AQA English Language and LiteratureTerminology AS/A2

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AQA English Language and Literature Terminology

AS/A2

 

Learning and using this terminology in your English exam will guarentee success!!

(as long as you use it correctly..DUH!)

I hope this helps you revise :D

 Colloquialism- Informal words or phrases/slang (used mainly in conversation) e.g.- 'y'all', 'gonna', 'wanna' etc.

 Definite Article- Introduces a noun phrase and implies that the 'thing' mentioned has already been explained, or is commonly known e.g.- 'I just watched the new Harry Potter film' , 'That's Josh's phone, Hayley just rang.'

 Deictic Expression- The context/ meaning of a situation is only known by the people involved. e.g.- I ask 'Will you be there?' It is unlikely for a person who is not in the conversation to know were 'there' is.             -'Pass me that'

 Diachronics- That language changes overtime (archaic) e.g.- 'Thou shall not kill' would nowadays translate to 'You should not kill'

 Didactic Tone- Usually to instruct or teach, have moral, sometimes boring (seems like you are being spoken to/at)  e.g.- The 10 Commandments, Rules, You should not lie etc. 

 Ellipsis- The omission of part of a sentance e.g.- 'Hope you get well soon' (the 'I' is missing), also 'Going shop?' correctly should be 'Are you going to the shop?'

 Graphology- The layout, presentation of a text e.g.- How is it set out? Using:

Paragraphs, Columns, Stanzas

Comments

shahida begum

great, GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! really really helpful in revision

James Bowles

cheers man, very helpful.  Good use of irony by spelling guarantee wrong though, see what you did there ;)

Douglas Magraw

your going to heaven for this

Farmie

Thanks for the notes! NEEDED THAT!!! 

razz

Life saver

Robyn Ashcroft

I love you, thank you so much 

SophieMortlock

Thank you so much! This is amazing!!<3 

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