Minimum to well, maximum! (P1 & P2)

Help, tips and assistance for students. This blog is part of a range specifically for students and can be found, along with others, under Student GCSE Blogs.

When you scroll down this list, please don’t feel overwhelmed. It’s long, I know, but most of these you would have learnt in primary and will have used right up to year11 in both your literature and language units of English GCSE. In other words, it’s not as bad as it looks!

When approaching Question 2 (language analysis) as a minimum you need to be secure in the following terms:

  • Adjective
  • Adverb
  • Alliteration
  • First person narrative
  • Hyperbole
  • Images
  • Metaphor
  • Noun
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Personification
  • Point of view
  • Repetition
  • Simile
  • Tension
  • Tone
  • Verb
  • Vocabulary

However, try to get to grips with the following for in-depth analysis:

  • Atmosphere
  • Description
  • Emotive
  • Extended image
  • Extended metaphor
  • Flashback
  • Foregrounding or emphasis
  • Foreshadowing
  • Motif
  • Narrative perspective
  • Parallel structure
  • Rhetoric
  • Short but dramatic narrative
  • Sibilant sound
  • Symbolise

For Q3 Structure you will also need to know the following terminology:

  • Bias (what is present or omitted)
  • Chronologically
  • Colloquial
  • Complex sentence
  • Complex sentences with multiple clauses
  • Compound sentence
  • Conjunction
  • Connectives
  • Dialogue
  • Direct address
  • Direct quote
  • Direct testimony
  • Distant and formal mode of address
  • Emotive assertions
  • Extended list
  • Facts
  • Factual language
  • First-person
  • Foregrounding or emphasis
  • Humour
  • Imperative
  • Impressions
  • Inform
  • Intensifier
  • Interrogatives
  • Interview
  • Journal
  • Long complex sentence
  • Newspaper report
  • One-sided view
  • Persuasive and rhetorical tone
  • Point of view
  • Present participles
  • Present tense verbs
  • Pronoun
  • Questions
  • Reporting
  • Second person
  • Short sentence
  • Structure
  • Superlative
  • Testimonies
  • Third person perspective
  • Time shift
  • Tone and focus
  • Triples

 

There’s a subject terminology mat here if you want it (Subject terminology mat)

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(I didn’t make this – it was a twitter share – I will credit once I find author!)

Thanks for reading.

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