- Describe at least one important technique used in the written text. Explain how the technique created an emotional response in you.
Intro There are three techniques that occur during this story, The most important events in the story are when Ricky goes to live on the farm in the country, Aunty Bella dies and Uncle Hec and Ricky go bush. Barry Crump uses lots of different techniques during these times such as narrative point of view, colloquial language, and word choice. Barry uses these techniques to make the reader feel a variety of emotions. When Ricky and Uncle Hec go bush the emotions from Ricky grow from hating the wilderness to loving it, this makes the reader more aware of his past and wanting to read more about the present.
Barry Crump uses lots of language features like colloquial language, this is shown by Ricky saying “too right”. Barry Crump uses colloquial/informal language to show the reader that the story is based in New Zealand. An important event to take place is when Ricky gets moved homes from a city out to a country farm. He moves into his Aunt Bellas and Uncle Hecs farmhouse. When he gets more comfortable at the house, the less shy he becomes towards Uncle Hec. After a while, Ricky starts talking more to Uncle Hec and becomes more comfortable around him.
Barry Crump uses first-person narrative point of view to express all Ricky’s feeling and what he was thinking about the Aunty Bella situation. This is very sad for Ricky because he got to know Bella very well and got close to her like she was his own parent. In this chapter, there is a lot of narrative point of view like when Aunt Bella and Uncle Hec went to the Gisborne hospital Ricky said in his head “I knew right then that something real bad was happening”.
Paragraph 3 The last language technique used is word-choice this is a large feature in this story because most of the words are based off proper New Zealand English. Barry Crump uses this feature to give the reader a