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The five codes:
The Hermeneutic Code (HER): the voice of the truth, is the way the story
avoids telling the truth or revealing all the facts, in order to drop clues in
through out to help create mystery.
The Enigma/Proairectic Code (ACT): empirical voice, the way the tension is
built up and the audience is left guessing what happens next.
The Symbolic Code (SYM): the voice of symbols, organising semantic
meanings into broader and deeper sets of meaning. Typically done in the use
of antithesis, where new meaning arises out of opposing and conflict ideas.
The Cultural Code (REF): the voice of science, looks at the audience wider
cultural knowledge, morality and ideology.
The Semantic Code (SEM): the voice of the person, the semantic code points
to any element in a text that suggests a particular meaning by way of
connotation which the story suggests. Connotation is the cultural/underlining
meaning, what it symbolises.…read more