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Snowdrops - A Discursive Essay

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GCSE English Coursework Snowdrops - A Discursive Essay The writer of the "Snowdrops" conveys the boy's world by using a number of different techniques. As the writer uses many different techniques this makes the boy's world become clearer to the reader (us). The main point in which you can tell that the author is conveying the boy's world is by describing his world by using, third person narrative. The way in which you can tell that the author is talking in the third person narrative is in the way in which she uses words like "the boy". This shows that she is talking about the boy. Another way in which the writer conveys the boy's world is by using childish vocabulary. ...read more.

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He felt a low, sad disappointment." This shows us that he is disappointed with the snowdrops, because he imagined them to be different. The boy was excited all week to see the snowdrops. The writer shows us in the story the lack of awareness of the boy. An example of this is when the boy's parents are talking "This one was very friendly with that young teacher up at the school, Webber, is it? Something like that." This shows us that the boy is probably quite young, if he was a little older he would be able to know that his parents were talking about Miss. Webster. This also shows us that he is not really concentrating or listening to what his parents are talking about. ...read more.

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The final technique that the writer uses is by describing other children's behavior, such as Edmond Jenkins. Edmond said "I don't care, because I've seen some growing in my Aunt's garden." This shows us that he is showing of and he is probably lying. The author has done this to show that some children are very smart (Edmond) and some aren't so smart (the boy). As the writer of snowdrops has used many different techniques of conveying the boy's world, the boy's world has become clearer to us (the reader). We have seen how the boy behaves, how he reacts, what type of vocabulary he is likely to use etc.... As a result we can see the boy's world more clearly. By Kashif Anwar year 10 ...read more.

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