Look for the cohesive chains (ie the various chains of meaning) that operate within the text ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ the major chains as well as any minor ones. Identify the cohesive devices (lexical and grammatical) that help to set up and maintain those chains. Look for the ways in which the chains intersect to help the writer create a coherent and cohesive whole.
In an essay of about 750 words, discuss the cohesive systems of the text, exploring and explaining their contribution to its overall purpose and meaning.
The text chosen for this analysis is by from the food section of the SMH Good Weekend Magazine in August 2006.
Please note: This is not an essay about cohesion. It is an essay where you use the ideas about cohesion to analyse a given text, so you can take the cohesive devices we have taught as background knowledge that you and we share.