9th April 2018


  1. Describe at least one important technique used in the written text.Explain how the technique created an emotional response in you

Barry crump uses a lot of different important techniques during the novel. there are three important events that happen during this book.When he goes to live on the farm,when aunty bella dies and when he goes bush.Barry uses lots of different techniques during these times such as narritive point of view,colloquial language and flashbacks/backstories. He uses these techniques to make the reader feel a variety of emotions.The emotions i felt during the moment when aunty bella died is feeling bad for ricky and wondering what is going to happen next.

One of the most important techniques Barry Crump uses is the narritive point of veiw.By Barry Crump using this he puts the reader in the main characters shoes and helps the reader feel the emotions felt by the main character which in this case is Ricky Baker.A quote using this technique would be ‘my proper name is Ricky Morehu baker but they always call me ricky’. The writer also uses this so the reader will feel closer to Ricky so that when big events such as when Aunty Bella dies the reader will flood with remorse for Ricky.When i read this part of the book i felt remorse for ricky just as the writer would want.In my opinion i feel this technique if used right can be very powerful and make the reader feel a variety of emotions

Another very important technique used by Barry Crump is colloquial language.He uses this throughout the book and sometimes quite heavily at some parts of the book.Barry Crump used this technique when aunty Bella died and ricky is trying to stay and live with uncle hec by himself.An example of this is quote ‘No mate sit down there’s something i haven’t told u yet’.In this sentence he uses colloquial language to make the reader know this book is based in New Zealand and can better help the reader relate to the New Zealand life by hearing the informal but rather humorous way we speak



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