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Linguistic and literary features

Linguistic features
Interactive features of conversation

Phatic conversations: small talk that frequently opens and closes
conversations. Its function is social rather than informative.
Turn taking: differences in the number/length of turns of speakers.
Consider if the turns are equal or even…

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Approbation maxim: minimise dispraise of other and maximise praise of
other by changing a direct negative comment to a suggestion and then to a
positive comment.

Lakoff's politeness theory
-don't impose
-give options
-make others feel good
Brown and Levinson's face theory
Face refers to…

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syntax- sentence structure

simple/complex
complete/grammatical/incomplete/broken
elliptical utterances

Literary features

figurative language
imagery
metaphor
simile
personification
rhyme
consonance
assonance
rhythm
metre
iambic pentameter
alliteration
sibilance
characterisation
narrative voice

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Monika

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Really good was not even aware of the 'gender' theory at all my teachers haven't taught me that :D 

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