Persuasive techniques are language features used to influence the reader or viewer. The slideshare embedded below includes a range of useful persuasive techniques with examples and effects. The importance of techniques is always in their effects. Techniques are tools used for a purpose. Always consider HOW they are influencing the reader or viewer.
Some of De Bry’s maps and engravings.
Here you can see the representation of a whale as significantly larger than the ships of the day.
Pieter Breughel, ‘Landscape with the fall of Icarus’
The myth of Daedalus and Icarus
Jan van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait
A closer look…
The parable of Lazarus and the rich man.
Cortes – Hernando Cortes (1485-1547)
Discovering the Pole.
A Poison Tree by William Blake
What is…the Sun? by Wes Magee
Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Australia by A. D. Hope
Ballad of the Totems by Oodgeroo Noonuccal
We Are Going by Oodgeroo Noonuccal
Sonnet XVIII by William Shakespeare