Pause - Brief stop. Pausing after or before writing or saying something important is effective in highlighting the importance of what has been written or said. Pauses are essential in all forms of literature and are often recognised by punctuation marks such as a period (".") or a comma (",").
Personal pronouns - Words specifically identifiying oneself or another, such as; I, me, my, mine, you, your, he, his, she, her, we, our. This technique can be effective in involving the writer or speaker, reader or audience; personalising their experience. It also increases the authority of an individual writer or speaker. Collective terms such as 'we' and 'our' are called inclusive or direct personal pronouns.
Personification - The giving of human characteristics or personality to an inanimate object or animal. This is a figurative language technique used to describe an inaminate object or animal behaving or looking like a human might.
Pitch - The level and tone of a sound, be it speech or noise; in speech pitch is directly linked with emotion and the impartation of feeling to an audience. Variance in the pitch of a speakers voice, makes the narrative more interesting and easier to follow.
Pun - A clever comical technique, that uses ambiguity (words with double meaning) to add humor. A pun is a word or phrase that can often have several meanings or interpretations. It makes a point more memorable because it is thoughtful and humorous.