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Emotive Language - Glossary of Terms

Emotive Language

Writing can be classified as "emotive language" when there has been a deliberate choice of words to express strong emotion. Most ideas can be expressed in a manner that is positive or negative, welcoming or threatening, depending on the words selected.


They were killed.
They were executed - murdered in cold blood. (emotive version)

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