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The table below shows examples of the various text types that exist within these categories: LITERARY TEXTS Description An imaginative account of the characteristic features of people, places or events. Recount A retelling of the events of a story. Personal Response Gives a personal opinion on an imaginative text. Review An analysis and personal opinion on an imaginative text.
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Narrative A story told through an imaginative sequence of events. FACTUAL TEXTS Description Describes in factual terms a real place or thing. Recount Retells real events accurately. Information Report Gives a detailed factual account of something, which has been researched from reliable information resources. Procedure A set of instructions about how to do something. Explanation Tells how or why something happens. PERSUASIVE TEXTS Exposition Explains a point of view in an attempt to convince others. Discussion Provides arguments and evidence about all sides of an issue in an attempt to arrive at a decision.
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What is a play? A play is a visual and theatrical presentation of a literary text. A play is written down largely as dialogue between various characters. A play can be read like a novel, but it is usually performed by actors. A play is similar to a narrative because it has characters, a basic plot structure (beginning, middle, end), and key themes and ideas. A play is different from a written narrative because it relies less on descriptive words and more on characterisation (how the characters act). Some plays are dramatic , some are comedies and others are musicals . Plays can be imaginative or informative. Plays are open to interpretation when they are performed because of the minimal descriptions. Examples of plays William Shakespeare was a famous playwright. He wrote many plays that you might know, such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Many plays have been adapted from novels, story books or movies. Structure of a play A play can have a flexible structure. It is important, however, that the structure is maintained throughout the entire play so that the audience understands what is happening. The structure of a play is very similar to the structure of a literary narrative because it has a beginning , middle and end (refer Chapter 1). Elements of a play A literary narrative, such as a novel or short story, relies on descriptive words to tell a story. A play is different because it relies on many other elements to tell a story: characterisation dialogue set design lighting sound costumes The set design of a play sets the tone or mood of the story, much like the description of the setting in a book. Set design can be very basic or it can be very elaborate. A basic set allows the audience to use more imagination. Other sets can be very detailed to create a certain mood for the play.
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