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GCSE English Language & GCSE English Literature

How do writers use language to influence YOU? An introduction to analysing techniques in English Language and Literature

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Learn how to identify and analyse language techniques in this comprehensive starter course! From Shakespeare to modern sci fi authors, all writers use language to make their readers feel something. This introduction will show you what those language techniques are, why they are used and where to find them. These skills are applicable to both English Language and English Literature exams.

In this course you will learn:

  • The three main ways writers use language to create effect
  • Some of the most common features and how to spot them
  • How to analyse the techniques you spot

Techniques covered include:

  • Nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs
  • Connotations, semantic fields, similies, metaphors
  • Personification, pathetic fallacy, oxymoron, repitition
  • Alliteration, sibilance, assonance, onomatopoeia
  • Sentence forms (simple compound, complex, fragment/minor lists)
  • Rhetorical questions, exclamations

You will need:

  • Pen
  • Paper

Students have access to complete and revisit this course for 90 days.
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Your Tutor: Charlotte Ball