George Orwell 's Novel, Animal Farm

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ENG 2602 Assignment 01 Student number 55447600 Student: K Ganesh The following essay will discuss an extract from George Orwell’s novel, Animal Farm: 1945. Persuasive proses will be discussed with the use of linguistic features such as lexical cohesion, metaphor, hyperbole, mood, pronouns, quoted speech, polarity and tense. This will be based on the persuasion and the creation of an alliance, focussing on the freedom and concern of similar parties. The entire extract has made use of quoted speech using scare quotes, drawing attention to the speaker’s ideas and message of freedom and a possible rebellion. The quoted speech is directed to the second party within the extract, making use of persuasive language. “...those of us who are capable of it are forced to work to the last atom of our strength; and the very instant that our usefulness has come to an end we are slaughtered with hideous cruelty.” Using persuasion in this sense is to incise the audience to feel empathy along with the speaker. The speaker is directing his speech using a dictator styled approach to his allies, whom he refers to continuously as “comrades” with the intension of persuading them to listen and think deeply about that which he says. “... I feel it my duty to pass on to you such wisdom as I have acquired,” Therefore, convincing his audience of his importance and knowledgeable role in their community. Pathos is used to evoke pity and remorse, by making reference to death. “I do not
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