AQA English Language GCSE Revision Recap

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  • English Language AQA GCSE
    • Paper 2
      • DAFORESTER
        • Direct address
        • Alliteration
        • Facts
        • Opinions
        • Repetition
        • Emotive language
        • Exaggeration
        • Statistisctics
        • Triplet (Rule of Three)
        • Rhetorical Questions
      • Writing to...
        • Argue
          • present both sides and come to conclusion
        • Inform
          • give facts to the reader so they get the information they need
        • Explain
          • break down the topic to help them understand it better
        • Persuade
          • give one clear idea and try to convince the reader
        • Advise
          • offer help and support through instructions
      • Types of writing
        • Article
          • if it is newspaper it is informative, if it is columnn then has some personality
        • Essay
        • Leaflet
          • persuade or advise readers
        • Letter
          • make sure to write a full address, sign clearly to show it is a letter
        • Speech
          • address audience, persuade or argue a point
        • Review
          • they can entertain, advise or inform the audience depending on the topic
        • Travel writing
          • inform (guides), entertain (magazines) and often persuade (adverts)
    • Paper 1
      • Section B Advice
        • paragraph
        • narrative pieces follow a storyline
        • descriptive pieces use sensory detail (what is seen, heard, touched etc)
        • Techniques
          • sibilance
            • repetitive 's' sound
          • onomatopoeia
            • word imitates sound e.g bang
          • alliteration
            • repetitive first letter of word
          • assonance
            • repeat the same vowel sound
          • personification
            • giving an object personal character
          • metaphor
            • saying something is something else
          • simile
            • she was AS cold AS ice
            • she was LIKE a lion
          • repetition
      • Section A Advice
        • identify when the writer uses the techniques described
        • don't worry about your ideas being too abstract - it is your interpretation too
        • select short quotes and integrate them into your answer
        • do not just label techniques, explain why they're used and what effect they have

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