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alterity

the state if being other, or different; otherness

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nuanced

characterised by subtely or shades of meaning

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polemic

a strong verbal or written cirticism which seeks to undermine the opposite position in a controversial debate

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polyphony

an array of sounds (or voices) that are each as strong as eachother

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hegemony

a group of people in a position of power or dominance.

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western canon

the body of art, literature and music valued in the west.

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metanarrative

a narrative account that experiments with or exlpores the idea of storytelling, often by drawing attention to itself

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synthetic personalisation

addressing audiences as though they were individuals

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epiphany

a sudden moment of realisation or revelation

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lambast

criticize something harshly

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how does morris use structure in the title of ‘Explorers or boys messing about? Either way,
taxpayer gets rescue bill’

it encapsulates the tone of the piece: unlike other
more objective accounts of the incident published elsewhere, there is a scathing
sarcasm in the rhetorical question which infantilises [makes them out to be children]
the two men.
it also quotes brook's wife, and the minister of defence

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what type of structure does article, ‘Explorers or boys messing about? Either way,
taxpayer gets rescue bill’ have

non-linear

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passive case def

putting the object first in the sentence

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example of the passive case in ‘Explorers or boys messing about? Either way,
taxpayer gets rescue bill’,

'there was also some confusion about what exactly the men were trying to achieve

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example of ironic distance in explorers or boys

' 'trusty helicopter' ' - line 18

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pejorative def

used as an insult

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give three things of brooks' wife

she gives the title of the text, she is referred to in the last line and they spent their honeymoon flying from alaska to chile

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describe the title in the danger of a single story

'danger' foreshadows main argument in a cautionary tone, the danger of one narrative can lead to a cultural misunderstanding

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danger of a single story: personal pronouns to plural

trying to create a sense of unity, inspiring, inclusive.
synthetic personalisation

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danger of a single story: rhetorical devices

ethos, pathos, logos, persuasive and informative

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how does adichie use ethos

to establish credibility and be modest or honest

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antithesis def

a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.

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purpose of listing in danger of a single story

monotony, uninspiring

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how does adichie use juxtaposition

to highlight the difference between her and the characters

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how does adichie use pathos

humour "finish your food! dont you know? people like fide's family have nothing."

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logos

shared experience

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pathos

invoking pity

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ethos

atmosphere, philosophy, ideaology

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why does adichie include her own anecdotes and analogies

to show everyone can follow the narrative, and make those mistakes. she is trying to acoid being accusational/vindicative/patronizing and include herself

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anaphora def

rhetorical device that consists of repeating a sequence of words at the beginnings of neighboring clauses