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Comparing Defoe and Bryson's writing

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Introduction

Sentence starter introduction point Linking Phrase Supporting evidence Comment on significance 1.Bryson's witty tone and irony Can be illustrated by: 'They were having a festival of litter when I arrived...' This is effective because the litter is everywhere and it looks like it has been put there deliberately for decoration. Can be exemplified by: This is entertaining because he is making Liverpool sound more attractive because of the litter. 2. Defoe's serious purpose Is summoned up by: 'But heaven had Liverpoole in it's particular protection...' Such a statement makes it clear that the country is so beautiful that heaven must protect it from any harm or damage. Can be seen in: It immediately makes the reader think that the country must be really beautiful and you can picture an image of the sun rising over green fields. ...read more.

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Can be illustrated by: 'They played it when you board the ferry and they play it when they get off the ferry and for quite a lot of time in between... ' This is effective because it is saying that the music was being played all the time and that it eventually gets on your nerves. Can be exemplified by: This is entertaining because you can imagine listening to it again and again and it would annoy you. 2. Defoe's use of long familiar words. Is summoned up by: 'Though when the late northern insurrection spread down their way.... ' Such a statement makes it clear that eventually there was a uprising and they didn't have any defences to stop it Can be seen in: It immediately makes the reader think that Liverpool will be defenceless and get destroyed, but it doesn't. ...read more.

Conclusion

1.Bryson's use of standard English spelling Can be illustrated by: 'It also incorporates an outpost of the Tate Gallery and the Mersey Maritime Museum...' This is effective because. It tells people that the modern spelling is easier to recognise Can be exemplified by: This is entertaining because he uses so many long words it makes it harder to read 2. Defoe's use of old English spelling Is summoned up by: 'Liverpoole is one of the wonders of Britain, and that more in my opinion than any wonders of the peak...' Such a statement makes it clear that spellings were different in the olden days Can be seen in: It immediately makes the reader think that Liverpool is a beautiful place to visit and to stay, it is even nicer than the peak. By Alexander Marotta 9PGR ...read more.

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