Game of Polo with a headless goat

LANGUAGE FEATURES

''But will you try to get to the front?''- Use of direct speech brings characters to life and shows Levine's determination and excitement.

'We waited for eternity' - Hyperbole conveys Levine's impatience but also mirrors the rest of the text's extremity.

'Some fifty vehicles roaring up' - Onomatopoeic language- first indication of sound and visual impact of the race.

'It was survival of the fittest'- Hyperbole suggesting a battle to survive.

'with a sharp flick...(no lane discipline here);...for a couple of seconds; nerves of steel, and an effective horn.' - Semi colons seperate items in list. Series of phrases reflects quick moves made by driver.

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LANGUAGE FEATURES P.2

'had to dive into the ditch' - Alliteration adds drama to text.

'Yaqoob loved it' - Short sentence. Simplistic joy echoes simple lifestyle. Contrasts with longer sentences describing the race- suggests that action is complex but emotion is straightforward.

'The race was over' - Short sentence indicates abruptness which the race ends with- making it more dramatic.

'Voices wre raised, fists were out and tempers rising.' - Rule of three and is used to describe the change in mood.

'swallowed up by the crowd' - Metaphor indicates how a group of individuals can become so monstrous when in a crowd.

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IMPORTANT QUOTES

'Wacky Races' - Refers to an old cartoon. The reader can relate the race to a cartoon, conjuring images of anarchy and chaos found in cartoons- foreshadows havoc.

'me perched in the boot' - verb 'perched' builds a comical image.

'Coming, coming' - shows laid back lifestyle. Juxtaposes with the west and the definite timings of F1 races.

'Just as...' Turning point- race starts to begin.

'I was beginning to lose faith in it's happening, but the lads remained confident.'- suggests some cultural differences.

'The two donkeys were almost dwarfe by their entourage' - usually used to describe someone accompanying e.g. a president. Humour as it is for 2 donkeys- but also suggests importance of the race. 

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IMPORTANT QUOTES p.2

'their jockeys perched on top' - 'perched' again but this time for the jockeys.

'hanging out of taxis and perched on lorries'-  again 'perched' but this time for the mass of spectators.

'while the vehicles jostled' - 'jostled' conveys crowded chaos of the scene.

'But I don't even have my licence yet because I'm underage!' - reflects unlawfulness and chaos of race.

'could've caused problems.' - ends with an understatement and leaves open a suggestion of the things that could've gone wrong during the chaotic race. Levine seems to acknowledge it as part of the exciting.

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STRUCTURE

1) Waiting - expectation, quiet, still.

2) Race approaches - a build up of tension

3) midst of race- chaos =, noise, movement

4) Climax- end of race.

'Just as I was assuming' - Indicates shift in focus from waiting for race to race itself.

Paragraph 5 - the long complex senteces in this pargraph reflects the hectic scene.

STRUCTURALLY- The combination of the 3 races (the donkey race, the spectator race and Yaqoob's race to get Levine in front), reflects the complexity of the events being described!

Furthermore- notice 'perched' is used for all 3 races. Levine perched. Jockeys perched. and the spectators perched. 

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METHODS USED TO PRESENT IDEAS

-Dialogue to present characters

- Humour and hyperbole to convey chaos of events and to entertain the reader.

- Use of sensory language, onomatopoeia to convey atmosphere of race.

-Combination of short, long and compelx sentences to create contrast and develop tension and drama.

- Verbs to convey movement.

-A lot of Rule of Three

- Metaphor convey intensity of the driving experience.

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