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Persuasive Text Language Features
Transcript of Persuasive Text Language Features
Persuasive: able to Persuade.
A rhetorical question is asked for effect, with no answer expected.
It Involves the audience in thoughtful consideration of the question .
Have you got what it takes to face this challenge?
A series of three parallel words,
phrases or clauses placed close together.
Used to emphasise ideas and
articulate points in a pleasing manner.
Used to ‘stack on’ evidence and ideas.
I see pride,
I see power,
I see people
ready to stand up for their rights.
Other words that help us understand...
1. urging, influencing, conversion, inducement, exhortation, wheedling, enticement, cajolery, blandishment, inveiglement
It took all her powers of persuasion to induce them to stay.
per·sua·sion (pr-swzhn) n.
1. The act of persuading or the state of being persuaded
2. The ability or power to persuade
3. A strongly held opinion; a conviction.
4. a. A body of religious beliefs; a religion: worshipers of various persuasions. b. A party, faction, or group holding to a particular set of ideas or beliefs.
5. Informal Kind; sort: "the place where ... rockers of any gender or persuasion can become megastars" (Christopher John Farley).
An imaginative description that describes
one thing as another.
Often used to create images for the audience.
The images can often be associated with
feelings or they may contain a message.
Hope is the bright silver star
that guides us through difficult times.
The recurrence of the same consonant
sounds at the beginning of words in
Draws audience attention to a section of a text,
emphasising that section. Also creates rhythm.
ight for our
Placing two words, phrases or clauses
that are similar in length and
grammatical form next to each other
Used to emphasise, create contrast,
build imagery and/or achieve rhythm
We are relieved to have come this far together.
We are glad to stand united.
Repetition of the same word
or phrase at the end of a
This device may emphasise a key theme or idea. It may also emphasise a logical conclusion or set of consequences that are related to a topic.
Not acting now will cause us to
Standing still will cause us to
Losing hope will cause us to
A mode of description that emphasises
the differences between two things
Highlights differences to
create an emphasis on one of a
pair of things. This emphasis may
be positive or negative.
My story is one of
Repetition of the same word or phrase at the beginning of a sentence
This device confirms a key idea or makes a theme clear for the audience. Used when the speaker wants to highlight the importance of an idea.
We shall fight on the beaches. We shall fight on the landing grounds.
Intentional repeating of key phrases or words
Draws attention to the word or phrase connected to the idea
An Example: I have a dream.
Different words convey separate
Satisfaction–Dissatisfaction Happiness: relieved
Consistent choices can control the overall emotional mood of a text.
Example of Positive emotions:
We are relieved to have
come this far together,
glad that we stand united.
that sticks with the
Advances the theme of a text.
Can create a catchphrase
that the audience can
Obama’s ‘Yes we can’
catchphrase is a
Words (usually verbs and adverbs)
that indicate possibility, probability and obligation)
Higher modality increases the authority of a speaker.
Should = high obligation
Certainly = high possibility
Likely = high probability
Use of language that
makes direct links to specific social and cultural groups
Creates a bond or connection between the group and the speaker. It helps make a speaker seem respectful of others.
Men, women, boys and girls, I implore you to listen.
What was (past)
What is (present)
What can be (future)
Commonly used structure that organises
the arguments of a persuasive speech.
It allows the audience to acknowledge past problems,
current conditions and challenges, and, finally,
to consider how the speaker offers a hopeful future.
We have come a long way and endured many struggles.
Today, however, we still face many challenges.
By joining hands and acting together, we can create
a better future.
An intentional pause
intended for effect.
It isolates a key word or phrase.
Creates anticipation, encourages
the audience to await coming
Unity… this is what makes
The sound patterns of speaking — the rise and fall of voice pitch. The melody of speaking.
Changes in voice tone can be associated
with subject matter or certain words.
A low, even pitch may indicate seriousness.
Figures of speech
Imitation (Literary devices)
Imagery (Literary devices)
Repetition (Literary devices)
Perspective (Literary devices)
Texts whose primary purpose is to put forward a point of view and persuade a reader, viewer or listener. They form a significant part of modern communication in both print and digital environments.
Australian Curriculum - English Yr 6
Text Structure and Organisation
Understand how authors often innovate on text structures and play with language features to achieve particular aesthetic, humorous and persuasive purposes and effects (ACELA1518)
Persuasive Texts are...
related to literary devices
English - Yr 7
Understand and explain how the text structures and language features of texts become more complex in informative and persuasive texts and identify underlying structures such as taxonomies, cause and effect, and extended metaphors (ACELA1531)
English - Yr 8
Analyse how the text structures and language features of persuasive texts, including media texts, vary according to the medium and mode of communication (ACELA1543)
1. What is your text trying to persuade the reader to consider, or do?
2. Start a persuasive text
by writing down 5 words that you think are persuasive in your text?
3. What language features can you identify in your text? (e.g. Metaphor, Alliteration etc)
4. Do you think this is an effective Persuasive text?
5. If you were to teach your class how to writing a persuasive text what would be your groups two top tips?
a. Write your group members names and answers on the
A3 sheet provided.
b. Create a
using the following questions.
- Read out the text
- Help your group comprehend the text.
- Make sure your group understands the text.
WORKING IN GROUPS
Listen to your group members,
don't talk over them.
Try to accommodate everyone's opinion,
everyone's opinions are important.
Group Work 'RULES'
- Keep your group on task
(ask redirecting questions)
- Manage your groups tasks to
finish on time
- Make sure everyone is included & participating in the tasks.
- Read out your groups tasks
- Write your groups answers to tasks
- Present your groups answers to tasks.
Analyse a persuasive text
Is your ability to identify
the language features
of a persuasive text
WILF - what I'm looking for...
WALT - We are learning to...
1. Work in Groups - Use these roles.
- Reader, Scribe, Facilitator
2. On the back of your poster create a word
wall and persuasive text ideas.
Design a persuasive poster
about one of
the following topics.
- NADOC Week
- Link Up
- We of the Never Never
- Mabo Day
WILF - what I'm looking for...
WALT - We are learning to...
Write persuasive texts
Persuasive Structures such as Power lines
2. Persuasive Text