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List of Text Analysis: English Language

Text Analysis565 Words / ~ pages HS-Niederrhein Mönchengladbach Englisch EF November 21, 2016 Analysis: Conversation – a vanishing skill? (Martha Irvine) The following text is going to deal with / analyze the different means the author Martha Irvine uses in order to convince the reader that face-to-face conversation is a vanishing skill. The text’s intention is to present specific disadvantages of the frequent use of digital media with regard to people’s communication skills. First of all, it is important to examine the content of the article. Irvine introduces her text by referring to a particular case / example from real life to illustrate that teenagers nowadays rather text than speak face-to-face to others, even though their communication partners might be nearby (ll. 1-7). Giving such an example arouses the reader’s interest in the topic and it makes the reader think about the importance…[show more]
Text Analysis878 Words / ~ pages Gymnasium Francisceum Zerbst 2 2 Just along for the Ride – Dennis Kurumada Analysis Atmosphere Beginning At the beginning of the short story “Just along for the ride” the author Dennis Kurumada creates an atmosphere of a dull rainy evening in small town America where some teenage boys drive around aimlessly not knowing what to do He establishes this atmosphere by applying words that appeal to the readers’ senses of sight and smell and by the language the first person protagonist narrator uses to describe the scene. The author uses “rain-soaked” (l. 2) to describe the street the car “rumbled along” (l. 2). The situation of the 5 friends is depicted as “cold, damp and bored” (l. 6). The reader can thus almost feel and smell the wet evening. The boredom of the boys is shown by the narrator using expressions such as “Things have gotta be pretty dull when.” (ll. 3-4), “This…[show more]
Text Analysis792 Words / ~ pages Centennial, Coquitlam The Bird by Patrick Lane In The Bird by Patrick Lane, someone has caged a bird in their hands so they can learn its ability to fly. However, the bird has died from being held in captivity. At first glance, the poem seems like a protest against animal cruelty. However, through clever symbolism, metaphors, structure and diction, Lane expresses the urgent need to end all cages. The poem’s main message is that only words can give you freedom the same way that feathers give birds freedom of flight. There is no restriction on what you write or say; anything in your mind can become free through your words. Patrick Lane cleverly represents this message by the way he wrote his poem: free verse. In free verse, there are no rules to follow: you can make up your own words, create your own rhythm, throw away any knowledge about grammar, and choose words…[show more]
Text Analysis1.043 Words / ~ pages Mapple Valley Highschool Okonkwo The Tragic Hero To answer this question, one should first know the meaning of the terrible saint. An appalling legend, as characterized by Aristotle is a character who is honorable in nature, has an unfortunate imperfection and finds his destiny by his own behavior. In Things Fall Apart, a novel by Chinua Achebe, Okonkwo can be viewed as a grievous legend since he meets the majority of Aristotles criteria by being a terrible saint by being a fruitful and regarded pioneer in Umuofia, having a shocking blemish, and finding his destiny not long after his activity. The main Aristotles model of the unfortunate saint requires that the character must be honorable or a man of high status. In that sense, as depicted by Achebe, Okonkwo was notable all through the nine towns and even past. His distinction laid on strong individual accomplishmen­ts…[show more]
Text Analysis492 Words / ~ pages MSLU Moscow Text analysis The text under analysis is entitled “Presuppositi­ons”, it is a part of a textbook and it belongs to the scientific writing”. The main idea of the text is to provide the reader with the information about the role of presuppositio­ns in creating a comic effect in humorous texts. The author’s goal is achieved via a meaningful and logical structure and examples. Naturally, the text belongs to the expository type of discourse; in this case, it is persuasive exposition, containing, though, elements of description. The use of non-grammatic­al subjects make the text narrative. As the text is scientific, the lexis is formal and the author uses many words of foreign origin (French – existence, entity), Latin (inappropriat­e) and Greek (schematic). Speaking about terminology, there are examples of terms proper (schema,…[show more]
Text Analysis414 Words / ~1 page The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Listen to teenagers, not Trump The editorial at hand, titled “listen to teenagers, not Trump”, which was published in the Guardian on 22nd February, 2018, presents the newspaper’s opinion on the reform movement of US gun laws following the Florida school shooting. The text type is clearly argumentative as it aims to persuade the reader to embrace the author’s criticism on Trump. This can be seen with the choice of words on the title and the use of imperative which urges the reader to take a stance. Furthermore, the arguments are supported by expository passages such as statistics (l. 1-2, 5-6) and a diverse use of quotations throughout the whole text. Moreover, the text’s structure is predominantly dialectical due to the interchange between arguments and counterargume­nts, which eventually makes the author’s thesis appear…[show more]
Text Analysis802 Words / ~2 pages DEO, Cairo Analysis: The Outpost of Progress by Joseph Conrad The short story “An Outpost of Progress” written by Joseph Conrad, addresses the unhealthy and critical period of the white men’s settlement at the station. Just before their lives are filled with only madness and sickness, the two white men endure countless days of loneliness. They even lose their only ally, Gobila, through their inconvenient confidence to believe Makola. Additionally, their daily nourishment consists of boiled rice and a cup of coffee, since they cannot secure any prey they would have hunted. Besides being theoretically imprisoned in an unknown land without food and equipment to travel, they ought to lose their temper towards each other once. Obviously, this separates the white men once again, while unleashing their untamed madness. After this insidious…[show more]

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