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English coursework essay and commentary- Curvy Models. Over the years body-image issues are plaguing girls across the country. and commentary

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´╗┐EVERY SHAPE, EVERY SIZE, MATTERS! Look in the mirror. What do you see? Many teenage girls might shock you with their answers. Describing themselves as ?ugly? and ?fat?. Over the years body-image issues are plaguing girls across the country. As a result of this majority have taken up unhealthy weight-controlling behaviour. This is done by skipping meals, taking laxatives and excessive smoking. Did you know that 9 in 10 females are conscious and currently unhappy about their body image? More than half of these are young girls. There are over 1.3 million eating disorders in the UK alone. Happy, healthy and heroic is the feeling once you overcome anorexia. It?s about time we waved goodbye to the itty bitty twiggy runway models and say hello to the healthy curves of the new faces in Britain?s model industry. Majority of the runway models meet the body mass index criteria for anorexia. However over the past few years the trend of stick-thin models has started to become unappetising. ...read more.

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Whether you?re overweight or tall, skinny or small, we are all beautiful. Everyone is different, everyone is beautiful and everyone is normal. Remember that. Commentary I chose to produce an interpretation of women of different shapes and sizes. I have done this in a magazine/article form. The audience of this piece was aimed at young girls, teenagers and women. It is more common for them to have a stronger opinion on the matter. Throughout the article I have written in both active and passive voice, it varies the focus of each sentence and questions the reader. I have written in second and third person by using ?you? and ?she? which are both singular. This technique it allows the reader to understand different perspectives and direct the reader. The pronoun ?you? links in with trying to involve the reader, by using the rhetorical question ?What do you see? it almost gets the reader interested in reading the article right from the beginning, it asks for their opinion. ...read more.

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?More? is an indefinite determiner used to put out to the reader a sense of discomfort most teenagers feel when it comes to body image and almost officialises the context. By using subordinate simple and compound clauses that are connected by conjunctions and followed on by a subject and verb. In this case ?So? makes the reader think about the fact that there are so many different eating disorder cases around the world. Overall, I think this piece is interesting because it is an article that questions the reader?s thoughts about what is right and wrong about being under and over weight. In my opinion it manages to interpret different views on the matter of being different shapes and sizes and at the end uses the quote ?Everyone is different, everyone is beautiful and everyone is normal. Remember that.? This quote uses repetition which is an excellent feature for slogans, the use of repetition means the slogan will be catchy to the reader and will stay in the readers mind and that is what I wanted to achieve when I wrote the article. ARTICLE ? 487 WORDS COMMENTARY ? 570 WORDS ...read more.

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