Writing a commentary

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Finding it hard to get going on your commentary?
Use some of these sentence starters:
Introduction
My monologue is set in a world where.....
My intention was to comment on.........
I wanted to...............
It is written for performance to a modern listening audience and is intended to.......
My purpose was to highlight............
I have used techniques from my stimulus texts, which are.......
My primary stimulus text is......and I have used this to.......
I have also used...........
.................were the main stimulus texts for my monologue.
Main Body
For commenting on literary / linguistic choices:
I have used...........in order to / to highlight the importance of / to draw attention to.........
Another technique in my monologue is..............
My protagonist also uses..............which has the effect of..................
My protaganist's idiolect is..............
The use of.............emphasizes / accentuates.................
This..............reflects the protaganist's........................
I created...............
I wanted to evoke a sense of.............and so I used........................
The sense of...................is shown in the.....................
The structure is intended to..............
The layout indicates...............
The...............create a sense of.....................
For referring to the effect on the audience:
This helps the audience..............
This is intended to make the audience...........
I wanted to make the audience feel / think..................
I was aiming to get the audience to......................
For discussing influence of stimulus texts
Similar to Fo's technique.......I have used........
Just as Fo..........I have decided to............
In the same way that Fo...........I chose to..............
The choice of..................was influenced by....................
Fo uses a lot of..........and I have adopted and adapted this technique by..............
Another feature Fo uses is...............
Like Fo, I have............

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