Graphology Framework. AS Level English Language. What is graphology?. Originally, graphology applied only to the appearance of a person\'s handwriting For the purposes of your course, however, it applies to any aspect of the form and appearance of a text that modifies meaning in any way.
AS Level English Language
Because these features are what you first notice you would do well to apply the graphology framework first in your stylistic analyses
When you are analysing a text using the graphological framework, you will need to consider the following points:
Of course, it is not acceptable merely to comment that the letters on this text are a mixture of upper and lower case words.
Mentioning what font the text is presented in is also useful, although you are not required to know various different font types e.g. Tahoma, Palatino Linotype, Times New Roman
Grapheme of EZ used instead of ES – can tie this in with lexis
The use of full stops here in between the words ‘TOMMY GUN’ replicates the sound and action of a machine gun.
Again, it is important to mention the effect these have on the text rather than just saying “there is a lot of white space in this text”!
Bullet points – showing organisation
Short, concise paragraphs
White space making the advert look uncluttered
Columns – showing clearly ordered text
Finally the last things you need to mention regarding the graphology framework are:
As stated before, you need to state what effect these features have on the text as a whole and if they are effective in achieving their aims.
Pink – the colour of love (softness)
Drawing of a heart
Mocked up photograph
Now you have the tools to analyse a text using the graphology framework!