Q) How has the writer of the text used style and language to convey meaning? By Talha Khalid.

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The title of this passage is “Human noise pollution is everywhere, even in the national parks”. The author of this passage is Sarah Kaplan. The source of this passage is “The Washington Post”. The audience for this passage are adults,young adults, magazine readers.

The writer uses personification  in the line,”the whispering branches of the trees”. This was done to describe the sound of the wind which was produced after it slightly brushed with the branches of the trees. This was done to make the reader feel like he was there and to grab the reader’s attention.

The writer uses exaggeration in the line,”You’re almost hearing your own heartbeat.” This was done to tell the reader that there were no disturbances and it was a very still and calm place. The intended effect was to make the reader read on and to grab the reader’s attention.

The writer uses stats and alliteration in the line,”But 63 percent of protected areas experienced at least a three-decibel increase in sound levels caused by noise pollution”. This was done to make the reader believe in the writer’s stance. The intended effect was to grab the reader’s attention.

The writer uses expert opinions in the line “When we think about wilderness, we think about dark skies, going to see outstanding scenery,” said Megan McKenna, a scientist with the National Park Service’s Natural Sounds and Night Skies division and a co-author on the report. This was done to make the reader believe in what the writer was saying by adding a professional opinion. The intended effect was to grab the reader’s attention and to make the reader believe in the writer’s stance.

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