Flashcards in Persuasive Language Techniques: DAFORESTAIR Deck (12)
What does the 'D' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?
Direct address: speaking directly to the reader and involving them, often using 'you', 'your', 'we', 'us' or 'our'.
You can help.
It is our job to look after the environment.
What does the first 'A' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?
Alliteration: repeated sounds at the beginning of words.
The snake slithered away.
What does the 'F' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?
Facts: things we know to be true.
da Vinci Community School has students aged 11 to 16.
What does the 'O' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?
Opinion: your (or other people's) personal thoughts on something.
Cats are far better than dogs.
What does the first 'R' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?
Rhetorical question: a question that doesn't require an answer, or can't be answered by the reader.
How would you feel if you had experienced this?
What was behind the door?
What does the 'E' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?
Emotive language: powerful vocabulary that can create an emotion in the reader.
What does the 'S' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?
Statistics: facts expressed in number form.
30% of children in the UK are living in poverty.
9/10 people would recommend this product.
There are over 500 students attending da Vinci Community School.
What does the 'T' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?
Tripling: a list of three things.
Social media is distracting, time consuming and potentially dangerous to your wellbeing.
What does the second 'A' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?
Anecdote: a short story or example to back up your argument.
Mobile phones are vital in school. When I was in year 7...
Stacey, 15, lost her home when...
In Brazil, deforestation is contributing to...
What does the 'I' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?
Imperative verbs: verbs that give a command.
What does the second 'R' stand for in DAFORESTAIR?
Repetition: repeated words or phrases in a text.
You could repeat a phrase from the beginning of your writing at the end to emphasise it.