English essay

The first grouping I have chosen is C, D and E.

These three extracts have the same mode, which Is to be read. Extract C Is an account written In first person we know this as he uses a first person singular pronoun ‘l’. He uses personal pronouns as It Is the man’s account of what happened at the time of the event, the extract Is him recalling personal events. We know from the content It Is to be read as It is evidence of an eye witness given to the US enquiry into the sinking of the Titanic, therefore investigators will be reading the account.Text D is an extract from The passionate Sheppard to his eve’ by Christopher Marrow its mode is also to be read as it is a poem. Poems are also written to be heard but the second mode is to be read as most of its audience will read it. We can see it is written to be heard with the phonology of the words fields’ Yields’. These words rhyme and make it easy for the reader to read, also the graphology of the extract as it is written in a stanza in short lines means it can be read and heard fluently.

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Extract E is an extract from Microsoft windows installation manual.It Is a text to be read as it links back to the context of it being a manual to instruct. Its graphology shows us It Is to be read as It shows pictures for examples of how to set It up and It Is built pointed so It Is simple for people who are struggling with downloading the windows program and they will need the easy and clear to read instructions.

The second reason I have grouped the texts are because of the register. The registers of C & D are formal but extract E differs as its register is informal. The register of D is formal because of the audience.The extract is aimed at an older audience as the context of the poem is the writer, expressing his love wrought his poem. We see this with lexis ‘be my love’, this is an affectionate term so is informal. The poem has dated lexis such as the noun phrase, ‘craggy mountains’ the precompiled ‘craggy is dated lexis as we no longer use it In modern text.

The writing had a simplistic feel when it was written in the sixteenth century but in the past the readers would have been more educated so In our modern society the extract Is formal as the lexis Is now old-fashioned. Extract C Is also formal because of the context.In 1912 when the titanic tragedy happened the people who witnessed the incident and was on the titanic had to recall the events to investigators. Therefore the person recalling the events would be talking formally as the text has a legal audience. Extract E contrasts the other two extracts it is grouped with as this extract is informal. Extract E was written informally as it has simple lexis such as the pronoun as noun, your windows’ this is simplistic. Also use of monosyllabic words such as the preposition ‘in’ is simplistic language which is feature of informal text.

The extract needs to be informal and uncomplicated as the instructions are for people struggling with a problem. The third reason extracts C, D and E are grouped is because they are all wrote in Standard English. The extract C is written in Standard English as It was written In 1912; therefore Its structure Is formal and dated. It was written as a dairy Like account but for a legal audience so no slog words would be used as the person was speaking to someone trying to find out what had happened with the titanic. Also again like the reason of the formality the extract was written in modern day.

Extract D is written in Standard English because of its audience. It is aimed at an older audience and we know this with the words such as the noun ‘love’ and the modifier ‘pleasurable’ show the semantic field of romance. Extract E is written in Standard English as it has to be clear to instruct people on how to complete the task of downloading the windows program. It has to be wrote in standard English as it has to be simple and not confuse the audience as they need to be informed clearly with the imperatives it uses such as ‘Insert setup disk 1’.I chose to group the extracts A, B and F as they have the same mode, register and purpose. Extract A is transcript of a recording made during a lesson. The mode is to be heard as it is spoken by the teacher to the class. The text is proven to be heard as there is a pause between the discourse marker ‘right’ and the pronoun you’, this shows us it is spontaneous speech and is meant to be heard.

The extract B is a transcript of a Densities speaker. We can see it is meant to be heard as it is a transcript and signs of spontaneous speech such as the pauses times-if and also the lexical choices that show accents such as the verb ‘broken’.