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Question: Question 2 2.1 In alphabetic languages, such as English, recognition of sounds and sound patterns plays a crucial role in laying a foundation for reading and writing. Bearing this point in mind, read the following stanzas and answer the questions that follow. I Will Soar by Annette R. Hershey If I were a birdie, I'd head up to the sky. I'd spread my wings like sunshine. I know I could fly mighty high! ………………………………………………… If I were a birdie, I'd follow all my dreams. Small streams to vast oceans, Under golden bright sunbeams. Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/i-will-soar 2.1.1 Identify the sound device that has been used in the stanzas. (1 mark) 2.1.2 Use your own words to describe the sound device you identified in 2.1.1. (2 marks) 2.2.3 Identify two words in at least one stanza where the sound device has been used. Question 3 3.1 Cohesive devices play a significant role in ensuring that a text is coherent and meaningful. There are several cohesive devices in English, which include conjunctions, adverbial phrases, punctuations, among others. Taking this information into account, answer the questions that follow. 3.1.1 What is your understanding of coherence. Use your own words as much as possible. (2 marks) 3.2 Explain the grammatical function and meaning of the cohesive device underlined in sentences 3.2.1 to 3.2.2 below. 3.2.1 We have always known that there is no love lost between the two actors, but we never thought that the animosity could go this far – the killing! (2 marks) 3.2.2 Trafficking humans is an abominable act; hence, the judge handed him a heavy sentence of 20 years without any possibility of parole. (2 marks) 3.3.3 Construct a sentence in which you have used a cohesive device of your choice and underline the device. (2 marks) 3.3.4 Explain the grammatical function and the meaning of the device in sentence 3.3.3.
2.1.1: The sound device used in the stanzas is rhyme. 2.1.2: Rhyme is a sound device that occurs when two or more words have a similar end sound. It often helps to create a rhythmic or musical effect in poetry. 2.2.3: Words where the sound device has been used include "birdie" and "mighty", and "dreams" and "streams". 3.1.1: Coherence is the logical and natural connection of ideas in a piece of writing. It signifies that the writing is clear, easy to understand and all the arguments or points are connected with each other in a logical and natural way. 3.2: - 3.2.1: The cohesive device underlined here is 'but'. It functions as a coordinating conjunction, introducing a contrast or opposition between two ideas. Its meaning in this context is to signal a contradiction or opposition between the prior idea of no love and the following idea of the animosity going as far as 'the killing'. - 3.2.2: 'Hence' is the cohesive device underlined, serving as a conclusive adverb to show cause and effect relationship. In this context, 'hence' means 'therefore', it introduces the consequence of the human trafficking described in the preceding part of the sentence. 3.3.3: She loves playing the piano, however, she needs a lot of practice. (Cohesive device: However) 3.3.4: The cohesive device 'however' is a transitional adverb used to introduce a statement that contrasts with or seems to contradict something that has been said previously. The function here is to present a counterpoint or contradiction to the idea that she loves playing the piano (with the implication being that one might therefore expect her to be good at it, which is cast into doubt by the need for a lot of practice).
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