Understanding presentational devices English Language GCSE help

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How to be Successful on
English Paper 1:
Section A: How Writers
Achieve Effects
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Presentational Devices
Presentational Devices
Presentational devices are things that are used in addition to the
writing in a text. They form a very deliberate purpose. Writers use
presentational devices to enhance the meaning of what they have
written about. Most non-fiction texts will use presentational devices to
present information that helps the reader to understand the writer's
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Presentational Devices
Types of Presentational Devices (cont'd)
5. Logos and Slogans
Logos and Slogans are important because they are visual
representation of an individual's or organisations collective identity.
In some texts identity is a powerful element of why the text is
convincing: that is, because the reader can identify with the values of
the group or individual promoting a particular idea, they are more likely
to accept it.
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You should see presentational devices as integral to the success of any
text. They have not been included by the writer or design team
primarily for decorative effect. They help to enhance and extend the
meaning of the text that the writer has produced. When writing about
persuasive devices, you need to think about what they add to the text.
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Presentational Devices
Illustrations and Photographs
Illustrations and photographs are key elements of a text's
construction. The use of visual images is both engaging and
stimulating for the reader. It is important to remember that each
individual sees something different in a visual image. In other words,
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What does the picture connote?
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Presentational Devices
MY LAI MASSACRE
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MEET JOE BLACK
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