Paris anthology- 'The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris'

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What is the purpose of this piece?
To tell the story of Paris and the people who live there.
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Who is the audience of the piece?
People reading his memoir/tour.
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What is the mode of the piece?
A memoir/tour of Paris.
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Discuss the writer's use of 'them'.
Attaches no personal pronoun to the tourists at first, indicates there will be some difference between them. We know he is experienced with Pairs as he is writing a book on it.
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What does the abstract noun 'hoped' tell us about the tourists?
They had a perceived experience in mind but their actual experience differs. Seem to be dreamy, unlike the Pedestrians.
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What do the writer's references to literature in lines 29-35 tell us about him and other Parisians?
Showing his knowledge of the city and the things associated with it, doesn't need a guidebook etc.
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What does 'I'm compiling my shopping list' say about Parisians?
How causal things are for pedestrians in their everyday life compared to tourists being 'lost souls'.
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Discuss the significance of 'as careless as birds in a tree'.
It is a simile which helps us to come to the conclusion that the writer uses more lexical devices when describing the Pedestrians.
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Discuss the writer's use of the phrase 'discovers his or her own'.
Not leaving anyone out, cannot generalise experience of Paris, need to experience it yourself without tour guides or guidebooks.
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What do you think the writer was trying to achieve with the last line of the extract?
Very dreamy, encouraging reader to join him in experiencing Paris in such a way.
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Why do you think the writer chose to start a sentence with the connective 'but'?
He wants to make a statement when introducing the overall point/moral of his memoir.
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What is the significance of 'CHARLES GROS, Walking: A Philosophy' at the start of the extract?
Shows the reader that you need to experience Pairs slowly and not in a rush.
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Discuss the use of the one sentence paragraph 'The Walkers'.
Differs from regular structure, showing how generalised they are and how they all follow the same pattern.
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Discuss the rhythm of the extract.
Throughout, he links paragraphs such as 'After that' in line 43: Link together, flows to show how someone in Paris would be normal and flow of speech etc.
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