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Vanessa Feltz. How does the journalist use language to express her ideas about Miss World?

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´╗┐How does the journalist use language to express her ideas about Miss World? Hannah Bues DB1- Elizabeth Bowen. This middle market tabloid article is produced to present an opinionated and polemic point of view of the renowned Miss World Competition. Vanessa Feltz produces a written mode text which expresses the thoughts and feeling in regards to the competition. It aims to capture the attention from the readership of the daily express and audiences interested in the controversy highlighted by the public in response to this type of appearance based competitions. Secondly it actively encourages the target audience to embrace the view point shared by the journalist. Feltz directly and indiscreetly shares her pejorative opinion towards ?Miss World? through a rich journalistic register and a socially intimate tenor which brings a degree of entertainment towards the piece of writing. The declarative title of the piece demonstrates efficiently what Feltz?s opinion of the Miss World competition is that she will share with the readership. ...read more.

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This is then accompanied and contrasted by the journalist?s use of the 1st person subjective ? ?I?m tempted.? This closes the gap in socially intimate tenor by provoking emotions amongst the intended audience. Feltz also attempts to bridge this space by involving personal views on why she doesn?t support the competition and what the ?resounding message to our kids? is. The use of the pronoun ?Our? is an additional interactive feature to connect to the audience on a personal and socially intimate basis. She informs the reader about the how the role of being a mother has influenced her. She describes that she ??can?t quite manage to laugh it off? being a ?mother of two daughters.? This shrewdly directs a personal vendetta at any readers that are mothers and still don?t agree with Vanessa Feltz?s views. Involving this personal attitude and creating the illusion of syndetic personalisation may also influence the reader at a fairly early part in the polemic to psychologically reconsider what they support and should the role of a mother like Feltz change their opinion. ...read more.

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This sly rhetorical feature that she uses additionally helps to self-convince the reader that her argument is valid. The aim of hyperbole is to not only ensure a comedic effect but to convince the reader that the tenor is informal enough to not make them feel alienated. The entertaining factor certainly plays a huge part in the audience really embracing and understanding what the writer supports and why they should support it too. I think this subjective point of view on the Miss World competition written by Vanessa Feltz is very effective for many reasons. Firstly, it attracts the reader?s attention with the interesting metaphor of dinosaur, encouraging the number of people likely to continue reading the article. Secondly it?s done with a comedic and humorous style, making the reader feel socially connected and able to efficiently understand where and why Feltz stands by her argument. Finally, it?s memorable so that whilst maybe views are circulated to whether the reader actually agrees with Feltz or the reader is just able to understand why she supports those ideas, elements of the article are certainly remembered by their polysyllabic rhythm or sarcastic interpretations. Word count 1037 ...read more.

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