We have compiled a list of terms and concepts that all relate to the English A: Language and Literature course. They are terms that range from 'free-indirect speech' to 'the Prescribed List of Authors (PLA)'. The glossary provides quick definitions of words that are referred to regularly, so that they can be linked to from multiple pages on this Subject Site. We have tried to keep the definitions concise and succinct. For each definition, at least one example has been included.

You can also use the glossary as a starting point for planning your lessons or understanding the course better. You will notice that many terms have a 'related lessons' section with links to lessons that develop the terms further.

You can find the alphabetical list of the words in the glossary in the menu on the left. 

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