Viewing entries from category: Rhetoric
Getting your teeth into a text!
Look closely at the newspaper article on Heather Mills.
Heather’s rants wrecking case
Got the wind up ... Mucca with papers at GMTV yesterday
By VICTORIA NEWTON Showbiz Editor
Published: 09 Nov 2007, The Sun
HEATHER Mills was last night looking for new divorce lawyers – after the top firm she hired “fired” her over her bizarre TV war against Sir Paul McCartney.
Lady Mucca, 39 – who went on GMTV AGAIN yesterday – was phoned by legal eagles Mishcon de Reya and told they could no longer represent...[ read full article ] »
1. Rhetorical Question
Are they expecting us to take this lying down?
2. Emotive Language
Heather’s rants wrecking case!
3. Parallel Structures
To show kindness is praiseworthy; to show hatred is evil.
As busy as a bee
As dead as a doornail
As good as gold,
As right as rain
Sometimes we have to be cruel to be kind.
(Note that this includes alliteration too)
6. Description and Imagery (using metaphor, simile, personification)
While we wait and do nothing, we must not forget that the...[ read full article ] »
Survey magazines for products and services aimed at teenagers.
An example of a product is:
An example of a service is:
Adverts aimed at teenagers fit into several categories.
First task is to identify them.
Advertisers use a variety of tricks or tactics to get at their audience.
They can cajole, tempt, entice, flatter, worry, disturb, attract, intrigue, move, persuade and appeal to their teenage audience.
They can use celebrity endorsement, special offers, sex appeal, authority figures and discomfort...[ read full article ] »
Language in Action
Daily Mail makes up with Poles
The Guardian, Tuesday August 5, 2008
The Daily Mail has reached a peace deal with Britain’s Polish community over its coverage following negotiations brokered by the Press Complaints Commission.
The Federation of Poles in Great Britain lodged a formal complaint with the PCC that the newspaper had defamed Poles working in Britain, accusing the Daily Mail of printing articles that gave rise to “negative emotions and tensions between the new EU immigrants and local communities”....[ read full article ] »
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