  • sentence structure 
  • tricolon (the rule of three).

An example from the resource: 

Tricolon

(rule of three)

groups of three related words or phrases placed together

Peeling paint, patches of mould and a stale smell greeted me.

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4
Good resource but could do with some sample answers.

Margaret Snell

30/11/2021

5

18/02/2021

Very useful as it helps learner understand the topic better

Olufunke Agbedejobi

13/02/2021

5

25/10/2020

4
Good resource but could do with some sample answers.

Margaret Snell

30/11/2021

5

18/02/2021

Very useful as it helps learner understand the topic better

Olufunke Agbedejobi

13/02/2021

5

25/10/2020

5
To support with 1-1 tutoring. Thank you very much.

Rosalind Tucker

16/04/2020

5

06/03/2020

The resource used for home education. KS3 book mentions assonance and rhyme too.

Mariann Lau

05/02/2020

5

09/01/2020

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08/01/2020

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14/09/2019