Analyse how language features revealed the writer’s purpose in the written text(s). first paragraph: White Second paragraph: Black Third paragraph: Red      

Initially I would imagine someone who stole books to be somewhat more calculated than other robbers. Most robbers wouldn’t steal books, as they aren’t extremely valuable. For someone to actively steal books means that they have ulterior motives then just random stealing. Early on in the text: These early experiences in Liesel’s life changed her […]

Liesel: A girl, her, her mother and a corpse. pale, empty stomached. In the prologue of the book, Liesel is simply described as “girl” or “book thief”, it isn’t until chapter 1 – “Arrival on Himmel Street” that Liesel name is even mentioned.

Book thief: “The Book Thief” is a 2005, world renowned, novel by Australian author Markus Zusak. Set between 1939 and 1943 in Nazi Germany, the story follows young girl “Liesel Meminger” who after seeing her brother die in front of her, and being given up by her communist mother, is adopted by the ever loving […]

Strange meeting “Strange Meeting”, is a gripping World War One poem written by world renowned war poet Wilfred Owens. Although entirely fictional, this poem is inspired by Owen’s own traumatic time on the battlefield, and was post-humanly published in 1920 after his death in November 1918. The poem tells the story of a Soldier dying […]

Simile: “Like twitching agonies of men among its brambles” This image has been used on purpose, to compare the wind tugging on the wire to the men caught on the wire, he uses this image because he sees and hears this awful sight every day. He uses this simile to give insight into what he […]

The main theme of Wilfred Owens poem “Exposure” is the solders response to the extreme cold weather they experience, references include: “Merciless iced east winds that knive us”, “mad gusts tugging on the wire”, “rain soaks and clouds sag stormy”, “the air that shudders black with snow”, “sidelong flowing flakes that flock”, “pale flakes with […]

The word “demented” – which means “raving mad”, has been included in the poem due to the raw image it presents to the reader. When one thinks of something demented they think picture someone truly who’s truly lost it/gone off the deep end. Their not just mad, their demented. It has been included to show […]

The way the Author speaks throughout the poem, the way in which he describes both the battle as well as the mourning means that he has been in combat before. The poem is written in a way that leads the reader to believe that it is being written by someone deep in thought, looking back […]

What images are presented in the text? The line “coughing like hags” tells me of men coughing their lungs out on the front line. This can be because of the rapid sickness present in the trenches or the use of chemical warfare (gas) during ww1. A hag is an older and usually ugly Woman, often […]