Monday, 30 November 2009

Meyer and her Plain Folks

And while we're on the topic of propaganda, has anyone noticed how blatant Stephenie Meyer is in her use of the Plain Folks technique? She's been using it from the beginning to the end of these books, in comments such as these:
"A huge thank you to... my online family, the talented staff and writers at" (from Twilight's Acknowledgements page.)
"And thanks also to my favourite band, the very aptly named Muse, for providing a saga's worth of inspiration." (from Breaking Dawn's Dedication page.)
Not to mention in her (now removed) MySpace site and her ringing endorsement of fansites such as

1 comment:

Mrs. Edwards said...

Pres. Obama is a master of this, always seeking to imagine that he is one with his audience and pretending to share their life perspective.

I'm more familiar with logical fallacies than propaganda techniques, so I've enjoyed this little lesson. Thanks!