A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat by Emma Levine
Emma Levine loves researching and filming on unusual sports. This extract is about a donkey race in pakistan in asia. Its from a book A Game of Polo with a Headless Goat.
The writer being British presents us with diferent view points, being from a developed economy, She may be trying to redicule the forms of entertainment from the 3rd world. She may be implying that these sports are backwards or outdated.
She may also be informing the first world the simple forms of entertainment elsewere. She may be provoking them to appreciate other cultures.
Descriptive language plunges the reader directly into the heart of the action. eg: "we drove off to find the best viewing spot"
use of first person singular and plural eg: "we drove...","our young driver..."
Informal tone is used. eg: "I asked the lads if we could join in"
use of dialog and direct speech to give the immediacy and urgency or authencity.
The writer builds up excitement by building up a tempo.
Use of hyperbole. eg: "we waited for ethernity" This phrase also creates suspense.
use of long sentenses. eg: "Nearly one hour later I was beginning....."
The writer brings out the thoughts and feelings and frustuations felt by the writer.
Use of Phrase like "wobbly bicycle"provides comic releif. It is a sideshow that helps to highten tension.
Use of present tense create a sense of urgency and anxiety and uncertainity eg: "coming,coming".
Use of maximum survival of the fittest shows us the fearness of the competition.
use of humour shows how dramatic the event was "This was Formula one without Rules"
The words "Race was over" creats an anticlimax.