The word ‘poverty’ can be illustrated by a person who does not have access to the money, education, activities, healthcare, living conditions or amenities which their society deems normal.
The author uses imagery to express the idea more vividly and to activate the readers’ emotions more quickly than hundreds of descriptive words would do.
I assume that the webpage does not distinguish between ‘poverty’ and ‘child poverty’ because without general or ‘adult’ poverty there would be no child poverty. They are linked.
* Children in poverty often fail at school – becoming unemployed adults
* Children in poverty have higher risks of illness and as adults lower life expectancy
* Children in poverty live in poor neighbourhoods, often with poor housing, no amenities and vandalism – often leading to life of crime
a) The author uses varied sentences and paragraph lengths to keep the attention of the reader and to highlight certain points
b) By personifying poverty the author helps the reader visualize things difficult to understand and has given poverty ‘human-like’ qualities. This enables the reader to think of poverty as if it were a person, with human traits and characteristics – for example, evil.
c) The author uses consonance in the words ‘spiral’, ‘social’ and ‘education’, ‘employment’ to give the sentence a change in rhythm and highlight those words. He uses the metaphor ‘deepening spiral’ to illustrate that the problem feeds itself getting worse and worse.
Being a Proactive Reader
Means that I need to TAKE NOTES, make highlights and underline sections
I also need to think about the authors’ intention when I read
*Everything written has a bias*
To effectively retain information, I should:
USE COLOUR DIAGRAMS PICTURES
Nearly four million children in the United Kingdom are classed as living in poverty, approximately one in three (endchildpoverty.org.uk, 2013). There are a number of...