The Write Stuff- Language Analysis 1
Due to the current growth of a fast paced nation with the ‘need for speed’ and a ‘hurried existence,’ the article, “The Write Stuff” appeared in a popular magazine contending that “there is nothing quite like receiving a letter in the mail… that kind of effort really stands out”, pointing out that we as a speedy generation, need to slow down. The article addresses its audience seen to be young couples in a relationship, in a concerned and worried tone.
The magazine opens up revealing a contrast between two different types of messages either sent through the mail or by text messaging. The magazine outlines to the reader although it “may be fast and efficient, nothing really beats receiving a long letter from a good friend…” The magazine writes this intentionally and displays it in the first paragraph because they know that in today’s day and age we are constantly seeking for convenience amongst every little thing. By referring to emails and text messaging readers find comfort and an almost relevance to the article. Then when shown the contrast, readers then compare the emotion attached to both vessels of messaging realising that there is much more deeper emotion and feeling when receiving a “long letter from a good friend in the mail or, even better, an anonymous love letter…”
Then the magazine shows us an indented paragraph reading, “Roses are red, violets are blue. If you SMS me this Valentine’s Day. Consider us through.” The magazine rights this in order for viewers to see the thoughts of certain people and their reaction towards messaging via SMS. This short clichéd poem is used in support of the magazines overall contention. This poem ultimately carries a negative connotation and ultimately a devastating outcome for those who plan or do send text messages on Valentine’s Day. Readers learn from this and are able to adjust future plans for valentine’s day.
The magazine is able to add to this negativity that...