is a handy alphabetical list of terms encountered in the study of all genres and in all media. The A to Z guide includes:
- terms, concepts, devices and paradigms related to literature, the mass media, the 'new media', film, grammar, everyday texts, critical theory and formal assessment in English
- pronunciation guides and definitions
- literary and dramatic references
- a conversational writing style
- cross-references to Part Two, allowing students to see the terminology, concepts and devices in action.
Part Two is a series of double-page spreads of exemplar material and commentaries that contextualise the definitions in Part One. This section includes:
- detailed analyses of different types of texts encountered by students—poetry, prose fiction, drama, Internet, oration, visual texts, explanations and information.
- a timeline to help students historically place events, genres and literary movements.
- extension activities that consolidate the ways in which students engage with texts.
The Group Index—organised by types of texts, genres and areas of study in English—is designed to improve students' vocabulary and aid in their selection of terminology.
Selected sample pages from English A to Z