Technique Definition Example
A direct reference to a statement made by another person. Used as evidence to support an argument.
The quotation of numerical facts, such as percentages.
The telling of a story, based on the experience of the speaker or someone they know. Cannot be verified.
A title that summarises the content of the paragraph(s) below it
The grammatical arrangement of words in a sentence Uses complex sentence structure:
Repeated contrasts, literary devices or structures that develop and contribute to a specific theme or the mood in the text. Has symbolic significance in the work.
A pause in the reading of a sentence, showing a break in the flow of thought or speech.
“...” Suggests a pause,
A question asked for effect, not designed to elicit a response.
Language designed to elicit a strong emotional response from the reader; usually highly descriptive in nature.