Anorexia

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Both of my written pieces have a theme of depression and death of the topic anorexia.The purpose of a newspaper editorial is to predominately inform but to also persuade, argue, describe and explain a particular topic the writer wishes to discuss. I have similarly done the same thing here on the chosen topic of anorexia; I informed the audience what it is, explained symptoms and causes, described how it may be overcome and attempted to persuade them of my opinion to the issue. My monologue on the other hand, describes the effect of a young girl who is obsessed with being thin, and is having flashbacks of her past, whilst in a hospital. I decided to write my editorial with the theme of escape/depression and death because I felt that it was an interesting topic which is not discussed or written about very often. After researching anorexia facts for my article, I came across information about young teenage girls wanting to be thin which could lead to many problems and symptoms, which gave me the idea to create a monologue for my fiction piece. The target audience for my editorial would probably be young women, and would most likely be featured in a type of editorial such as The Guardian. The target market for my creative piece would be slightly different, as it would probably be aimed at teenage girls who could relate to the monologue, as my intention of the reader was to present an emotional and incredibly brutal and in contrast to this I have created a nonfiction piece. The tones in my pieces are very different. My nonfiction piece is informative, chatty and friendly,whereas my fiction piece has a chilling, descriptive and emotive tone. An editorial has a broad audience, which is very much educated so therefore it is important to ... ... middle of paper ... ...t as involved as this as the audience, gaining the audience’s trust and giving them comfort. I have used rhetorical question and an interrogative sentence: ‘though its symptoms are endless, but its cause? Veiled.’ This gets the audience to be involved and perhaps to stop and think about the question being asked. This once more persuades the audience as it is rhetoric language and uses emotional language, causing sympathy from the audience to individuals that suffer from anorexia because its cause remains a mystery. Following up I have used a simple, one word sentence. This single lexis syntax stands out on the page, grabbing attention of readers but it also has a dramatic effect on the reader as it follows up after the rhetorical question. It surprises the reader, as the reader does not expect the answer to the question to consist of a single lexis and be so simple.

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