Short sharp sentence

Please note, a short sharp sentence falls under the category of sentence structure in regards to Language Analysis.


“When the factories close down, when the workers go back home to their families without a payslip in their pockets, when the price of living goes up and the quality of life goes down, where will the Government be to help? Nowhere. Just like always.”

Definition and effect on reader

The English language, and therefore Language Analysis pieces, contain a mixture of long and short sentences. Sometimes, particularly short sentences can be used by the writer to draw emphasis to what is being said because of the change in rhythm that they create. In the above example, this change in rhythm can be seen in how a reader would pause on the punctuation of the last two sentences. This results in the focus of the text as a whole being drawn to the consistent failure of the Government.