The six functions of language [ edit
] 2. The Poetic Function focuses on "the message for its own sake"
(the code itself, and how it is used) and is the operative function in poetry as well as slogans.
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Jakobson's functions of language - Wikipediarganon-Model, to which he added the poetic, phatic and metalingual functions.
The six factors of an effective verbal communication. To each one corresponds a communication function (not displayed in this picture). 
<span>The six functions of language
1. The Referential Function corresponds to the factor of Context and describes a situation, object or mental state. The descriptive statements of the referential function can consist of both definite descriptions and deictic words, e.g. "The autumn leaves have all fallen now." Similarly, the referential function is associated with an element whose true value is under questioning especially when the truth value is identical in both the real and assumptive universe.  2. The Poetic Function focuses on "the message for its own sake"  (the code itself, and how it is used) and is the operative function in poetry as well as slogans. 3. The Emotive (alternatively called "Expressive" or "Affective") Function relates to the Addresser (sender) and is best exemplified by interjections and other soun
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