Example persuasive text - a letter to an ogre - plus writing feature identification worksheet.
Persuasive letter contains the following features: language features such as the rule of three, repetition for effect, alliteration, metaphor, hyperbole, emotional language, flattery and rhetorical questions; grammar features such as exclamatory sentences, subordinate clauses, fronted adverbials followed by commas and expanded noun phrases; and punctuation such as exclamation marks, question marks, apostrophes for contraction, apostrophes for singular possession, apostrophes for plural possession, brackets, colons and dashes.
This example persuasive letter text can be used to examine the features of persuasive writing and letter writing before pupils embark on writing their own persuasive letter.
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Answers for the feature identification worksheet included.
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