Analysis of Expository Text
Analysis of Expository Text “Anna’s Story” “Anna’s Story” is a non-fiction expository text written by Bronwyn Donaghy. Donaghy’s deliberate use of language and selection of detail have combined to convey specific attitudes about teenagers and drugs. The way these are conveyed is also aided by the use of structure, point of view, quotes and bias. In this text we are given facts about drugs as well as the story of Anna’s life and what caused the early end to it. Donaghy is trying to convince us that it was not Anna’s fault she died, but that it was the drugs. The book starts with forward which is by David Bennett; he is the head of Adolescent Medicine at a hospital in New South Wales. He talks about how he is moved by the story. This is included because he is a doctor and because he sees so much suffering and bad things in his line off work. It talks about how he is moved by what has happened, this is supposed to make us think that we too should feel some sort of sorrow for Anna Wood because he would not be moved by something that wasn’t very sad. The letter from Kate Ceberano is put in so that we see that someone popular (a teen idol) is giving up her time to include a message about drugs being bad. We ar
Would the fall never come to an end"This is what your life is like if you constantly take drugs. Donaghy has selectively put in mainly good things about Anna, but if we read closely we see that she was not like the picture that is painted of her. This is another possible excuse in the reasons of why Anna needed to take drugs. It is probably about the most informative and interesting part of the book. One thing that slipped through was in Tony"tms story:"I didn"tmt realise that Anna was ever unhappy until after she died and I read her letters. Therefore in these first few pages, Donaghy has already bored us with information that is uninteresting. This part of the book is really involving. In the middle is the information that turns the book into a non-fiction expository text. Donaghy could not convince me that only the drugs were to blame and to prevent more deaths drugs should be kept right away from. Part Two of the book is gives us information about what went on around Anna"tms death. The combination of selection of information, language, point of view, structure and bias help to show us the attitudes but do not make them believable. " This indicates that they didn"tmt have quite the family life that they want to portray to us that they had. We get a big chunk of facts about drugs and alcohol. All the quotes from Lewis Carroll are also trying to convince us that Anna was still a child.
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George Sarine, Lewis Carroll, Donaghy Donaghytms, Kate Ceberano, South Wales, Annatms Story,
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