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Stylistic Devices

Stylistic devices include alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia, rhyme, rhythm, repetition, etc.  Use with appropriate (or specific) mode/audience.  Compare and contrast authors' uses of word choice and diction as stylistic devices. 

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Ages: 16 - 18
Beware of Nominalizations (AKA Zombie Nouns)
From ted.com, produced by TED education
Few mistakes sour good writing like nominalizations, or, as Helen Sword likes to call them, zombie nouns.  Zombie nouns transform simple and straightforward prose into verbose and often confusing writing. Keep your nouns away from elongating nominali... [more]
November 13, 2012 at 03:19 PM
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Ages: 11 - 18
Word Choice in Writing
From YouTube, produced by On Demand Instruction
This is an instructional video with examples of how to use strong word choice in writing.  This slideshow video covers how to help writer's use words that engage, enlighten, educate, and entertain their audience.  This would be good for lesson prepar... [more]
October 24, 2012 at 02:10 PM
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Ages: 10 - 18
Satire vs. Parody
From YouTube, produced by Jeff Johnson
The instructor offers a review on the difference between satire & parody. (01:51)
December 29, 2012 at 02:52 PM
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Ages: 8 - 18
How to Write Comedy Material
From answers.com, produced by tvlesson
This 2:21 minutesinterview with a professional stand up comic Lisa Corrao shares her insights on how to achieve originality in stand up comedy and how to write a joke.The parts of a joke are explained and the source of humor is examined.
July 23, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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