Writers use language to create different effects. Learning how to use these will make your writing more engaging.
Which of the following is an example of an oxymoron?
A screaming wind
A dull roar
A creepy atmosphere
Which of the following is the best simile to describe a spooky forest?
The trees moved like ghostly figures
The trees swayed happily in the darkness
The trees chattered like children in the woods
Which of the following sentences uses hyperbole?
The sun was warmer in June
My burger was bigger than hers
The holiday was out of this world
What is imperative language?
Language that commands the reader
Language that persuades the reader
Language that advises the reader
What of the following is an example of onomatopoeia?
How are statistics and figures useful to you as a writer?
Statistics and figures can make your writing more descriptive
Statistics and figures can make your writing more persuasive
Statistics and figures can make your writing more poetic
When are rhetorical techniques most often used?
In speech writing
In descriptive writing
In letter writing
Which literary device uses ‘as’ and ‘like’ to make comparisons?
Why are personal pronouns an effective persuasive technique?
Personal pronouns usually make the reader feel isolated
Personal pronouns can be used to include the reader
Personal pronouns describe the reader
What can literary techniques do for your descriptive writing?
Literary techniques can make your writing more vivid
Literary techniques can make your writing more informative
Literary techniques can make your writing dull