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Kaboom War Journal - A Milblog



Table of Contents


1. Language in Kaboom

2. Blog structure



1. Language in Kaboom


The author uses a wide range of literary devices and vocabulary.


  • Word puns
  • Military slang (e.g. "CIC, Ali Baba, ...")
  • Wide range of vocabulary
  • Tone varies between blog entries
  • Stylisitic devices (e.g. Onomatopoeia)
  • Variety of sentence length and structure draws the reader in
  • Use of web slang (e.g. "LoLerskates")
  • Catch phrases
  • Pop-cultural references (e.g. "Jabba the Hutt")
  • Headlines often taken from literature, movies, mythology etc.



2. Blog Structure


The blog appears in a very organized way. It consists mainly of text with casual pictures or videos as intermissions.


  • Posts with Headlines
  • Catchphrases in the beginning of new entries
  • Short statements in the beginning ("Good news, Momma G!")
  • Further elaboration in the course of the blog entry
  • Lists are given on various occasions (e.g. "11 things worse than being in Kuwait")
  • Military slang mini-wiki on the right hand side


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