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Contextual features
Situational factors
Where is it set?  Who is present?  What has just happened previously?  What will happen next?  What act and scene is it from?
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Contextual features
Status and relationships
Who is speaking?  Is it soliloquy, dialogue or conversation?  Is it blank verse or prose?  What is the status of the characters?
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Interactional features
Initiating turns  Length of turns  Turn taking in dialogue  Pauses  Agenda setting  Modes of address  Pragmatics  Politeness principles
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Lexico-grammatical features
Types of utterance  Figurative language  Rhetorical strategies  Vocabulary  Non-fluency features
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Phonological features

Intonation  Word stress  Tone of voice  Accent/dialect
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Dramatic effects
Presentation of themes, attitudes and ideas  Construction of character  Unfolding of the plot  Build up of tension, suspense, climax  Creation of mood, tone and atmosphere  Showing relationships between characters  Effect on audience  Irony, rhetoric, persuasion, humour, etc
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Contextual features
Discourse conventions
What is the dramatic purpose of the scene?  What would be the effect on the audience?  What is the genre of the play?
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