- Created by: RandomEpicness
- Created on: 16-10-19 20:57
''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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.