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Language

The type of words used in writing, such as formal, informal, poetic, descriptive.

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Tone

The mood or feel of writing, such as polite, friendly, sarcastic, positive, calm.

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Structure

The way writing is presented, such as paragraphs, bullet points, full sentences.

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Audience

The intended readers of a piece of writing, whether it's an individual or a group of people.

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Purpose

The reason for writing, whether it's to entertain, share information, or advise.

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Exposition

The beginning of a story or nonfiction piece that sets the scene and introduces key elements.

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Rising Action

The part of a story where tension and conflict are gradually built up.

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Climax (Turning Point)

The most dramatic and pivotal part of a story where the central conflict reaches its peak.

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Falling Action

The part of a story that shows the consequences and aftermath of the climax.

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Resolution

The conclusion of a story where loose ends are tied up and the narrative reaches its natural endpoint.

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Clarity

Using clear and straightforward language to convey information in nonfiction writing.

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Tone

Adapting the tone of nonfiction writing to match the nature of the piece, whether formal or conversational.

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Objective Language

Presenting facts objectively and avoiding excessive personal bias in nonfiction writing.

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Rhetorical Devices

Employing devices like analogies, metaphors, and similes to make nonfiction writing more engaging.

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Transitions

Using transitional words and phrases to guide readers smoothly through nonfiction writing.

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Conciseness

Eliminating unnecessary words and sentences to make nonfiction writing more concise.

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Precision

Using precise language to convey ideas accurately in nonfiction writing.

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Active Voice

Preferring the active voice for clarity and directness in nonfiction writing.

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Planning

The purpose of a plan in writing, which helps focus on content and organizes ideas and structure.

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Mindmap

A visual representation of ideas, useful for brainstorming and making connections in planning.

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Bullet Points

A simple and concise list of key points or ideas, quick and easy for outlining content in planning.

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Flow Chart

A visual diagram showing the sequence of ideas or events, useful for processes or timelines in planning.

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Table

An organized grid with rows and columns, ideal for comparing information or structuring data in planning.

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Descriptive Language

Language that enhances reader engagement and elicits emotional responses in writing.

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Simile

Comparing one thing with another using "as" or "like" to create vivid descriptions.

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Metaphor

Using an image or idea to represent something else in writing.

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Personification

Attributing human feelings to an object in writing.

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Onomatopoeia

Words that sound like the noises they represent, adding sensory details in writing.

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Alliteration

Repetition of a consonant sound in a series of words, creating rhythm and emphasis in writing.

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Assonance

Repetition of a vowel sound in a series of words, adding musicality to writing.

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Oxymoron

A phrase combining two contradictory terms for emphasis in writing.

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Antithesis

Putting two opposite ideas together to highlight contrasts in writing.

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Parenthesis

Adding extra detail in writing using a phrase set apart by parentheses.

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