Text type and genres

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Text type and genres by Mind Map: Text type and genres

1. The type of a texts depend on their purpose, structure and language features.

1.1. Expository text is intended to identify and characterize experiences, facts, situations, and actions.

1.2. Narrative texts: deal with imaginary or real world and can be fictional (fairy tales, novels, science fiction, horror or adventure stories)

2. Genres

2.1. Fiction

2.2. Nonfiction

2.3. Drama

2.4. Poetry

2.5. Folklore

3. Meaning from context

3.1. Contextual inference or contextual guessing is defined as an important strategy

3.2. Linguistic context: the linguistic environment in which a word is used within a text.

3.3. Situational context: extra-linguistic elements that contribute to the construction of meaning this may involve background knowledge of the subject.

3.4. Factors affecting our guessing ability

3.4.1. Reader related variables

3.4.2. Text related variables

4. Figurative language

4.1. We use figurative language to describe an object, person, or situation by comparing it to something else.

4.2. Many types of figurative language

4.2.1. Metaphors

4.2.2. Similes

4.2.3. Personification

4.2.4. Hyperbole

4.2.5. Idiom

4.2.6. Symbolism

4.3. It refers to the use of words in a way that deviates from the conventional meaning in order to convey a colorful writing, clarity, or comparison