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To begin, I want to name the different types of texts that I am comparing.''Sympathy'' P.L. Dunbar is a poetic text while the article of the RSPCA web page is simply just an informative article.Although both texts have similar ideas

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Comparative Commentary GAD The purpose of this is to analyze the methods used by the writers of both texts, in order to compare one from the other. To begin, I want to name the different types of texts that I am comparing. ''Sympathy'' P.L. Dunbar is a poetic text while the article of the RSPCA web page is simply just an informative article. Although both texts have similar ideas about their content, ''Cruelty to animals", their purpose and audience aim differ from one to the other. Whilst ''Sympathy'' is aimed at people who enjoy reading poetry, it also uses some language that its not commonly used now days such as "alas," which only tell us that it most be something old, classical, used long time ago. ...read more.


In the other hand, the web page's article gives their audience information about birds (hens) that are not treated well and are kept in very small battery cages with no space to move. In my opinion that is exaggerating, they are hens for god sake! Why don't they worry for the hundreds and thousands of injustice acts that are committed against humans all around the world? Like children labor, prisoner abuse, slavery, or here in the UAE, labor camp abuse. Anyway. "Sympathy'' sounds in a way Romantic, celebrating nature, that is the idea of the poem's tone. It could be talking about slavery, as its hidden meaning. ...read more.


Here is something in which both texts appear similar to one another, and that is in their imagery, both basically give the reader the idea of either one bird in a cage, struggling for its freedom, and the article we get the idea of more birds or actually hens, enclosed in more cages stacked together, with hens with no space to move. And lastly we come toward the end of this by explaining the diction of the texts. ''Sympathy'' is composed of old fashion, language ''alas''. And its written in first person, we can clearly see that it has a poetic flow in it, ornate and with lots or rhymes. The RSPCA has a more colloquial language, with simple formal language, and exclamation marks. With this I finalize my comparison ...read more.

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