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Ways to group texts
Remember GRAMPS (Genre, register, audience, mode, purpose and semantics) but also
here is a list which is by no means complete but offers ideas for groups to categorise
texts in to.
Genre- for example adverts, narratives, poetry, instructions, recipes etc.
Intended audience- for example children, females, males or simply a specific
audience such as gamers or birdwatchers etc.
Purpose- for example to persuade, to instruct, to inform, to teach, to entertain
Use of second person pronouns
Use of first person pronouns
Use of adjectives
Modal verb- epistemic or deontic
Phonological features such as alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeias etc.
Subject specific lexis/ jargon
Deixis (context dependent)
Distance between intended reader/listener and writer/speaker
Figurative language such as metaphors, similes, hyperboles, oxymoron's etc.
Whether a text is ephermal or not
Tense for example present tense, past tense or future tense