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Grammatical Person

December 21, 2012 The Whipping 1. Who is the speaker? What kind of person is the speaker? a. The speaker could be a neighbor or passenger who observes a domestic scene that reminds him of one similar to his own.. The speaker has a strong sympathy about the boy but also is a coward because the speaker did not stop the woman. 2. Is there an identifiable audience for the speaker? What can we know about it? a. There is no identifiable audience. The speaker is just noticing the woman beating...

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Literature Short Story Reading Notes

Vietnam War and perpetuates racist ideology   1 Give points of subsequent body paragraphs (mention points that support the reading and interpret it to how you want it) The use of….,….and….positions me/the reader to accept/believe…. The use of second person point of view, the description of the death of the marine sergeant in contrast to the death of the Vietnamese sniper and the construction of the jungle setting and the sniper within that setting can be read as attempting to position the reader to...

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The Language of Fiction: An Introduction to Stylistics

her audience is her extensive use of 1st and 3rd person personal pronouns. Personal pronouns are substitutes for nouns- their forms depend on their role in a sentence (Carter et al 2001, p187). Davis’s use of them allows for differentiation between speakers and listeners (Crystal 1996, p148); they allow us to decipher relationships- in the case of this extract whilst we are the listeners we are also the speaker. The extract opens with the 3rd person personal pronoun they. This immediately evokes the...

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In History Jamaica Kincaid

cynical voice, happening before the story of Linnaeus. The significance about this section is that she begins to directly talk to us the readers, as if she is passionately speaking to us in person. Using first person and second person pronouns, her target suddenly becomes clear by starting the paragraph with “I, the person standing before you” (623). Due to her straightforwardness, a question is raised: why is she suddenly expressing her confusion of the definition of history to us, as if she is desiring...

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Response to Shooting an Elephant

third statement, the young officer’s tone is obviously weaker than the last two; “I did not in the least want…” this tone sounds just like a prisoner talking about how he does not want to commit a murder, finishes it saying “I didn’t want to kill that person.” The young officer’s mind was wavering and he was taking a step forward toward killing the elephant everytime he introduces his different expressions of unwilling to kill the elephant. Orwell uses this repetition not only to show the young officer’s...

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The Stranger by Albert Camus

date so if the telegram got delayed, he would not have been informed in time and he would not have attended the funeral. The point of view of The Stranger is first person through Meursault. Meursault is the narrator and he tells what he sees, feels, and thinks. The story is solely Meursaults’ view. It has no hint of the third person point of view. Although observant, Meursault makes no attempt to sympathize with or understand the other characters. Meursault is an unreliable narrator, mostly because...

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It Does No Good to Be Afraid by Roberston Davies: Summary

the sentry. He says: "I am not proud of it now and I did not glory in it then." This shows that even though he succeeded in his mission, he did not delight in killing others, even if it was a great accomplishment. B. The story is told in first person perspective; therefore all the descriptions are the actual feelings of the character. The author uses literary devices such as simile and metaphor to create vivid imagery, both visual and tactile. We see this in the quote "It was like swimming in...

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Great Expectation Paragraph

Eexpectations’ composed by Charles Dickens revealshas been made apparent that an aspect of family belonging, where Pip, the main character tries to live up to societies expectations of being a gentlemen.,Tthis can be seen where Magwitch uses first person, evident in the direct speech ‘Yes, Pip, dear boy, I’ve made a gentleman ofn you! It’s me wot has done it! I swore that time, sure as ever I earned a guinea, that guinea should go to you....his head so high that he could make a gentleman – and, Pip...

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Essay on Deixis

will be a conclusion and a bibliography which has been of great help in order to do this paper. 2. What is deixis? Deixis is a phenomenon of great importance for the interpretation of utterances. It is noticeable in the following examples. If a person does not know when a message was composed, the receiver of it will not know when the action will happen, such as in I’ll be back in an hour. Another example is Meet me here a week from now. In this case, the addressee of the message does not know...

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Ballad and Paterson

wealthier lifestyle. Lawson is even called a ‘swell’ by Paterson, meaning that he is too classy for the bush. This is juxtaposed and contrasted with how Paterson speaks of himself. He includes himself with the people of the bush, using the first person plural ‘we’. This affects readers to think that unlike Lawson, Paterson is suited to the bush. Therefore, Paterson contrasts his opinion with Lawson’s opinion and conveys to the audience, through his sarcastic tone and juxtaposition, that ‘the...

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