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Compare 2 texts that reflect the pleasures and fun of eating
Firstly, text 16 and 30 use positive lexis and superlatives to reflect the pleasures
of eating. Text 16 uses lexis such as "party wise" and "greatest". This gives the
text a positive feel to it, and also suggests that this food is associated with an
enjoyable occasion, which helps to connote a positive feeling to the food also. The
superlative "greatest" helps to emphasise the pleasure of the occasion by saying
that this food is the best you can get, and how the occasion reflects this. Hence
the positive connotations of this lexis helps to show the reader that eating this
food will be a pleasurable experience.
In comparison, text 30 also uses positive lexis to create a positive description of
the food and the occasion by using adjectives such as "golden" and "delicious". This
helps to describe the food, in this case pan cakes, in a positive way which makes
them seem pleasurable, and connotes a positive image. The word "golden" has
connotations of light and happiness, suggesting that the food is enjoyable and fun
to make and eat. This text was written for children and therefore needs to be
positive and fun, the use of this lexis helps to achieve this. Text 16 and text 30
both use positive lexis to create a positive image of food and eating which helps to
make the food more pleasurable and fun, although text 30 relies slightly more on
positive description than text 16.
Secondly, text 16 and 30 use layout and presentation to reflect the pleasures of
eating such as, in text 16, the use of a large picture of the food which contains a
lot of bright colours such as orange and red. These colours connote enjoyment,
warmth and pleasure, which therefore helps make the experience of eating this
food seem positive and hence pleasurable. The colours also connote a sense of
energy, which supports the idea that this food would be eaten in a party
atmosphere or occasion. These colours are also used in the text in the title and the
numbering for the instructions, which helps to link the energy and enjoyment
created by the picture to the actual text.
In comparison, text 30 also uses layout and presentation to create a pleasurable
and fun idea of eating food. It uses a cartoon picture that is brightly coloured of
animals dressed in clothes, dancing and having fun whilst making pan cakes. This
creates a sense of energy and enjoyment as the bright colours connote happiness
and fun as does the way the animals appear to be dancing which also connotes
enjoyment. This helps children to see that making pan cakes is a fun thing to do, as
the animals appear to be enjoying themselves. Also because the animals are
dressed up, it helps the image to become more comical and hence more fun and also
allows the children to relate to the animals in the picture. This use of layout and
presentation therefore makes the activity of eating appear fun and pleasurable.
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Both text 16 and 30 use colour to connote energy and pleasure but text 30 uses
the characters in the picture to connote further enjoyment and energy.
Also, text 16 and 30 both use phonology to reflect the pleasures and fun of eating.
Text 16 uses onomatopoeia such as "snip" and "whip".…read more
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In conclusion, both texts use various techniques to show that eating food can be
pleasurable and fun.…read more