October 21, 2021•536 words
Prose Text Questions-
Outline two ways in which Pilkington gives you a sense of perspective in the first 8 lines of the text? [2 marks]
Pilkington gives us a sense of perspspective throght two tequiniques which are the use of descriptive language tied in with opinionated views and personal examples or comparisons.
Identify two ways in which the author makes the description of the toad killings memorable. [2 marks]
The author makes the toad killings memorable with the use of humour and a personal rebale story example. He also used analogies and gruesome decroptions.
Select two examples of humour from the text and analyse the effect of each on the reader. [4 marks]
The first example of humour is "While the lizard looks like someone had just found it crushed under a breeze block and stuck a stick up its arse. TH effect of this is fro the reader to idalze the positionhe is describing of the scropian with a bit of slang used making it quite amusing t ovisualoze this in the detail given. THe seond example is "the old woman in the nursery rhyme who swallowed acat to catch a it to catch a spider was Chineese"The effect fo this on the audience is to relate it to something that everyone has known in there childhood and compare it to this situation making it amusing comparison.
Outline two ways in which sound plays a role in this scene. (Do not include comments on the use of voice-over here). [2 marks]
Two examples are the start sounds such as the background talking and fruying of food which is diegetic and asynchronous which has the role of giving more perspective of being in the situation that he is talking about and making it more alive. THe other example is the music added to the video which in non-diegetic and gives the role of tying the video together to be more professional and fit in with what the video is showing.
What is the overall effect of the voice-over in this extract? Select two examples of voice-over commentary and analyse their effect on the viewer. [4 marks]
One example is the scene with the man eating the fetus eggs which has a voice over that gives quite oppinated views and some humour which gives the overall effect of the scene to the audeosnce to also be disgusted by the food but also amused. The second example of commentary is "it smells like Chineese doesn't it sort of sweet and sour" the effect of this is to allow us to have a bit more understanding and insight of the smells in the surroundings.
3.Outline two ways in which Pilkington makes the scorpion eating scene humorous through his spoken language in the scene. Give an example of each. [4 marks]
One wat is the tone of exasperation in his voice so the kind of phonetic qualities of his voice in the description gives the scorpion eating scene humour. The second way is the use of slang in his description which can be humorous as it also contracts heavily with the way the viede is made and meant to be shown.