What Literary Devices Should I Look Out For In The Texts? Watch

aadil10
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#1
I'm doing my mock GCSE English Language and just wondered what to look out for in the texts, and perhaps what to use myself.

E.g. Metaphors, sibilance, alliteration, juxtaposition...

which ones are less obvious and will make my work stand out more if I include them?
0
reply
karmacrunch
  • Study Helper
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#2
Report 4 years ago
#2
(Original post by aadil10)
I'm doing my mock GCSE English Language and just wondered what to look out for in the texts, and perhaps what to use myself.

E.g. Metaphors, sibilance, alliteration, juxtaposition...

which ones are less obvious and will make my work stand out more if I include them?
Off of the top of my head- hyperbole, onomatopoeia, oxymorons, rhetorical questions, imagery, rhythm, rhyming, symbolism...

The list is endless! I would search for a 'list of literary devices' and see what comes up. Try and learn some. There are plenty and I'm sure you'll find many, which you'll be able to use! Good luck.

Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
aadil10
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#3
(Original post by karmacrunch)
Off of the top of my head- hyperbole, onomatopoeia, oxymorons, rhetorical questions, imagery, rhythm, rhyming, symbolism...

The list is endless! I would search for a 'list of literary devices' and see what comes up. Try and learn some. There are plenty and I'm sure you'll find many, which you'll be able to use! Good luck.

Posted from TSR Mobile
hmm oxymoron, that sounds unusual I think I shall try to include this :P
0
reply
karmacrunch
  • Study Helper
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#4
Report 4 years ago
#4
(Original post by aadil10)
hmm oxymoron, that sounds unusual I think I shall try to include this :P
I'd only use it if it's relevant though. :mmm:

E.g. If the person talks about something being 'bittersweet'... That's oxymoronic!

Oxymoron- a figure of speech in which appears contradictory (bitter + sweet)

Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
aadil10
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 4 years ago
#5
(Original post by karmacrunch)
I'd only use it if it's relevant though. :mmm:

E.g. If the person talks about something being 'bittersweet'... That's oxymoronic!

Oxymoron- a figure of speech in which appears contradictory (bitter + sweet)

Posted from TSR Mobile
I will find a way to fit it in
0
reply
crashMATHS
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#6
Report 4 years ago
#6
(Original post by aadil10)
I'm doing my mock GCSE English Language and just wondered what to look out for in the texts, and perhaps what to use myself.

E.g. Metaphors, sibilance, alliteration, juxtaposition...

which ones are less obvious and will make my work stand out more if I include them?
Some things:

Connotations
Semantic fields
Alliteration
Juxtaposition
Metaphors
Similes
Rhythm
Oxymorons
Jargon
Lists
Rhetorical questions
Plosives
Fricatives
Sibilance
Hyperbole
Repetition
Imperatives/commands
Personification
Statistics and opinions

That's all I can think of - the list is endless, though. Remember, you should also link these techniques back to language and connotations: this is what will get you the higher marks in the paper. Mention the technique, the effect, talk about the connotations of the words used within the technique and link this to an alternative effect.

Hope it helps


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
German123
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#7
Report 4 years ago
#7
(Original post by aadil10)
I'm doing my mock GCSE English Language and just wondered what to look out for in the texts, and perhaps what to use myself.

E.g. Metaphors, sibilance, alliteration, juxtaposition...

which ones are less obvious and will make my work stand out more if I include them?
Directive language, hyperbole, similies,facts, opinions

You should go on Mr bruff on youtube- He is soo good and will guide you on what to write for every question.
0
reply
German123
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#8
Report 4 years ago
#8
(Original post by aadil10)
I'm doing my mock GCSE English Language and just wondered what to look out for in the texts, and perhaps what to use myself.

E.g. Metaphors, sibilance, alliteration, juxtaposition...

which ones are less obvious and will make my work stand out more if I include them?
an example of an oxymoron: "parting is such sweet sorrow"
0
reply
crashMATHS
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#9
Report 4 years ago
#9
(Original post by German123)
Directive language, hyperbole, similies,facts, opinions

You should go on Mr bruff on youtube- He is soo good and will guide you on what to write for every question.
I think Mr Bruff is very basic and generalised. His effects are 'it makes it memorable', for example, which are unspecific and don't allow you to go beyond Band 2 (by real examiner standards). Use him, but I'd definitely not rely on him to learn the technique.

Also, I can't reply to you: your inbox is full


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
German123
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#10
Report 4 years ago
#10
(Original post by kingaaran)
I think Mr Bruff is very basic and generalised. His effects are 'it makes it memorable', for example, which are unspecific and don't allow you to go beyond Band 2 (by real examiner standards). Use him, but I'd definitely not rely on him to learn the technique.

Also, I can't reply to you: your inbox is full


Posted from TSR Mobile
Ok cool
0
reply
German123
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#11
Report 4 years ago
#11
(Original post by kingaaran)
I think Mr Bruff is very basic and generalised. His effects are 'it makes it memorable', for example, which are unspecific and don't allow you to go beyond Band 2 (by real examiner standards). Use him, but I'd definitely not rely on him to learn the technique.

Also, I can't reply to you: your inbox is full


Posted from TSR Mobile
I have used Mr Bruff before and already did my English GCSE
0
reply
crashMATHS
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#12
Report 4 years ago
#12
(Original post by German123)
I have used Mr Bruff before and already did my English GCSE
He's too simplistic :/


Posted from TSR Mobile
0
reply
German123
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#13
Report 4 years ago
#13
(Original post by kingaaran)
He's too simplistic :/


Posted from TSR Mobile
Oh....i never saw it that way. Anyway i have deleted some of my Msgs so you can PM me if you want.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

University open days

  • Cranfield University
    Cranfield Forensic MSc Programme Open Day Postgraduate
    Thu, 25 Apr '19
  • University of the Arts London
    Open day: MA Footwear and MA Fashion Artefact Postgraduate
    Thu, 25 Apr '19
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
    Undergraduate Open Day - Llandaff Campus Undergraduate
    Sat, 27 Apr '19

Have you registered to vote?

Yes! (481)
37.76%
No - but I will (98)
7.69%
No - I don't want to (88)
6.91%
No - I can't vote (<18, not in UK, etc) (607)
47.65%

Watched Threads

View All