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What might have been written but wasn’t! . WHY?. Reading involves:. What the writer intended What the reader encodes. The discreet door shut with a click. Semantic – diction, choice of words, diction Syntactic – the arrangement of words in a sentence

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reading involves
Reading involves:
  • What the writer intended
  • What the reader encodes
the discreet door shut with a click
The discreet door shut with a click.
  • Semantic – diction, choice of words, diction
  • Syntactic – the arrangement of words in a sentence
  • Graphological – the way the words are written (Capitals, punctuation, italics etc.)
  • Figurative – a layer of meaning added onto the literal meaning
the discreet door shut with a click1
The discreet door shut with a click.
  • Why didn’t Mansefield say:
  • The discreet door shut with a bang
  • She rushed from the shop, hat in hand.
  • As the clock struck twelve, Cinderella remembered what her fairy godmother had told her.
the discreet door shut with a click2
The discreet door shut with a click.
  • Semantic
  • The discreet door closed with a click.
  • There was a click as the discreet door shut.
  • The discreet door was shut with a click.
  • The door discreetly shut with a click.
the discreet door shut with a click3
The discreet door shut with a click.
  • Syntactic
  • With a click the discreet door shut.
  • The discreet door clicked shut.
the discreet door shut with a click5
The discreet door shut with a click.
  • Graphological
  • The discreet door shut – with a click.
  • With a click, the discreet door shut.
the discreet door shut with a click6
The discreet door shut with a click.
  • Figurative
  • Identify four language features in this sentence.