Language Analysis: we got feelings

It’s like The Flight of the Conchords: “We’re rappers…That hurts our feelings when you say we’re not rappers.”

When you write about how an author uses language to persuade their readers they are usually trying to stir up some kind of feeling.  Arguments might involve logic but they also involve emotive language designed to evoke a particular feeling in the audience.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s