THE 7 WONDERS OF THE WORD (under construction)

                                     1. STYLE                 
       1. STYLE  2.
STRUCTURE   3. LANGUAGE and  MEANING   4.PURPOSE and THEMES  5. TONE  
                    
6. FIGURATIVE  LANGUAGE

When we are discussing style we refer to the various choices writers make when they create a text in ways they hope will suit a particular kind of audience and achieve a certain purpose. Language choices include such things as words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs, layout and structure.

Important kinds of style are 'formal', 'informal', 'conversational' (i.e. 'colloquial')... but there are many more.

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A major aspect of English is for you to show how a style is made effective and why it was done. This requires you to analyse a writer's use of language and language features such as layout and to consider how these have been chosen to appeal to a certain kind of audience in order to achieve a particular purpose.

In your own writing, the teacher or examiner looks for a style that it is lively, clear and direct. Remember always to write as yourself - never take on the persona of an imagined adult.  

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1.a) Under the heading Style, write out the following and fill in the missing words:
  •  A writer will write with a style that suits his particular ___________ and achieve his _____________.
  • Four types of style are...................
  • The writer can chose to use certain language features such as: figures of speech, like metaphors or similes, short sentences or a simple vocabulary. He/she can make other choices about such things as.....................

       b) Read the examples on this site.
       c) Do the activities on this web page.

2. Find an example of a piece of writing that has a distinctive style, and write out two sentences from the text.

3.Now in one or two paragraphs, describe the writer's style. Comment on the things mentioned in the above three points.