January 10

Language Analysis

I am analyzing ‘Unknown (Sept 2017), 10 Tips to Life, Chris Catchpole.’


The article is an Interview on his top 10 tips for life. You are not aware of the presence of a journalist as they are not asking questions which have been put in the article. It doesn’t state whether they met, it was an anonymous interview. The impact of this is that it shows that the interview may not have been in person and he could, for example, written to the rapper instead and got a reply from him. The sense of location is very removed as it doesn’t give a location to where they met or where their interview occurred.


The person being written about is displayed as very knowledgeable, this is mainly due to the language used within their article but also the headings and the words ’10 commandments’ gives Wyclef Jean very heavenly connotations as commandments were used in the bible as the main rules to follow, therefore Wyclef is portrayed as having authority. The article has little of its own words as it is more quotes from Jean himself, although they use the title ‘Thou Shalt Covet These Five Albums’ which has biblical references, meaning you should own these albums, but is quite an old fashioned way of putting it.┬áThe journalist is also using direct address by saying ‘thou’. There’s no use of similes or metaphors and the article is written in all quotes as everything is in his words.

The Experience:

The reader will gain knowledge and understanding on Wyclef and his 10 rules in life. The musician is presented as quite easy going and overall, a happy person, this is displayed as he says to ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you’, he is also displayed as not caring about what people think of him as he says some explicit words.

Posted 10th January 2018 by scarlettplampton in category Music Magazine

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