Anthology notes on texts 24, 8 and 18

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Text 23 Zaire - function to inform seen through factual information and
statistics. though particular language such as 'cuts and enormous arc'
'terrified screams' 'charred flesh' etc lends a slightly more subjective
feel to the piece stopping it from being entirely objective. Dialogue in
this extract, is showing an interview with natives which allows the
readers to have a momentary image of the things that make up the
daily life for those travelling on the river.
Text 24 'Heart of Darkness' function to entertain as it is taken from a
fictional story. Some facts can be seen but the reader does not have
complete faith in the 'facts' presented. Dialogue here is used to show
the characters speaking, mainly monologue by the main character,
Marlow, with another character speaking towards the end of the extract.
Text 8 - function to inform, leaflet, audience may be those who like
walking and particularly those who would like to walk in Lancashire.
Although mainly to inform, this text shows some persuasive devices
particularly in the use of positive pre-modification (mostly adjectives
e.g. 'most attractive countryside' 'tree-fringed shores' Discourse
structure (form) A positive description of the place on the left and below
advice and routes to take when walking, this part seems totally
informative giving place names and imperatives 'Turn right, back to the
Market Place...'
Text 18 Glenelg - Text to inform, part of a public journal some part
may also be to entertain? Text show examples of archaic use of
language e.g. 'meat' used both to signify food in general, in Johnson's
day this would still have been the case, and the word used again to
mean the narrow sense of the word we use today. Lexis seems strange
put together in conjunction with other words e.g. 'repose' rather than
rest and 'in haste' rather that quickly. Syntax seems inverted and rather
formal, a number of complex sentences (a number of subordinate
clauses noted by commas, usually) Place names given.


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