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Expository Texts Real Gorgeous By Kaz Cook

1872 words - 8 pages

Features and rhetorical devices of non fiction text encourage responses from the reader, how do they do this ?

We are often bullied into doing things against our will, this could also be said of expository texts which aim to inform, instruct and explain but importantly to persuade. They use shock value to force us to look at our values, attitudes and ideologies. When devices such as statistics, personal touch, persona, language and case studies are used the responses from the reader will have been deliberated by the author, Who uses these features to illicit the desired response. Looking at articles such as Real Gorgeous, The other country crisis and Columbine it is obvious to see the ...view middle of the document...

With this in mind the readers response will still be swayed because we are taught to trust authority. The author has triumphed in encouraging the desired response.

It is always more pleasant and enjoyable to read something that appears to be personal or sympathetic. Real Gorgeous by Kaz Cooke is a perfect example of manipulative language. The text encourages the reader to feel comfortable with themselves that they are fine “the way they are” . Kaz cooke often says “we”, “we need the facts that will make us relax, ….we want to find out how to stop seeing our bodies and the enemies” this implies to the reader that she sympathises, she too has the problems that the everyday reader does. The reader will become more engaged because the person writing “understands” their troubles. Kaz Cooke uses lines that almost every woman is sure to have said at least once in their lives “look at this, I’m too fat” “No you’re not, I am. Look at this! Feel this! The reader recognises these lines as their own encouraging further engagement because Kaz must definitely be one of them. Kaz Cooke makes suggestions, the kind a close friend would make “perhaps if you show this book to the members of your family they will realise the damage the “joking” or judgement may have.” The language her text embodies encourages the reader to feel good about themselves and others. The language is like chocolate; releasing endorphins to make the reader feel better about their body image and general direction of life.

If other people are having the same experiences or problems surely ours are credible as well? Case studies and quotes encourage the reader the empathise more with the text and identify the issues in the text with their own, which inturn makes the reader feel more positively about the text. “ …my boyfriend was attracted to me because of my size. He loves huge buttocks and breasts and the confident way in which I walk…I hope you’re as happy as I am.” (from Real Gorgeous). Quotes like these play on the readers emotional side . Humiliation and Revenge by Peter Wilkinson tells the story of the two teenage boys who planned and carried out the Columbine High School shootings. The article digs deeply into the lives of the two boys painting them as two average American kids sick of the taunts and the feelings of being outcasted by peers. This scares the readers, it leads them to question the people they know, to question the way they treat each other and to question today’s society as a whole. Robert is also used as a case study in The Other Country Crisis which tells the story of a gay teen growing up in the country. Robert is painted as someone that could easily have been the readers brother, son or best friend.

As mentioned before the source of a statistic can contribute to it’s credibility. The source could be part of an authority for example and organization text or expert on a certain matter. When a reader does not know a lot about an issue or event they will believe...

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