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How to analyse a text for language features. Step 1 - Read through for understanding Step 2 - Read through highlighting language features. Step 3 - Name.

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1 How to analyse a text for language features. Step 1 - Read through for understanding Step 2 - Read through highlighting language features. Step 3 - Name the language feature Step 4 - Write a definition of the language feature Step 5 - Read through again and think of the effect on you as the reader. How does it make you feel? What does it make you think?

2 1) Repetition The boy sitting opposite him was his enemy. The boy sitting opposite him was called Tigo, and he wore a green silk jacket with an orange stripe on each sleeve. The jacket told Danny that Tigo was his enemy. The jacket shrieked, “Enemy, enemy!” “This is a good piece,” Tigo said, indicating the gun on the table. “This runs you close to forty-five bucks, you try to buy it in a store. That’s a lot of money. The gun on the table was a Smith & Wesson.38 Police Special. It rested exactly in the centre of the table, its sawed-off, two- inch barrel abruptly terminating the otherwise lethal grace of the weapon. There was a checked walnut stock on the gun, and the gun was finished in a flat blue. Alongside the gun were three.38 Special cartridges.

3 How does the repetition affect you?

4 2) Short Sentences The boy sitting opposite him was his enemy. The boy sitting opposite him was called Tigo, and he wore a green silk jacket with an orange stripe on each sleeve. The jacket told Danny that Tigo was his enemy. The jacket shrieked, “Enemy, enemy!” “This is a good piece,” Tigo said, indicating the gun on the table. “This runs you close to forty-five bucks, you try to buy it in a store. That’s a lot of money.” The gun on the table was a Smith & Wesson.38 Police Special. It rested exactly in the centre of the table, its sawed-off, two-inch barrel abruptly terminating the otherwise lethal grace of the weapon. There was a checked walnut stock on the gun, and the gun was finished in a flat blue. Alongside the gun were three.38 Special cartridges

5 What is the impact of the short sentences against the longer ones?

6 3) Personification – Can you find it? The boy sitting opposite him was his enemy. The boy sitting opposite him was called Tigo, and he wore a green silk jacket with an orange stripe on each sleeve. The jacket told Danny that Tigo was his enemy. The jacket shrieked, “Enemy, enemy!” “This is a good piece,” Tigo said, indicating the gun on the table. “This runs you close to forty-five bucks, you try to buy it in a store. That’s a lot of money.” The gun on the table was a Smith & Wesson.38 Police Special. It rested exactly in the centre of the table, its sawed-off, two-inch barrel abruptly terminating the otherwise lethal grace of the weapon. There was a checked walnut stock on the gun, and the gun was finished in a flat blue. Alongside the gun were three.38 Special cartridges.

7 What is the effect of personification on the reader?

8 3) Personification The boy sitting opposite him was his enemy. The boy sitting opposite him was called Tigo, and he wore a green silk jacket with an orange stripe on each sleeve. The jacket told Danny that Tigo was his enemy. The jacket shrieked, “Enemy, enemy!” “This is a good piece,” Tigo said, indicating the gun on the table. “This runs you close to forty-five bucks, you try to buy it in a store. That’s a lot of money.” The gun on the table was a Smith & Wesson.38 Police Special. It rested exactly in the centre of the table, its sawed-off, two-inch barrel abruptly terminating the otherwise lethal grace of the weapon. There was a checked walnut stock on the gun, and the gun was finished in a flat blue. Alongside the gun were three.38 Special cartridges.

9 4) Colour The boy sitting opposite him was his enemy. The boy sitting opposite him was called Tigo, and he wore a green silk jacket with an orange stripe on each sleeve. The jacket told Danny that Tigo was his enemy. The jacket shrieked, “Enemy, enemy!” “This is a good piece,” Tigo said, indicating the gun on the table. “This runs you close to forty-five bucks, you try to buy it in a store. That’s a lot of money.” The gun on the table was a Smith & Wesson.38 Police Special. It rested exactly in the centre of the table, its sawed-off, two-inch barrel abruptly terminating the otherwise lethal grace of the weapon. There was a checked walnut stock on the gun, and the gun was finished in a flat blue. Alongside the gun were three.38 Special cartridges.

10 How does the writer’s use of colour influence the reader?

11 5) Juxtaposition The boy sitting opposite him was his enemy. The boy sitting opposite him was called Tigo, and he wore a green silk jacket with an orange stripe on each sleeve. The jacket told Danny that Tigo was his enemy. The jacket shrieked, “Enemy, enemy!” “This is a good piece,” Tigo said, indicating the gun on the table. “This runs you close to forty-five bucks, you try to buy it in a store. That’s a lot of money.” The gun on the table was a Smith & Wesson.38 Police Special. It rested exactly in the centre of the table, its sawed-off, two-inch barrel abruptly terminating the otherwise lethal grace of the weapon. There was a checked walnut stock on the gun, and the gun was finished in a flat blue. Alongside the gun were three.38 Special cartridges.

12 What is the effect of combining the two words LETHAL and GRACE?


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