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Text 9 & 29 Nina, Immi, Abu, Asher, Dilara and Morgan. Text 9 : Great British Journeys by David McKie . Text 29 : Rural Rides by William Cobbett . FORM AND STRUCTURE. Text 29: Immi S: County of Surrey/ Record of William Cobbetts travels P: To inform A: Educated audience

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Text 9 & 29

Nina, Immi, Abu, Asher, Dilara and Morgan

Text 9 :

Great British Journeys by David McKie

Text 29 :

Rural Rides by William Cobbett

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FORM AND STRUCTURE

Text 29: Immi

S: County of Surrey/ Record of William Cobbetts travels

P: To inform

A: Educated audience

G:A descriptive account of his journey

Text 9: Abu

S: Travelling in Britain (Clitheroe)

P: To inform/ advise/entertain

A: British, Middle class and educated readers

G: Non – fiction account

1st part of Text – Narration (1st person)

2nd part – dialogue ( Anecdote)

3rd part – description

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CONTEXTS OF PRODUCTION AND RECEPTION:

Text 9: Nina

Text 29: Morgan

  • David McKie
  • Born 1935
  • Deputy editor of The Guardian
  • Mostly a political journalist:
  • The Election: A Voter's Guide (1992)
  • Sadly Mismanaged Affair: Politics of the Third London Airport (1973)
  • McKie's Gazetteer: A Local History of Britain (2008)
  • Usually writes for a more educated and middle class audience
  • Widely focused on British Politics, History and Travel destinations meaning his readers are predominantly British
  • William Cobbett
  • Born in Surrey year 1793 – Died in 1835
  • Ran a newspaper called the Political Register
  • Publications consisted of political, historical and travel subjects:
  • -In 1832 he was successful and elected as Member of Parliament for Oldham.
  • Similar to David Mckie, most of his publications were aimed at a Middle class British audience.
  • His text could be seen as biased as he was born in Surrey – where the text is set.
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WORD CHOICE

TEXT 9: Morgan

TEXT 29: Dilara

- Pre-modifying adjectives such as "pleasant" and "terrifying" - Sophisticated lexis: Written by Guardian Journalist - Dialogue from actual bus journey, uses speech marks to emphasise this. Means the audience can engage with the piece of writing as it becomes more real to them. - Elliptical sentences to show idiolect of school kids. - Lexical field of the theme "travel" throughout- Narrator uses formal lexis when describing the journey.

  • SophisticatedLexis
  • Lexis suggests that it is for an educated reader, also as the writer is highly educated.
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GRAMMAR

TEXT 9: Abu

TEXT 29: Asher

  • Pre-modifying adjectives
  • -“ pleasant villages” highlights/emphasises positivity towards Clitheroe
  • Adjectives to portray feeling– “ enjoyable, glorious” highlights/emphasises positive experience
  • Compound sentences– line 3 –suggest it is targeted at educated readers
  • Asyndetic listing & syndetic listing – line 31 , 32 – emphasises abnormality of location and differences.
  • Use of complex sentences indicate the text’s audience (adult/educated)
  • Personal pronoun ‘I’ shows that it is written in the first person
  • -’...only, I presume, because I was labouring...’
figurative language
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE

Text 9: Dilara

Text 29: Asher

  • Use of superlatives; -best and worst line 2 present the piece in a negative way-emphasis
  • “nice light black mould” Line 7
  • Writer used juxtaposition linking back to the inverse superlatives on line 2.-Presenting both good and bad.
  • Black mould: Imagery
  • -visual image allowing them to engage with the text.
  • Personification :-" alluring pubs" 
  • - "voluptuous river"- "summer, such as it was, is dying"
  • - " on either sides of the fire are giant tusks, as if the fireplace we a walrus spoiling for an argument“
  • Metaphor:
  • -" tortoise pace"
  • -" shadow of little clitheroe castle"hyperbole:
  • -" big names from big cities"