Comparisons Between Texts
When comparing two texts it is important to identify the similarities the texts have but also what is different about them.
It might be a mixture of the two.
Perhaps both texts have the same audience but a different purpose.
Perhaps both texts are stories but are completely different genres.
Maybe both texts are articles but use different language features.
Maybe both texts use the same language features but for a different effect.
The list is endless!
In this activity, we are going to focus on a few ways we can begin to compare texts.
For example, you could compare texts on:
What sort of text type has the writer used? Letter, article. speech, poem?
Is a text written in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd person?
What do you know about the character? Their age, gender, marital status?
Is the text that you're reading set in the future or in the past? In England or on Mars?
When was it written? What was happening at the time that might have influenced the writer?
Why has the text been written? Is it to entertain, persuade, advise or inform?
Is the text written in chronological order? Or are their flashbacks or flash forwards? What has been described in detail?