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    I've just signed up for the site, I've glanced at it for reference occasionally but have decided it's about time to start using it properly, so hi

    As one of my A-Levels I have taken english language, and am in my first year. I'm just having a bit of trouble in finding style models for my WTE commentary. I'm looking for ones which use linguistic devices in a similar way to my piece.

    For this coursework I went for a chapter from a story. I use both cataphoric (in directing the reader's attention to an as yet undisclosed danger) and anaphoric references, as well as non-fluency features and tag questions to convey the protagonist's loss of confidence throughout the duration of the piece. It is written as a third-person narrative, which acts to separate the main character and the audience in order to create a sense of isolation, further adding to its appeal. The story is primarily written as a sequence of events rather than a story, in order to make it seem fast-paced and to create a sense of excitement.

    Could anyone point me in the direction of some sources which contain some of the linguistic devices or methods that I have mentioned? I know it may be difficult with only the short description I have provided, but any suggestions at all would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Stuart JM.
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