A text that is
usually about a
– Linguistic techniques
Who is telling the story
Persona (usually poetry)
Past/ present/ future
Short – suspense /tension
Long – descriptive /slow
A poem that is usually written
by a New Zealand poet.
– Figurative Language
Read to the punctuation
Is there a change of tense?
Is this about the past/future?
Multi levels of meaning
A speech or formal writing
that is given/written by
- Linguistic techniques
Parts of speech
You have your own knowledge base.
You grew up in this environment.
You belong to a group of people.
You have relationships (family and
You have survived on this planet for years.
You have individual experiences.
of literary style
Identify the language
technique used AND give an
example from the text.
Alli 1st PersonAdjectivePronoun Simile
Explain how the
author conveys a…
Evaluate the technique, why
it was used and what
effect it has on the reader.
What do I need?
A highlighter pen
Pens and pencils
A good night’s sleep
Don’t try cramming information
Know that the last few years have
not been wasted….
Read the entire passage or poem, including the
title, author and any footnotes.
Write down two or three quick jottings of
Read through again with a pencil/highlighter
marking techniques, links, peculiarities, themes.
Try to identify the writer’s intention.
Skim text to find relevant material, close read
Attempt all questions!!!!!!!!
Trust your instincts.
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If all else fails say any technique is
used for “emphasis” but explain
what it is emphasising.