When first opening the paper.. spend a good 10 minutes reading the questions.
You will get an idea on what is being looked at, so whilst going through the articles/ items you can scribble things down on the question paper.
Paper 1 - Section A
Nouns(naming words): familiar, ordinary, exotic, strange?
Verbs(action words): Strong, forceful? Abstractions - believing?
Adjectives(Describing words): Clearer meaning? How?
Pronouns (I or they) How do they show viewpoints?
Look for comparisons - what effects do the similies and metaphors have?
Look for Onamatopoeia - what effect does this give?
Look for Colloquilism - Words that make written sound like speech
Look for Ambiguity, irony, sarcasm and humour
Describe fully how these techniques have been applied.
Short sentences usually: attract readers attention, puts stress on content.
Long Sentences usually: are of more detail and analysis
Byline: Name of the Reporter
Standfirst: introductory paragraph
Comment on each device in detail