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Literary Devices

13 Mar

Point of View:

This story is written from the first person point of view. The pronoun “I” is used. We see the events from three perspectives; namely that of Tristan, James and Mum. We can experience their thoughts and feelings.

Tone:

The tone is generally sincere, serious and reflective. At times it is emotional. Diction (the choice of words used in the story)

serious -…James, on the other hand, has always been so nervous. I’ve been really worried about him…

reflective– Just because we’re twins doesn’t mean we have to be good at the same things. I accept that.

emotional – Talk about pride! Tonight I thought I was going to burst with it! 

simple vocabulary; short sentences; lots of exclamation marks (!) to express emotions

use of contractions (e.g. he’s; it’s, etc) to show a conversational style

Simile

The story has several similes e.g.

I feel like a tyre that has burst ; as freely as a freshly oiled cog, etc.   

 Journal entries/reflections

3 different styles to express the thoughts and feelings of the 3 characters.

Contrast

Contrast of writing styles. E.g. Tristan’s thoughts are in a box; James’s thoughts appear to be on lined paper while mum’s thoughts are in italics.

Contrast of opinions and characters Tristan loves drama while James loathes it. Slang /colloquial expressions e.g. .. the new school is really cool ; collywobbles; mate; flipping; I’ve really blown it! 

(to give it afresh modern feel)  

Rhetorical questions                        

Questions that require no answer   

.  e.g. How can I tell Mum?

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1 Comment

Posted by on March 13, 2011 in Flipping Fantastic

 

One response to “Literary Devices

  1. kiara mattew

    February 25, 2012 at 6:04 am

    i can finish up my homework!!! oh yeah!!

     

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