How to remember the effects
Now we come to the most important part: having thoroughly read through a given text using PSPS and noted each of the language features used, you need to combine the language features with the effects that they have on you. For that, you will need to remember the four main headings for effects:
Here’s how to remember EFFECTS and their four headings:
Imagine a woman who is a special effects expert. She gets her daughter to stand in front of a green screen.
What the daughter doesn’t know is that her mother is hiding her exam results behind her back (NOTE: EFFECTS mean the RESULTS caused by language effects).
The mum reveals the envelope. Her daughter sees (sight) what it is and feels sick. Her mouth goes dry (taste), you could hear a pin drop (hearing), and her nostrils flare (smell) (the senses).
The daughter opens the letter and takes a moment to understand.
She responds by jumping for joy at the results, and her mother takes pictures of her response.
Her mum used her knowledge of special effects to make a memorable (remember) picture of the event.