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Possible HSC Course Outline
Scope and Sequence

Belonging-Key Ideas

Outline Outcome Program

Belonging Lesson Ideas

The Crucible

Peter Skyznecki


Module A
Distinctively Visual-Key Ideas

Module B
Wilfred Owen-key Ideas

Module C
The Global Village-Key Ideas

Language Techniques

Below is a list some of the more commonly used language techniques engaged by authors of written texts to communicate meaning.

Metaphor:  She is a pig

Similes: She eats like a pig. 

Personification: The trees are dancing in the wind.

Adjectives The old house.

Juxtaposition: Night and day.

Oxymoron: Bitter/sweet

Paradox: Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard are sweeter.

Euphemism: Don't say she's dead say she has gone to a better place.

Verbs: Don't panic or cry.

Imperatives: Get out of the cupboard Mitchell.

Expletives: Shit! 

Alliteration: Peter piper picked a peck of pansies.

Assonance: Jake hated Amy.

Puns: Work at Baker's Delight and make some dough.

Clichés: Pull your socks up.

Onomatopoeia: Oww that hurt.

First person:
I went

Second Person: Do you want to pass the HSC?

Third person: Peter hasn't make the necessary effort to pass.

Colloquial language:
Hi, how are you?

Emotive language: Come to the Casino and WIN WIN WIN.

Formal language: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen.

Slang; I donno how to do it.

Jargon: To fix it you'll need a new hard drive and 20 new gig of RAM.




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