Writers' techniques

Sarah Holmes
Mind Map by Sarah Holmes, updated more than 1 year ago
Sarah Holmes
Created by Sarah Holmes about 6 years ago
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A mind map showing the language, structural, presentational and rhetorical devices used by writers to help learners understand the skills they need to develop as writers.

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Writers' techniques
  1. Language
    1. Parts of speech
      1. Noun phrases
        1. Verbs & adverbs
          1. Nouns & adjectives
            1. Prepositions
              1. Prepositional phrases
                1. Adverbial phrases
                2. Rhetorical devices
                  1. Emotive language
                    1. Three-part lists
                      1. Rhetorical questions
                        1. Opinions as facts
                          1. pronouns
                            1. superlatives
                              1. imperatives
                              2. Figurative language
                                1. Metaphors
                                  1. Similes
                                    1. Personification
                                      1. Onomatopoeia
                                    2. Presentational devices
                                      1. Colours
                                        1. Fonts
                                          1. Images
                                            1. Photos
                                              1. Illustrations
                                                1. Diagrams
                                                  1. Cartoons
                                                  2. Layout
                                                    1. Bullet point lists
                                                      1. Text boxes
                                                        1. Headings and sub headings
                                                          1. Arrangement of text on the page
                                                        2. Structure
                                                          1. Sentence variations
                                                            1. Short, simple
                                                              1. Compound
                                                                1. Complex
                                                                  1. Past tense
                                                                    1. Future tense
                                                                      1. Present tense
                                                                      2. Order
                                                                        1. How info is presented
                                                                          1. How info is divided up
                                                                        2. Narrative viewpoint
                                                                          1. First person
                                                                            1. Limited
                                                                              1. Unreliable?
                                                                                1. Biased?
                                                                                2. Third person
                                                                                  1. Limited viewpoint
                                                                                    1. Omniscient - all seeing
                                                                                      1. Objective?
                                                                                      2. Varied viewpoint
                                                                                        1. gives alternative view of situations
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