Analysis of two texts, Identifying noun phrases and Verb Phrases.

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This essay is going to analyse two written texts being categorized as two different registers. This essay will not only analyse the texts, it will also distinguish between them, deriving all the noun phrases and head nouns within each phrase. The third part of the assignment however, is to identify all the verb phrases and all their head verbs. One of our texts is a children?s book named ?the little gingerbread Man? by Carol Moore, whereas our second text is a news report by BBC. This essay will analyse both text being from different registers and identifying their noun phrases and their components. Also, identifying the verb phrases and their components in the third task.
Text 1
The Little Gingerbread Man
Written and Illustrated by Carol Moore
Once upon a time there was an old woman who loved baking gingerbread. She would bake gingerbread cookies, cakes, houses and gingerbread people, all decorated with chocolate and peppermint, caramel candies and colored frosting.
She lived with her husband on a farm at the edge of town. The sweet spicy smell of gingerbread brought children skipping and running to see what would be offered that day.
Unfortunately the children gobbled up the treats so fast that the old woman had a hard time keeping her supply of flour and spices to continue making the batches of gingerbread. Sometimes she suspected little hands of having reached through her kitchen window because gingerbread pieces and cookies would disappear. One time a whole gingerbread house vanished mysteriously. She told her husband, "Those naughty children are at it again. They don’t understand all they have to do is knock on the door and I’ll give them my gingerbread treats."
One day she made a special batch of gingerbread men because they were extra big. Unfortunately for the last gingerbread man she ran out of batter and he was half the size of the others.
Text 2
Egypt taxi driver lynched by Islamist protesters
Islamist protesters killed a taxi driver who tried to drive through a demonstration in Egypt, officials say.
Witnesses told the state-run al-Ahram newspaper that he was dragged from his vehicle after running over one of the protesters at the rally on Monday in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura.
A preliminary medical report said he died from a deep cut to the neck. A photo of his body was posted online.
The interior ministry said that police had arrested 10 suspects.
The protester who the taxi driver is said to have run over was in a critical condition in a hospital in Mansou
ra, al-Ahram quoted a Facebook page called "Al-Azhar University in Mansoura" as saying.
The protesters were reportedly supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist movement of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
Security has deteriorated in Egypt in the nearly three years since the uprising that forced President Hosni Mubarak to resign. There were a number of lynchings during Mr Morsi’s one-year rule.
references for texts:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25330934
http://www.magickeys.com/books/gingerbread/index.html
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