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Be sure to include the following in your tags:

1. Character name

2. Author

3. Name of the work they come from.

Please note that we are accepting BOOKVERSE only. If you are strictly TV/movieverse/gameverse, you will not be added.

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I normally don’t show my school(or client) works (this is probably the first) but I was just really happy that I finished it x’D Not overall proud with the outcome cause it was too short. And eff I just saw so many bugs but it’s a good thing it’s minor akljsd

There were suppose to be guns and daggers, mazes and collecting pieces of puzzles but I didn’t have much time and the gameplay was part of the minor percentage of your final grade. The database is what my prof’s at so the gameplay here sucks. (So don’t ask for it :’T )

screenshots of the game!

How to do a Language Analysis:

The English language can be so deep sometimes. One thing may mean several different other things. It gets really confusing. I think that learning how to do a language analysis (If you can take anything away from school) is great. It gives you depth and insight to into the world and how YOU can be persuaded. It also gets used everywhere; in newspapers, advertisements on TV and on billboards, cartoons. Everything you see could potentially persuade you to do something.

Good Questions to Ask:

When looking at a piece of text or an image ask yourself these questions:

1.      What is the Title, where does it come from (Source), when was it made (Date)

2.      Who is the Author

3.      Issue: What issue is being explored within the article?

4.       Contention: What is the author’s contention in relation to the issue?

5.       Tone: Describe the author’s tone.

6.       Identify examples of metalanguage (persuasive devices, I’ll go into this later on) within this article.  

7.       Discuss the image in relation to the article.

8.      Discuss the title in relation to the article.

Answering Question 1:

The first question is pretty straight forward, but the important things to look at are the source and the date. Is the source biased? (i.e Fox news) Or is it objective? What was happening around the time it was made? What wasn’t happening? The title is important too. The title gives you an idea of what the article is about and the authors viewpoint.

Answering Question 2:

The second question is simple as well. But, again, you need to look at who wrote the article. Are they biased? Are they objective? Is this a personal issue for them? Have they written similar things in the past? These will help you understand where the article is coming from.

Answering Question 3:

The issue is extremely important. It is the basis for the article. For this question you need to read through the article. The issue is usually easy to find. You cannot write a one word answer for this question and the following questions. Ask yourself; What is the issue? Are there any sub-issues? Has this issue been in the news lately? If so, what point of view is the general public taking? For instance, in an article, the issue is about abortion. It is a controvercial topic and the writers stance is pro choice. The writer also notes the importance of making abortions legal and how this issue can be resolved. You need to put all of that in your answer. The issue is never just abortion or just refugees, there is usually something else going on. Its normally refugees and something, abortion and something. This question should take a paragraph to answer.

Answering Question 4:

The authors contention is very important as well. The Contention is what the author believes in within the issue. In the example in Question 3 the authors contention would be that they think pro choice is the right way to go. Of course you would write it more formally than what I did. You should also put in examples as to why you think the authors contention is the way it is. Use quotes and paraphrase sections of text.

Answering Question 5:

The authors tone is important. You should choose from the following words below. These are separated in to negative, positive and neutral tones.

It can be quite difficult to determine the authors tone. Usually more than one description is needed to explain the viewpoint. Again, you need to describe, meaning that you need to go into detail about the tone. You should consider the following questions; How does the tone persuade the reader? How does it make the reader feel? How does it help the author to persuade? How does this help the author’s contention? Include the answer to these questions in your answer.

Answering Question 6:

Metalanguage are different types of persuasive devices. They are used to persuade the reader. Thinks about what the author is including. Are there statistics? Is there emotive language? Justice? Include these in your answer, along with how the author uses this (quotes), what it does to the reader and how well it is used. Each device should take a paragraph.

Answering Question 7:

‘A picture tells a thousand words’ this statement stands true even in this case. It can be used to persuade the reader and to give an outline as to what the author is talking about. Take care and time to describe the image in your response.

Answering Question 8:

The title gives the piece its outline and is also catchy, with phrases including repetition and puns. Discuss all of this in your response. Remember to put the title itself in your answer.