Genres of Language

In section (iii) of the Comprehension Question A you will usually be asked about the style that was employed by the writer. If you are asked how the writer used the language of persuasion effectively in the text, you need to be able to identify the features of this type of language and find examples from the text to back up your answer. The same applies to the language of argument, information, narration and aesthetics.

Click on the links below to learn about the different genres.

Language of Narration

Language of Information

Language of Persuasion

Language of Argument

The Aesthetic Use of Language

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