example of language in a non fiction text

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These are my notes on analysing the use and effect of language for the RSPCA homepage, these notes could be useful as a example of the question 4 on the AQA english paper.

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Purpose- to persuade and to inform

  • Emotive language - "tiny puppy" makes reader feel sympathetic towards the animal and gets them to want to help.
  • Retorical question - "Can you help?" it directy addresses the reader because of the use of the personal pronoun "you" and the question itself…


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