good resources for terminology [English literature A level]

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Does anyone know of any good sites to help me expand my knowledge of more complex terminology, beyond alliteration, metaphor, simile, etc.?
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Narrative Stance:
1st Person – I, We
2nd Person – You
3rd Person – Gender – Him, Her, She, It
Possessive Pronoun – My, Mine, His, Theirs
Demonstrative Pronoun – This, That, These, Those
Indefinite Pronoun – non-specific person or thing e.g. overall, manyGrammar:Parenthesis – Sectioning of Information in Brackets
Anaphora – Repeating terms at the start of a sentence
Asyndetic List – Listing without and
Syndetic List – Listing with and
Lexical Set – Repetition of a group of words with a certain group
Conjunction – FANBOYS = For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So.
Contraction - shortening of two (or more) words into one – isn’t
Conditional Sentence – Starts with ‘If’

Sentence Moods:Imperative – Command
Exclamatory – Exclamation mark at the end
Declarative – Statement
Interrogative – Question mark at the end

Sentence Structure:Minor – No Verbs
Simple – Needs a Verb and a Subject
Compound – 2 simple sentences joined together by a conjunction – For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So
Complex – Subordinate Clause joined to Main Clause. Subordinate Clause = Can’t stand alone e.g. When the Bell rangLexis:
Superlative – Ends in ‘est’
Comparative – Ends in ‘er’
Hyperbole – Deliberate over-exaggeration of things
Juxtaposition – Two things being seen or placed together in contrast to each other
Indefinite Article= A/An
Definite Article = The
Interjection – Filled Pauses, express emotions and feelings e.g. OH!
Past Participle – Used with has, have or had
Present Participle – End in “ing”
Determiner – Introduces a Noun - a/an, the, every, this, those, or many
Metaphor – Something that can’t actually happen, be or see
Simile – uses ‘like’ or ‘as'
Intensifier – strengthens or weakens adjectives
Personification – non- human object given human characteristics
Pathetic Fallacy – Environment mirrors emotion
Oxymoron – Two things together that don’t make sense
Repetition – Repeated words
Litotes – Using a negative to state a positive
Rhetorical Question – Asked Question that doesn’t require an answer
Hypophora – Rhetorical Question followed by an answer
Hyponym – Words with a specific group
Synonym – Group with specific words
Syndetic Pair – Things that go together e.g. dark and light
Tripling – Listing of three items
Double Negative – More than one negative used
Allusion – Referring to something metaphorically
Utterance – Spoken Language
Nouns:Common – A person, thing or idea
Proper – Capitalised – name of a person, place or thing
Concrete – Five senses
Collective – Group of people or things
Abstract – Cannot be seen or touched, no physical reality
Noun Phrase – Adjective before a noun
Verbs:Dynamic – physical action
Stative – Thought, possession, senses and emotion.
Modal – certain, probable or possibility. Ability, permission, requests and advice - can, could, may, might, must, ought to, shall, should, will, be, do, have and would.
Adverb – Modifies Verbs and Adjectives – when, where, how, for what reason, what degree
Verb Phrase – Auxiliary Verb followed by a Verb
Intransitive Verb – Doesn’t have a direct object – not done to someone or something e.g. played
Transitive Verb – Does have a direct object – done to someone or something e.g. sufferingAdjective:Attributive – Before the Noun
Predicative – After the Noun
Compound Adjective – Two words joined by hyphen
Phonology:Plosive – P, B, T
Lateral – L
Fricative – F, V, TH
Sibilant – S, Z
Aspirant – H
Guttural – G
Bilabals – M, B
Monosyllabic Lexis – Words with one syllable
Polysyllabic Lexis – Words with more than one syllable
Consonance – Repetition of constonants
Assonance – Repetition of vowels
Onomatopoeia – Imitates sounds
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(Original post by Bri98)
Hope this can help!
Narrative Stance:
1st Person – I, We
2nd Person – You
3rd Person – Gender – Him, Her, She, It
Possessive Pronoun – My, Mine, His, Theirs
Demonstrative Pronoun – This, That, These, Those
Indefinite Pronoun – non-specific person or thing e.g. overall, manyGrammar:Parenthesis – Sectioning of Information in Brackets
Anaphora – Repeating terms at the start of a sentence
Asyndetic List – Listing without and
Syndetic List – Listing with and
Lexical Set – Repetition of a group of words with a certain group
Conjunction – FANBOYS = For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So.
Contraction - shortening of two (or more) words into one – isn’t
Conditional Sentence – Starts with ‘If’

