Simple Language Techniques
Many of the techniques in this video for Simple Language Techniques are basic, but it’s essential you are able to identify and discuss all of them to aid in English studies and how you analyse texts.
Alliteration / Assonance
Tone / Mood
Tone / mood refers to how reading or viewing something makes an audience feel.
Usually can be described with a ‘feeling’ word.
e.g. The author adopts a sombre tone to represent her loss.
The film uses colour and music create a positive mood.
Imagery refers to adjectives, images or descriptions chosen by an author to represent an idea or event.
e.g. Author uses imagery such as crooked trees and sneering gargoyles to represent the house as ‘haunted’.
Repetition / Rhyme
Repetition refers to an idea or feature being used more than once.
Rhyme refers to how sounds are repeated in words.
e.g. The author repeats the cat to show her childhood.
She uses an ABAB rhyming pattern to quicken the reader’s pace.
It is essential to be able to identify techniques to succeed in your English studies.
In preparation for any exam, ensure you know how to identify and name each technique.