English Language A level

Stylistic analysis for AQA English Language and Literature

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English Language A level by Mind Map: English Language A level

1. Stylistic Features (AO1)

1.1. Lexis

1.1.1. Semantic Fields

1.1.1.1. romance: 'kiss', 'heart', 'sensual', 'rose'

1.1.2. Adjectives/Adverbs

1.1.2.1. official, undisputed, carefully, probably,

1.1.3. Noun Phrases

1.1.3.1. 'decaying old car covered in rust'

1.1.4. Modal Verbs

1.1.4.1. 'should', 'can', 'must','might', 'will'

1.2. Grammar

1.2.1. Pronouns

1.2.1.1. Personal

1.2.1.1.1. 'me', 'you', 'they'

1.2.1.2. Singular/Plural

1.2.1.2.1. 'I', 'she' vs 'we', 'them'

1.2.1.3. Possessive

1.2.1.3.1. 'my', 'our', 'his'

1.2.2. Sentence Moods

1.2.2.1. Declarative

1.2.2.1.1. The dog is black.

1.2.2.2. Interrogative

1.2.2.2.1. What colour is the dog?

1.2.2.3. Imperative

1.2.2.3.1. Leave the dog alone.

1.2.2.4. Exclamatory

1.2.2.4.1. What a good girl!

1.3. Discourse

1.3.1. Chronological Structure

1.3.2. Subheadings

1.3.3. Turn-Taking

1.3.4. Paragraphing

1.3.5. Shifts in focus

1.4. [Phonology and Prosodics]

2. Influence of Context (AO3)

2.1. Producer

2.1.1. Who wrote it?

2.1.2. Why did they write it?

2.2. Genre

2.2.1. What type of text is it?

2.3. Audience

2.3.1. Who receives it?

2.3.2. What do they expect from it?

2.4. Register

2.5. Tone

3. Structuring a response (AO1/AO4/AO5)

3.1. Structure of each paragraph

3.2. Planning

3.3. linking words

3.4. Structure of whole essay

4. Topic-specific theories and concepts (AO2)

4.1. CLA

4.2. Language Change

4.3. Language and Power

4.4. Language and Gender

4.5. Language and Technology