Comment on the language used in the opening paragraph (2 marks)There is significant use of imagery in the opening paragraph. Banjo Patterson describes the pale sky and frosty sky. A further description of the atmosphere is given about the bombing that is present;ÃÂÃÂ and away to the east a faint cheerless white light beings to spread over the plains.ÃÂAnother language technique used in the opening paragraph is jargon. The word kopjes which means a towering rocky mound is another example of language used in the opening paragraph of this article.
Patterson uses this descriptive language and jargon to capture the essence of the war and perhaps even emphasise it in a way of propaganda for the Herald newspaper.
Describe the sergeant-major (3 marks)The soldiers thoughts of the sergeant-major ÃÂapplies his foot with no light forceÃÂ, ÃÂgreatest bullyÃÂ reflect his image as a strict reinforcer. Yet the sergeant-major offers a reliable attitude towards his duties and his determination seems to give off a caring yet fatherly, unifying role to the soldiers under his command;ÃÂThe man whoÃÂs shoulders the whole of the hard work falls; the man who is the buffer between the officers and the men.ÃÂWhat
is life like for the soldiers? (3 marks)Life for the soldiers is uncomfortable, the soldiers having ÃÂto gone to bed with their boots and clothesÃÂ and the constant fear of being unwell as shown through the soldier Charley;ÃÂIÃÂm pretty seedy, majorÃÂThe soldiers also face a demanding task to wake up in the morning;ÃÂAs he pushes one bundle of blankets with his foot a muffled grown rises from an occupant.ÃÂAlso contributing to the uncomfortable factor is the coldness the soldiers have to resist when eating their breakfasts;ÃÂThe officers upheave themselves from under their carts and shave hurriedly, and eat their breakfasts in silence, shivering cold.ÃÂThe War is...