What is the purpose of using ALLITERATION?
Example: "From forth the fatal loins of these two foes"
Creates a comic, light hearted tone to entertain the reader. To engage.
Sticks in the reader’s mind as it makes the text catchy. To emphasise.
Used to command respect from the reader. Shows sophistication and authority in its tone. To persuade.
Why use REPETITION?
Example: "somewhere ages and ages hence"
To emphasise. Strengthens the force of the point. Draws attention and means the audience is more likely to remember the words.
Helps the reader to familiarise themselves with the subject. To engage.
Engages the reader as they feel they are being addressed directly. Forces them to have an opinion. To persuade.
Why are SIMILE's used?
For example: “I'll worship like a dog at the shrine of your lies”
Used to reflect the writer’s attitude or emotions of a subject. Changes in tones signal a new direction or shift in attitude. To affect the reader.
Creates vivid images in the reader’s mind to entertain/persuade or make the subject more believable. To engage.
What effect does COLLOQUIAL/INFORMAL language have on an audience?
"A bunch of numpties"
Makes the text more relaxed, draws the reader in and makes it easy to relate to. To persuade.
Allows the reader to feel for the character/writer’s thoughts and feelings. To persuade.
Why use PERSONIFICATION?
For example: The run down house appeared depressed.
What is the purpose of using SYMBOLISM?
Example: the mockingjay in "The Hunger Games" series is used to symbolise rebellion or resistance to the Capitol's rule.
Can convey complex ideas with a few words or an image. It is used to involve and engage the reader.
Allows reader to hear the sounds of the words they reflect. To involve the reader in the writer’s world.
Helps make an issue seem more important and dramatic than it is. To emphasise.
Why do composers use INTERTEXTUALITY?
Example: "The Simpsons" often uses refences to other texts in their storylines.
What is the purpose of using ONOMATOPOEIA?
Example: "POW", "BAM", "SNAP"
Why is PARODY used in texts?
Example: see picture
Why is TONE used by writers?
Examples of tone in a story include just about any adjective you can imagine: