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MLC YEAR 10 ENGLISH

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Transcript of MLC YEAR 10 ENGLISH

CONSIDER LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS
SHOCKING REPORT ON LITERACY LEVELS IN SCHOOLS
WHAT ISSUES ARE HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD NOW?
WHAT IS THE CONTENTION?
TONE
The
contention
is the main line of argument in a text. It pinpoints the issue and presents the writer’s point of view on that issue. It is an assertion, especially one maintained in argument. Typically, it is what the writer wants you to agree with.

Your job is to identify the
contention
, or the
main idea
being debated or argued.

Finally,
express the contention in a single sentence.
Tone
refers to the
voice
of the writer: the
writer's attitude
to the subject matter and the reader. In speech, our
tone
is dictated by our voice. If, while we are speaking, out
tone
is happy, sad or angry, it will be expressed in our vocal intonations, regardless of the words we use. With the written word, we do not have these intonations but our choice of words enables us to show our attitudes and feelings.
Changes
of
tone
are important as they can signal a
new direction
, reflecting a shift in attitude or feeling that affects the reader.

$1.25
Monday, October 13th, 2014
MLC Year X, English Class
WHAT IS AN EVENT? WHAT IS AN ISSUE?
REFER TO QUIZLET TO SUPPORT YOUR UNDERSTANDING
LANGUAGE ANALYSIS TERMS
An
issue
is a
current
news story, situation or specific event that receives
extensive media coverage
and arouses
public debate
over a period of time.
An issue polarises people: in general, oppositional sides will be presented. consider the abortion debate: pro-choice and pro-life.

LANGUAGE ANALYSIS UNIT
Bias
: One-sidedness in presenting a view or opinion.
Expert Opinion
: Evidence, facts, information or statements supplied by an 'expert' within a particular field to support a belief, point of view, opinion or proposition.
Generalisations:
A general statement that infers or claims that whatever is being asserted is true for most people or a majority because it is true in one or some cases.
Anecdote
: A brief narrative that focuses on a particular incident or event. Often used to illustrate a point.
Assumption
: A belief or statement taken for granted without proof.
Cliche
: Worn out or overused expressions.
Colloquial Language
: Slang or common language that is informal.
Colourful Words: Words may be lively, heightened, vivid and full of interest to produce a picture and/or induce an emotion.
Typically, the contention will be:

SOMETHING IS GOOD AND YOU SHOULD SUPPORT IT

or

SOMETHING IS BAD AND YOU SHOULD STOP IT.

Headlines
g
ive a good indication of what the contention is.
Look for
positive
or
negative
language.


IS A 3 STEP PROCESS
LANGUAGE ANALYSIS
WHAT
is the writer saying?

HOW
is the writer saying it?

WHY
is it persuasive?
LINGUISTIC DEVICES
Adjectives: Describing words used to add emphasis.
Alliteration: Repetition of initial consonant sounds.
Allusion: A reference to another person, event or work of literature.
Analogy: A comparison of two different things that are alike in some way.
Hyperbole: A figure of speech in which the truth is exaggerated for emphasis or humorous effects.
Irony: Implied or intended meaning is different or often opposite to its literal meaning.
Metaphor: A comparison that describes one thing in terms of another.
Simile: A simile compares two things using the words "like" or "as".

EMOTION
Appeals
: Language

used to appeal
to an
individual's values
Attacks
: A false or misleading charge meant to harm someone's reputation (opposite to 'praise'). The writer may discredit, denigrate or suggest unsatisfactory associations.
Emotive Language
: The deliberate use of strong emotive words to play on people's feelings. Language that carries strong emotions Eg: words like sleazy, slimy, vicious, disgusting,outrageous. Evoke a strong emotional response in a reader to coerce/force agreement.
Inclusive language:
Use of personal pronouns to make the audience feel part of a group.
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