Q) How has the writer of the text used style and language to convey meanings. By Syed Subhan


The title of this text is “Some birds are so stressed by noise pollution it looks like they have PTSD” which is taken from a magazine called “The Washington Post”.The writer uses different styles of techniques and language to convey his meaning.The purpose for writing this text would be to inform people about birds and their struggles.The passage talk about birds PTSD and gives helpful information in a good formal way intended for an audience of young adults and adults.The passage is written in an expository style as the writer talks about a specific subject which is birds.

The writer uses dialogues to give  a clear explanation for what hes talking about for example ““You can imagine being in a state of constant arousal and hypervigilance,”.The use of dialogues shows the emotions of a situation or a character and also builds suspense.

The author also uses figures of speech such as alliterations for example “clear cutting”, “conservation concern”.The use of alliterations helps the reader to focus more on the subject and helps create rhythm and mood.

Use of statistics can also be seen in the passage for example “75 yards” and “240 nesting sites”.The writer uses these as a tool to convince the reader and to add factual weight to an argument.

The writer uses descriptive language and words and uses different type of sentences to  help the reader feel almost as if they are a part of the scene or event being described.

In conclusion the writer has conveyed his feeling and emotions through different techniques, figures of speech and language.

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I am an English Language teacher teaching O'Levels Edexcel and CIE A Levels at Froebel's International School, Islamabad. I am also working as a Subject Specialist Literacy consultant for the same school. Writing and reading has always been a passion and I try my utmost to instill these habits and hobbies in my students as well. I can be reached/contacted at fabbas227@hotmail.com or 03365287335 Happy reading!

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