English Language Techniques & Mnemonics

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Short Stories
Use basic SPaG; Use descriptive techniques e.g. similes, metaphors, pathetic fallacy, alliteration; Hook the reader with the introduction e.g. omen, plunge, intrigue; Fluctuate paragraph and sentence length for effect.
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Review
Present balanced ideas, but can be opinionated if justified; Focus on the topic, don't go off on tangents!
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Poetry Analysis
Introduction - Talk about context and why the poem was written; PEAs - one or two for use of language and structure; Conclusion - Briefly sum up key ideas and overall opinion.
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Character Development
Mind-map / list character traits and / or backstory; When writing, consider the context and outcome - will this experience change the character?; Compare the beginning of the story to the end of the story - has the character stayed consistent?
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MASSIVE - Short Story Techniques
Metaphors, Adjectives, Similes, Sentence structure, Imagery, Vocabulary, Effective [ad]verbs
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Report
Stay neutral - no opinions!; Avoid using first / second person; Use the passive voice (noun then verb); Non-chronological order; Sophisticated but straightforward language; Suggest improvements, and explain your suggestions.
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Complaint
Use opinionated adjectives; Sound reasonable - no threats; Stay unbiased and factual to support your complaints; Clearly organise points into paragraphs; In your conclusion, ask for any compensation you feel is justified.
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Present balanced ideas, but can be opinionated if justified; Focus on the topic, don't go off on tangents!

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Review

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Introduction - Talk about context and why the poem was written; PEAs - one or two for use of language and structure; Conclusion - Briefly sum up key ideas and overall opinion.

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Mind-map / list character traits and / or backstory; When writing, consider the context and outcome - will this experience change the character?; Compare the beginning of the story to the end of the story - has the character stayed consistent?

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Card 5

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Metaphors, Adjectives, Similes, Sentence structure, Imagery, Vocabulary, Effective [ad]verbs

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