Analysing non-fiction text

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  • Created on: 06-05-15 19:54
heading or title
this should help you decide on the main subject of the text.
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vocabulary
the kinds of words used to give information will also indicate a particular subject. For example, an article about global warming might include words such as environmentalist, carbon footprint, greenhouse gases and sustainability.
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attitude
adjectives and intensifiers should tell you what the writer thinks about their subject. Look for words like totally brilliant, absolutely ridiculous, complete nonsense.
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argument
the author will use points to develop their argument. Look for discourse markers - these are phrases such as on the contrary, what is more, as a result, in conclusion.
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alliteration
A sound feature; the repetition of the same sounds (mainly consonants) usually at the beginning of words.
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intensifiers
An adverb which gives emphasis or force (eg 'totally brilliant', 'very hot')
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metaphor
A comparison made without using 'like' or 'as', eg 'sea of troubles' and 'drowning in debt'.
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rhetorical question
A question asked just for effect with no answer expected.
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simile
The comparison of two generally unlike objects to produce a more vivid description.
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the kinds of words used to give information will also indicate a particular subject. For example, an article about global warming might include words such as environmentalist, carbon footprint, greenhouse gases and sustainability.

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vocabulary

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adjectives and intensifiers should tell you what the writer thinks about their subject. Look for words like totally brilliant, absolutely ridiculous, complete nonsense.

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the author will use points to develop their argument. Look for discourse markers - these are phrases such as on the contrary, what is more, as a result, in conclusion.

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A sound feature; the repetition of the same sounds (mainly consonants) usually at the beginning of words.

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