TWE is persuasive language used?
TOK Knowledge Issue
Grammar Used for Purpose
Often used in the media involving passive voice. For example, in the original Washington Post report on an incident which followed an attack that killed eight Israelis, the murder of Israelis is described in the active voice, whereas the killing of Egyptians is, again, described in the passive voice. This creates a skewed version of current events in the Middle East and is a type of propaganda.
Revealing and Concealing
Reveal or conceal a particular thing based on audienceExample: Politicians conceal things to keep their audience happy, as demonstrated in the 2012 presidential elections, he changed his stance on gay rights. This shows that people in politics attempt to please everyone and use language to achieve this goal.
In general, persusasive language inundates many aspects of life: including politics, advertising, and others. We are now much more aware of language used in daily life. -Jennifer Craft and Sydney Hale