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Language and Structure Devices
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Language Device

Adjective (Describing word)

  • Effect: Adds more vivid description

Verb (Doing word)

  • Effect: Adds a sense of pace and urgency to the description.

Adverb (Adds more information to a verb)

  • Effect: Adds a sense of pace and urgency to the description.

Similes (Comparing using like or as)

  • Effect: Helps describe people, objects, places and is usually quite literal.  

Metaphors (Comparing saying it is something else)

  • Effect: Helps describe people, objects, places and is usually an unrelated comparison.

Foreshadowing

  • Effect: Hints and clues about the ending.

Pathetic Fallacy

  • Effect: When the weather reflects mood and human emotion

Structure Device

Simple Sentences

  • Effect: Used to create a dramatic effect such tension.  It also might suggest fear and fast-paced action or thoughts.

Long Complex Sentences

  • Effect: Can be used to add lots of descriptive detail; or for a character it can be like a stream of consciousness in which they reveal all their thoughts.

Short Paragraphs

  •  Used for impact and to draw attention from the reader.

Punctuation e.g. Ellipsis 

  • Effect: All punctuation is used for effect e.g. A author’s use of an ellipsis can be used to create a cliff hanger and suspense; or to show a character’s uncertainty.
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