Tools for Analysis
Linguistic terms - Drama specific
Euphemism - Where a word that could be considered harsh or offensive is substituted for one which is softer, indirect or vague.
Simple Sentence - A sentence that only has one clause ( no grammar in it).
Complex Sentence - A sentence that contains a dependant clause which adds onto the main clause, e.g. When the bell rings (dependant clause), walk away (main clause).
Compound Sentence - A sentence that has two independent clauses (ones that could be just a simple sentence) joined together by a conjunction.
Exclamatory Sentence - A sentence which uses or expresses exclamation, usually with '!' on the end.
Declarative Sentence - A sentence which lets people know something, or explains something. E.g. "I need to be alone."
Imperative Sentence - A sentence which expresses a command or is commanding. E.g. "Sit down."
Interrogative Sentence - A sentence which conveys a question, usually with '?' on the end.
Parentheses - A explanatory sentence which interrupts sentence structure without affecting it. Usually found in early texts.
Ellipsis - The omission from a sentence one or more words…