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consonance
final consonants in the words are the same but vowels that precede them adre different (add, read)
active vs. passive
active stat action vs. state of being. passive remain vague not quantifiable
active vs. passive
active stat action vs. state of being. passive remain vague
slang
vernacular speech sometiones humerous. exageratted or shortened for affect
euphonious vs. cacophonous
pleasent vs. harsh sounding
denotative vs. conotative
exact meaning vs. suggested emotional meaning
pedestrian vs pedantic
laymons terms (everyday person, Mediocore)vs. borish inflanded language, attempts to establish importance
everday vs formal, academic
vulgarity
language deficient in taste and refinment corse or base
assonance
same or similar vowel sounds that end with different consonants, (lake, fake)
alliteration
repetition of indentical initial consonant sound (fine fireflies frolick freely)
literal vs. figurative (cliche)
accurate without embelishment vs. fresh language that creates pictorial affect
cliche
language used so often it has lost it freshness and clarity. figuarative language w/o freshness
informal/standard (conversational)
correct but conversational
formal (literate)
often more abstract
objective vs. subjective
impersonal and unemotional vs. personal and emotional
jargon
specific to a field or profession
colloquial
regional or preventional diction that differs from formal language n conotation pronunciation and usage. accepted in informal conversation
mono vs. polysyllabic
one syllavle words vs. many syllable words
more syballic=more sophisticated
onomatopoeia
words that by their sound suggest their meaning (hiss, boom, whir, sizzle)
hyperbole (overstate) vs. understated
deliberate exagerattion of facts vs deliberat3e representation olf less