Words to analyse texts
The following post aims at aiding your analysis of literary texts and at providing a wide variety of lexical items that will enhance your writing.
Find VERBS below: you can use them instead of repeating “show” or “is about” while expressing your views on a poem, short story or play.
EXAMINE EXPLORE EXPRESS
POINT AT INTRODUCE DEPICT PORTRAY
DESCRIBE CONVEY …. IS A PICTURE OF…
CAN BE INTERPRETED / SEEN / READ / UNDERSTOOD AS
CENTRE AROUND FOCUS ON EMPHASISE STRENGTHEN
INTENSIFY HIGHLIGHT REFLECT SHOW
FOREGROUND PUT FORTH PRESENT REFER TO
SHED LIGHT ON / UPON REVEAL SUGGEST
DEVELOP THE IDEA THAT… DEAL WITH
CREATE CONJURE UP FORETELL / FORESHADOW
DENOUNCE RAISE AWARENESS OF… CRITICISE
REPRESENT STAND FOR
Also find ADJECTIVES attached: you can use them instead of repeating “effective” as you write about a poem, a short story or a play.
Hope you find them instrumental!