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    The following extract is a biography peice written for a wide class of people. The genre of this extract is non fiction and informal language has been used throughtout the passage. The text's purpose is to let the audience know about Simon Cowell and his story to success. In the begining of the extract, the use of word 'vain' creates an attention-seeking image for Simon Cowell. This further is explained by mentioning a hypothetical situation 'if he...corpse'. This helps the writer to illustrate that Simon Cowell always wants to be the centre of the attention. The extract then calls Simon Cowell' dead already'. This creates a negative tone for him in readers minds. The line 'suffoca...wealth' creates an negative impression for success gained from wealth in readers minds. The life of Simon Cowell has been defined as ' boring, draning completely of colour , bustle and humour'. These words make a depressive image about his life. Also the writer creates contrast by calling 'humour' in the end. This makes the extract funny and more appealing. The extract firstly carries short paragraphs with frequent use of commas and hyphen which make the text more grammatically effective and illustrative. The listing of the things that Simon Cowell does shows the readers that he is always working and creates a restless image about him. The use of word 'ebb' again shows that Simon Cowell is insecure about his position in the world. The text then tells its audience about Simon Cowells perspective towards human relationships and friendships. By reading line 17, the readers can make out that Simon Cowell is not in much favour for human relationships as he denies them due to their 'obligations and unpredictabblitiy'. This material enages the readers to know the darker side of Simon and creates a critisizing image of his. The extract then uses a phrase in line 18, ' he was always spoilt rotten'. This makes Simon a more dissenting man in readers minds. The extract gains a nostalgic tone by going to the early days of SImon. The writer quotes ' at the lowest grades' to highlight the fact that Simon Cowell earned expensive grades even though he scored the poorest grades. This makes a shocking impression in readers minds.
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