Sentence Moods:Imperative – Command
Exclamatory – Exclamation mark at the end
Declarative – Statement
Interrogative – Question mark at the end

Sentence Structure:Minor – No Verbs
Simple – Needs a Verb and a Subject
Compound – 2 simple sentences joined together by a conjunction – For, And, Nor, But, Or, Yet, So
Complex – Subordinate Clause joined to Main Clause. Subordinate Clause = Can’t stand alone e.g. When the Bell rangLexis:
Superlative – Ends in ‘est’
Comparative – Ends in ‘er’
Hyperbole – Deliberate over-exaggeration of things
Juxtaposition – Two things being seen or placed together in contrast to each other
Indefinite Article= A/An
Definite Article = The
Interjection – Filled Pauses, express emotions and feelings e.g. OH!
Past Participle – Used with has, have or had
Present Participle – End in “ing”
Determiner – Introduces a Noun - a/an, the, every, this, those, or many
Metaphor – Something that can’t actually happen, be or see
Simile – uses ‘like’ or ‘as'
Intensifier – strengthens or weakens adjectives
Personification – non- human object given human characteristics
Pathetic Fallacy – Environment mirrors emotion
Oxymoron – Two things together that don’t make sense
Repetition – Repeated words
Litotes – Using a negative to state a positive
Rhetorical Question – Asked Question that doesn’t require an answer
Hypophora – Rhetorical Question followed by an answer
Hyponym – Words with a specific group
Synonym – Group with specific words
Syndetic Pair – Things that go together e.g. dark and light
Tripling – Listing of three items
Double Negative – More than one negative used
Allusion – Referring to something metaphorically
Utterance – Spoken Language
Nouns:Common – A person, thing or idea
Proper – Capitalised – name of a person, place or thing
Concrete – Five senses
Collective – Group of people or things
Abstract – Cannot be seen or touched, no physical reality
Noun Phrase – Adjective before a noun
Verbs:Dynamic – physical action
Stative – Thought, possession, senses and emotion.
Modal – certain, probable or possibility. Ability, permission, requests and advice - can, could, may, might, must, ought to, shall, should, will, be, do, have and would.
Adverb – Modifies Verbs and Adjectives – when, where, how, for what reason, what degree
Verb Phrase – Auxiliary Verb followed by a Verb
Intransitive Verb – Doesn’t have a direct object – not done to someone or something e.g. played
Transitive Verb – Does have a direct object – done to someone or something e.g. sufferingAdjective:Attributive – Before the Noun
Predicative – After the Noun
Compound Adjective – Two words joined by hyphen
Phonology:Plosive – P, B, T
Lateral – L
Fricative – F, V, TH
Sibilant – S, Z
Aspirant – H
Guttural – G
Bilabals – M, B
Monosyllabic Lexis – Words with one syllableyou
Polysyllabic Lexis – Words with more than one syllable
Consonance – Repetition of constonants
Assonance – Repetition of vowels
Onomatopoeia – Imitates sounds
you legend!!
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How important is it to know a tonne of terminology?
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(Original post by Gilwern)
How important is it to know a tonne of terminology?
I think it's very important as part of our studies is to analyse texts, which of course includes 'tone'. It's stressful I know, believe me i'm struggling myself, but practise makes perfect!
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Just a thought...

When you're writing about English Literature, you should be engaging with the key ideas in texts. Be careful about flooding your essays with terminology for the sake of it. I have a 1st class Literature degree and never used any of the above terms.
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(Original post by Gilwern)
Just a thought...

When you're writing about English Literature, you should be engaging with the key ideas in texts. Be careful about flooding your essays with terminology for the sake of it. I have a 1st class Literature degree and never used any of the above terms.
(Original post by Gilwern)
Just a thought...

When you're writing about English Literature, you should be engaging with the key ideas in texts. Be careful about flooding your essays with terminology for the sake of it. I have a 1st class Literature degree and never used any of the above terms.
You’ve really taken a weight of my shoulder! There’s no way I could memorise all the terminology.
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It is certainly helpful to know, for example, what a metaphor is. However, many of the terms on that list are far from helpful and would be needlessly confusing to the majority of students.

Great analytical writing (such as you typically write in literature courses) doesn't need to sound big, impressive or complex. In fact, some of the best analytical writing is written with the kind of clarity and simplicity that anyone can understand.
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So all I really need to learn are the pretty basic ones such as lexis and semantics? And more is less basically?
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I've never taught A-Level, so your teacher would be a better judge. However, you certainly won't need to know every term off of that list in order to get a good grade. To get a good grade you need to be a good reader who can explain their ideas clearly and confidently.
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