(Consider; form, context, purpose, audience and language)
Compare the plights faced by the birds in all three texts.

The context of all three texts contains elements of sorrow and solitude in relation to the consequences the birds have, whilst having their freedom stripped away and forced into captivity by humans. There is also a strong emphasis in all three texts on the idea that free birds are happy birds, and that captured birds are sorrowful birds, constantly yearning for freedom from the bars and clipped wings that restrict them from the clouds, wind and sunlight that freedom has to offer them.
How does the author of text 1 use visual and written elements to persuade the reader to ‘think outside the cage\'? (two paragraphs)
The author of text one uses many visual techniques and written elements such as color, frame, and focus, to persuade the reader to ‘think outside the cage\'. The color green is used within the poster, as well as yellow and white. Green is used to emphasize the ‘natural habitat\', in which birds should be and should live their lives. The writing within the frame is adjusted to the end right side, in bold white lettering; this gives the reader a sense of restriction, as the lettering looks as if it is wanting to escape the framing, encouraging the reader to want to ‘think outside the (frame) cage\'. The focus in the picture is on the cockatoo, which is in ready motion to fly, free in to the air. All of the visual and written elements the author uses persuade the reader to ‘think outside the cage\'.
Compare techniques used by the authors of text 2 and 3, to evoke sympathy for the birds that suffer.

Similarities can be seen in both texts two and three, in which can be compared. Both authors use anthropomorphism in their text to evoke sympathy for the birds suffer. The author of text two uses the technique of anthropomorphism, as the little bird that is mentioned, is given emotions of "…hopelessness and longing…" for freedom after its capture by the lodge-folk. In text three the author also shows the technique of anthropomorphism for the bird mentioned in the poem The Caged Birds Sings. The bird in which is mentioned in the poem is given the emotions of anger and longing for freedom from captivity.

Although both texts contain similarities, differences can be seen in both texts and compared to one another. In text three the repetition of the gloomy verse "The cadged bird sings" emphasizes the struggle of the caged birds and their longing for the wind below their wings and the sun beaming down above them. Yearning for out of reach freedom from their fearful cage, in which they can only look at the free skies from afar. This technique of repetition that the author uses makes the reader sympathize with the bird, as they are able to see the bars in which the bird sees, and with the repetition, feel restricted from movement and freedom. Although in text two, the author does not use the technique of repetition but instead symbolism. The stone figures mentioned in The Image Of The Lost Soul are represented as "…angels, other kings and bishops, and nearly all were in attitudes of pious exaltation and composure…" while the lost soul stone figure is said to appear with neither "…crown, mitre, nor nimbus, and its face was hard and bitter and downcast; it must be a demon…" The stone figures, such as the angel, are represented as godly beings in which are associated with help, protection and light, while on the other hand, demons are frequently represented with calamity and disaster. Although the technique is different from what is utilized in text three, the effect on the reader is the same as the effect of text three. The variety of similar and different techniques shown in both texts, are used skillfully in order to create and stir the emotions of the reader; to evoke sympathy for the birds that suffer.