Text 30: Little Grey Rabbits Pancake Day

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A-Levels English Literature and Language (AS) Mind Map on Text 30: Little Grey Rabbits Pancake Day, created by Luke Davies on 05/16/2013.

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Text 30: Little Grey Rabbits Pancake Day
1 Context: Written by Allison (1884 – 1976)
1.1 Best known for her children’s series about little grey rabbit and Sam pig
1.2 She began writing to support herself and her son financially after she became a widow
2 Context of production: Intended for children
2.1 Allison Uttely started writing children’s books to support herself financially
2.1.1 Written in the 1930’s
3 Layout of presentation: Small paragraphs and simple sentences due to it being written for children ‘Oh its hot said hare’
3.1 Blue Font
3.2 This can be linked to text 23: Jonathan Crisp as it uses colour to represent the heat of the crisps, illustrations, different colour font and personification ‘Crisps of natural character’
3.3 Illustrations
3.4 Last paragraph has rhyming couplets
4 Form and structure: The text has small paragraphs mostly made up of simple and compound sentences ‘Eat it cried Rabbit
4.1 This compares to Text 4: Grandpa’s soup, which has simple sentences ‘He knows I will grow up and pine for it’
4.1.1 It also has one long paragraph which is written in a stream of consciousness
5 Sound patterning: Rhymes, alliteration ‘Pancake day pancake day’
5.1 This can be compared to Text 4: Grandpas soup as it uses rhymes and alliteration ‘Hough which rhymes with loch’
6 Word choice: Monosyllabic, its intended for small children so it’s easy and simple to read
6.1 ‘OFF’ is in capitals
6.2 Can be compared with text 1: Butchers shop ‘They hang’ as this gives a visual representation of them hanging
6.2.1 ‘Meaty smile’ Butcher described as a piece of meat
6.2.2 Polysyllabic, gives a negative description of the butcher
7 Grammar: Very simple sentences so it’s easy to read
7.1 Few compound sentences
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