Noun Pronoun Meaning & English Language

Noun Pronoun Meaning & English Language Features

This lesson covers Noun and Pronoun meaning and other English language terms.


anecdote

short story of an amusing or interesting event


metaphor

comparison not using like or as


neoligism

new word or expression. A word used with new meaning


alliteration

the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words


onomatopaeia

a word that spells a sound


acronym

word formed from initials


synonym

Words that have similar or the same meaning


pun

a play on words, often achieved through the use of words with similar sounds but different meanings


repetition

Repeating a word or phrase, or rewording the same idea


simile

Comparison using like or as


statistics

the collection and classification of data that are in the form of numbers


cliche

an overused saying or idea


colloquialism

informal words or expressions not usually acceptable in formal writing


emotive language

the delierate use of strong emotive words to play on readers’ feelings. Language that carries strong emotion


hyperbole

a figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor


imperative

A command


inclusive language

Includes reader/audience by assuming ‘we all agree or disagree.’


listing

A list of associated ideas or things


antonym

Words with opposite meanings


simple sentence

a sentence with one independent clause


compound sentence

a sentence with two or more independent clauses


complex sentence

a sentence that includes one independent clause and at least one dependent clause


incomplete sentence

an unfinished sentence.


minor sentence

a group of words that do not make sense on their own. needs a simple sentence to complete it.


noun

person, place, thing, or idea


pronoun

replaces a noun, Eg. I, she, he etc.


abstract noun

names an idea, quality, action, or feeling


verb

an action word


adjective

describes a noun


adverb

a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb


personification

giving human qualities to animals or objects


assonance

The repetition of vowel sounds


conjunction

a word that joins two phrases or sentences


preposition

shows a relationship between a noun (or pronoun) and other words in a sentences eg. to, by, over


interjection

expresses emotion eg. ah, whoops, ouch


balance

repeated pattern in the wording


contraction

Shortened form of a word


direct speech

The actual spoken words are written down


innuendo

A statement that hints at something bad about another person


literal imagery

The things and actions that are literally (really) there in the scene being described.


literal language

Words which are used in their simplest, most basic meaning eg. The literal meaning of “over the moon” is “above the moon”. The non-literal meaning is “really happy”


paradox

A statement that puts together two ideas that seem to be opposite in meaning, but which makes sense if you think about it


personal pronouns

Words used to name the writer and reader eg. I, we, you


proverb

A wise old saying


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