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It is unusual for a newspaper to publish an article by a child as young as James. Why do you think the editor of the Independent decided to publish both articles as companion pieces?

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It is unusual for a newspaper to publish an article by a child as young as James. Why do you think the editor of the Independent decided to publish both articles as companion pieces? This is an article from the Independent newspaper. We know this because at the end of the piece it has Independent 1995 and the first piece written by Celia Dodd. Dodd is a reporter for the Independent. Then the second report is from a boy called James Bateson who is just starting his article tells us of his anxieties of stating school. ...read more.

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This use of words is called Illatration when one heading has the exact same letter as the second sentence. Some of the words used in Celia Dodd's piece are Similes words used are Small fish in a big pond this shows the change from primary school to secondary school (Crossroads). In James's piece he only explains about his worries like when he says if you don't do your homework you get killed. In Celia's article the language is formal because to back up the proof of nothing changing she uses two Professors the first Professor John Ruddock says that little has changed in ten years and the second Ted Wragg said that something nothing can be done to change the fears of the pupils. ...read more.

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The effect on the reader would be great because when he/she turns to the page that these two articles are on. They will be dragged towards the big heading entitled Big School Big Trauma and immediately want to know what is the trauma. The main point of this article is that it shows the transtition from primary school to secondary school. In the article we see a first person narrative and a second person narrative the first person is ovcourse James Bateson the school boy and Celia Dodd the newspaper writer for the Independent newspaper. Big School Big Trauma by Celia Dodd writer of Independent newspaper 1995 & Starting School by James Bateson schoolboy 1995. ?? ?? ?? ?? Jonathan Dagg 04:23 01/05/2007 ...read more.

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