Non-Literary Texts


Non-literary Texts

Explain the difference between literary and non-literary texts

Literary texts tend to have a more artistic purpose and different audience to that of non-literary texts

Approach with confidence the analysis of a non-literary text

Consider lexis, grammar, phonology, purpose, audience and genre

Recognise the importance of identifying the advertiser, the target audience and the purpose when analysing advertisements

These factors all contribute to the style of writing; it can affect the level of formality, complexity of grammar or language and the message of a non-literary text

List Lexical Features which are commonly associated with advertisements

Brand Names, Slogans/catchphrases, positive/conversational/technical/non-standard words, puns and wordplay, lexis which suggests the product is unique

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Non-Literary Texts

Explain the difference between tabloid and broadsheet newspapers

Tabloid - Tends to be more lightweight and have a less well-educated audience

Broadsheets - Usually attracts the more 'highbrow' sectors of society because they include more political and cultural stores

Identify the main linguistic features of headlines

Simple/Informal lexis, journalese, puns, ellipsis, noun phrases, present-tense verbs, phonological devices

List lexical devices commonly associated with newspapers

Tabloids - more informal, journalese, emotive/dramatic/sensational language, bias

Broadsheets - more formal, journalese, factual/informative language, neutral tone/subtle bias

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Non-literary Texts

List grammatical features associated with newspapers

Tabloids - short simple/compound sentences, fronted conjuntions, simple conjunctions

Broadsheets - Longer, complex senteces, wide range of cohesive devices

Explain the distinctive linguistic features of website pages

Non-linear is a big focus of this

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