23 to 25 August 2019
23 to 25 August 2019
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Synecdoche12 January 2012
Synecdoche is a stylistic device. It is the act of referring to an entity by one of its parts. For example, if you refer to your car as your 'wheels', you are using synecdoche. 'All hands on deck!' is... more
Social networking12 January 2012
Although many people use social networking websites daily, we rarely stop to define the term or ponder its significance to our lives. A social network describes a structure of individuals and their interdependence... more
Slogan12 January 2012
A slogan is a phrase used in a political or commercial campaign repeatedly. Slogans are meant to be simple, as they express a shared purpose or idea. 'Think Different' has been Apple's slogan for decades. more
Slang12 January 2012
'Slang' refers to a deviation in language use, be it vocabulary or expressions, from the standardized form of a particular language. Technically speaking from a linguistic point of view, the word is... more
Simile12 January 2012
Simile is the comparison of two things, using the words 'like' or 'as'. It is similar to, but different from, metaphor which compares two things without the use of such words such as 'like' or 'as'. more
Setting12 January 2012
The setting of a story is more than where it takes place, geographically, and when it takes place, temporally. When discussing setting as a literary technique, we often look at it in relation to its... more
Sensationalismfree12 January 2012
Sensationalism refers to language that appeals to emotions. It exaggerates, over-hypes and attracts attention to controversy. This headline from offers an example of sensationalism: "Palace Furty At... more
Second-person point-of-view12 January 2012
The second-person point-of-view makes use of the pronoun 'you'. It targets the reader directly, by referring to 'you'. You can find the second-person point-of-view in recipes, textbooks, advertisements... more
Reported speech12 January 2012
There is more than one way to tell a story. Sometimes the narrator of a story summarizes what other characters say. We call this style of speech, reported speech or indirect speech. It looks like this: more