When writers want to communicate their ideas to a reader, there are lots of different things they can use.
Not only the words and phrases they choose, but also what are called 'literary devices' and 'rhetorical devices'. You might hear them called 'features' instead of devices, but it is the same thing.
In this activity, we are going to look at two rhetorical devices. One is called the rhetorical question and is used to make the reader think. This can help them imagine what is being described and see how it might relate to them.
The second is repetition. This is where a writer will repeat a certain word or phrase throughout a text to make sure the reader understands. The more a reader sees something, the more it will stick in their mind.
We will be using a text for some of the questions and here it is:
Imagine a magical field where the sun kisses the earth and brings forth a breathtaking display of beauty. Can you guess what covers the ground in this field, making it look like a dream? What could be more beautiful than a place filled with colours that dance in the wind like a rainbow?
As you step into this field of flowers, you'll be greeted by a sea of blossoms. How many shades of beauty can you spot? From vibrant reds to sunny yellows and soft purples, it's like a painting come to life. Can you feel your heart smiling at all this beauty?
Now, imagine the sweet fragrance that fills the air. What could be more beautiful than the scent of flowers in full bloom? As you walk through this enchanted field, the beauty of nature surrounds you in every direction.
But wait, what's that buzzing sound? It's the bees and butterflies, sipping nectar from the flowers. They add their own touch of beauty to this field, making it a lively and charming place.
So, tell me, can you think of anything more beautiful than a field of flowers where colours, scents, and creatures come together in perfect harmony? This field is a true wonder of nature, where beauty blooms at every turn.
Are you nicely relaxed and calm now?
Then let's have a go at the questions!