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 Form 4 Oral Literature Revision Questions

Oral literature revision questions Lesson 3
1. Verbal and non-verbal skills/ devices/ cues used in oral literature:
2. Non-verbal cues/ devices/ para-linguistic; extra-linguistic features used in oral literature:

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Verbal skills/ devices/ cues used in oral literature
- Voice projection; in order to audible. -Tonal variation; to break monotony & create interest. Stress; to emphasize on certain issue/ point.
- Intonation; to express different feelings/ moods and meanings. - Proper articulation (pronunciation)

Non-verbal cues/ devices/ para-linguistic; extra-linguistic features used in oral literature: - Use of gestures (gesticulation); stretching hands, waving, swinging, pointing, clapping, thumbing,
raising hand, spreading hands, shaking hands etc -Facial expression; smiling, nodding, frowning, blinking, widening eyes, eye contact, winking etc -Body movement; bending, stretching one‟s body, enlarging stomach, curtsying ,bowing, shaking one‟s body etc -Dramatization/ dramatic
aspects; acting out scenes like jumping etc -Pregnant pauses; significant/ meaningful pauses (breaks) - to achieve certain effects such as suspense. -Mimicry; imitation of sounds specific certain animals or beings during narration


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