Melodies Essay

864 WordsMay 19, 20144 Pages
Language
Analysis
 Identifying

Elements
for
Analysis
 A
checklist

 The
following
is
a
checklist
of
important
elements
you
need
to
identify
in
the
 persuasive
writing
piece
in
the
language
analysis
section
of
the
exam:
 
 • Author
–
who
wrote
the
piece?
 
 • Text
type
–
is
this
a
letter,
opinion
column,
speech
or
editorial?
 
 • Publication
–
where
did
this
opinion
piece
appear?
 
 • Audience
–
who
is
the
audience
of
the
publication?
Who
is
the
opinion
 piece
appealing
to?
How
would
they
currently
feel
about
the
issue?
 
 • Contention
–what
is
the
main
point
of
view
of
the
opinion
piece?
 
 • Arguments
supporting
contention
–
what
are
the
main
arguments
the
 author
is
using?
 
 • Title
–
how
is
the
title
persuasive
or
engaging?
 
 • Persuasive
techniques
–
what
are
at
least
10
examples
of
persuasive
 techniques?
Do
certain
techniques
recur
throughout
the
entire
piece?
 
 • Visuals
–
how
does
the
accompanying
picture
link
to
the
author’s
point
of
 view?
 
 • Tone
–
what
are
the
main
persuasive
techniques
used
in
this
piece,
what
 tone
best
describes
these
techniques?
 
 Written
Persuasive
Techniques
 
 • ‐ ‐ ‐ • 
 ‐ ‐ Techniques
to
emphasize
the
message
–
rhetorical
devices
 repetition
 similes
 exaggeration
 Techniques
to
make
the
audience
feel
something
about
the
message
 –
emotive
techniques
 appeal
to
fear
 appeal
to
greed
 Language
Analysis
–
Revision
Notes
 1
 
 ‐ ‐ ‐ • ‐ ‐ ‐ • appeal
to
fairness
 emotive
language
 inclusive
language
 Techniques
to
make
the
audience
feel
the
message
is
reasonable
–
 logic
devices
 statistics
 examples
 expert
opinion
 Techniques
to
make
the
audience
trust
the
person
delivering
the
 message
 personal
anecdotes
 inclusive
language
 
 
 ‐ ‐ 
 Visual
Persuasive
Techniques
 
 
 
 • ‐ • ‐ Focus
 What
is
our
attention
drawn
to
in
the
picture?
Is
it
because
of
size?
 Position?
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