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Adjectives
a word that defines a noun (person, place or thing) or a pronoun (i.e. us, it, him, etc.)
Adverbs
a word that defines a verb (action word) an adverb or and adjective
alliteration
the repetition of consonant (not a e i o u) - usually at the beginning of words
assonance
the repetition of vowel sounds
audience
the person or persons receiving a speach or piece of writing
clauses
smaller than a sentence but larger than a phrase - contains a verb (an action word)
cliche
an over-used phrase or expression
context
the setting (the time and place- social, cultural, historical) in which speech or writing takes place
dialect
a form of speech peculiar to a district, class or person
ellipsis
the omission of words from a sentence