Language Features – Method

When you are looking at how the writer has written something (the ‘method’), you need to look for things in the writing which create a particular effect (make the reader think or feel something). Below is a list of different language features you might see but you MUST comment on the effect of these things. You don’t get any points for JUST spotting them in the writing.

  • Narrative voice (1st Person ‘I’ or 3rd Person ‘He/She’)
  • Verb tense
  • Emotive language vs. Informative language
  • Contrasts
  • Evocative / vivid description
  • Rhyme
  • Rule of three
  • Metaphors / Similes / Personification / Onomatopoeia
  • Alliteration
  • Lists
  • Statistics and / or facts
  • Connotations
  • Anecdotes
  • Imagery
  • Repetition or circular structure
  • Direct speech
  • Quotations used
  • Direct address

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