Speech: INTRODUCTION Litter? What is it? It’s waste products disposed without consent in an erroneous environment. It’s morally wrong to litter and deep down you all know it. Litter is a huge environmental issue with a negative impact and you contribute to the negative effects if you litter. My purpose today is to persuade you […]

Emotive language was used throughout the book to capture the reader into feeling what the author wants them to feel by using emotive language that could potentially create a connection from the reader’s experiences to the character’s situation. The following emotive words, exhausting, frightened, breathing quick, dreading, fragile, injury, exploded, ragged gasps, broken, ruptured, crushed, […]

Light symbolizes a form of hope for Joe. Whilst Joe is in the crevasse, he describes it as dark, mad and compares it to his grave. He loses his hope and thinks he will die in the crevasse. Joe decides that no matter what he does, he will die. Because of this he chooses to […]

“The first feelings of panic built up as I stared wildly from one crevasse to another. Had we gone above or below that one? Or was it that lower one? I couldn’t remember. The harder I tried the more confused I became, and eventually I was weaving a contorted and terrifying path, unsure of where […]

Contrast is used in these sections of text to create a more positive analogy from the supposed negative situation. Contrast makes the reader understand what Joe is feeling through describing his feelings visually. For example the crevasse Joe is in is described like a night sky to give the reader an interpretation on what Joe […]

As Joe and Simon descend the encounter problems such as Joe being in pain while Simon belays him due to Joe’s injured leg. “Howling and screaming for Simon to stop achieved nothing; the blame had to lie somewhere, so I swore Simon’s character to the devil”. This quote reveals the inner feelings of anger and […]

1.Many language techniques are used in chapter 5 to make the reader experience was Joe was going through. “I lifted my head from the snow and stared, up across my chest, at a grotesque distortion in the right knee, twisting the leg into a strange zigzag.” This is a quote from Joe right after he injures […]

‘On the edge’ is used as a pun in Chapter 4 because the decent down the mountain they do, they are on the edge of physical danger the whole way. They fall, get cold and weather turns on them making them overly cautious about what they’re doing. Being cautious for them is necessary but if […]

“We took the customary summit photos and ate some chocolate. I felt the usual anti-climax. What now? It was a vicious circle. If you succeed with one dream, you come back to square one and it’s not long before you’re conjuring up another, slightly harder, a bit more ambitious – a bit more dangerous. I […]

The technical jargon in this text would not be explained because the meaning of it is already clear. In every topic of text there’s jargon that only apply’s to itself. In Touching the void, it’s about mountaineering. Which means there will be jargon to do with mountaineering throughout the book. The jargon doesn’t need to […]