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Framework for analysis for A Level English Language/Literature


Word classes: nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs,

Syntax: Sentence moods: declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory; sentence types: minor, simple, complex; listing: syndetic and asyndetic;

(Syndetic means connected by a conjunction, asyndetic means with a comma instead of a conjunction.
Syndetic: Birds flock and wheel and cry.
Asyndetic: Birds flock, wheel, and cry.)

Ellipsis: The omission from speech or writing of a word or words that are superfluous or be understood from contextual clues.

  • A set of dots indicating such an omission.

Vocabulary: connotations, semantic fields;

Figurative language: metaphor, simile, personification, symbolism

Register: Formal, informal: genre, audience, topic



Phonology: Alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia, rhyme

Tenses: past, present, future

Narrative viewpoint: 1st person, 2nd person, 3rd person.