English Language Commentary

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  • Created by: HStree
  • Created on: 29-04-15 20:02
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  • Commentary
    • Form
      • Letter
      • Diary
      • Speech
      • Newspaper / magazine article
      • Novel
      • Short story
      • Advertisement
      • Interview
    • Context
      • Purpose
        • What is the text for?
          • Persuasive
            • To advertise
            • To change an opinion or behaviour
            • To gain support / political following
          • Report
            • To report events
          • Descriptive
        • How is the text framed?
        • Clues as to what a text might be doing and why
          • Audience
            • Level of formality
              • Formal
              • Colloquial / idiomatic
              • Informal
            • How is the text framed?
      • Audience
        • Level of formality
          • Formal
          • Colloquial / idiomatic
          • Informal
      • What is the text's situation (temporal, geopgraphical, political)
    • Register
      • Lexical field
    • Language
      • Imagery
        • Metaphors
        • Similes
        • Figures of speech
      • Word choice
        • Connotations
        • Characterisation
          • How does the word choice create a character?
        • Register
        • Comparative/superlative
      • Allusions
        • Biblical
        • Historical
        • Political
        • Literary
      • Alliteration
      • Onomatopoeia
    • Structure
      • Grammatical
        • Sentence length
        • Use of imperative(Listen!) / Exclamation (Ouch!) /
        • Tense
      • Direct speech
      • Paragraphs
        • Length
        • Internal structure
      • Pronouns
        • First person "I"
        • Second person "you"
        • Third person "S/he/it"
        • "We" - Direct address to include audience
      • Ellipsis
        • ...
        • Something missing
      • Repetition
    • Tone
      • Irony
      • Understatement
      • Casual

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