HONORS II ENGLISH APRIL 29 , 2012. Before we continue with our F451 discussion, g et out your SOAPSTone notes and the last SOAPSTone chart that you completed…. SOAPSTone. Let’s review the elements of SOAPSTone really quickly…
Before we continue with our F451 discussion, get out your SOAPSTone notes and the last SOAPSTone chart that you completed…
Let’s review the elements of SOAPSTone really quickly…
Get out a pen/pencil and add the following verbal notes to your SOAPSTone notes…
SPEAKER: The voice that tells the story.
In non-fiction, consider important facts about speaker that will help you discover his/her point of view/position.
Note: Do not look for feelings/opinions/thoughts of the speaker; just FACTS.
OCCASION: The time and place in which the non-fiction text was written; the context that encouraged the writing to happen. Writing does not occur randomly and for no reason. There is the larger occasion: society of ideas that swirl around a broad issue. Then there is the immediate occasion: an event or situation that catches the writer’s attention and triggers their writing.
Note: for larger occasion, finish the sentence: “the culture is…”
Note: do not forget about immediate occasion!
AUDIENCE: The group of readers to whom this piece is directed. The audience may be one person, a small group, or a large group; it may be a certain person or a certain people.
Note: mention ALL specific groups. For example: in Atwood’s essay, it was Americans AND Canadians (e.g.: “Canadians don’t understand Americans and it’s not their job to explain them...”
PURPOSE: The reason behind the text. You should ask yourself, “What does the speaker want the audience to think or do as a result of reading this text?”
Note: It should be written out
as a theme statement: “Instead
of ____________, we should
SUBJECT: The general topic, content, and ideas contained in the text. You should be able to state the subject in one word or short phrase.
Note: It should be a noun. Also, you should be able to fill in the statement, “This text was about___________.”
TONE: The attitude of the author TOWARDS something specific. The author’s words can express his/her attitude. Tone can be determined by looking at the author’s diction (word choice), imagery (vivid descriptions that appeal to the senses), etc.
Note: Example– “He feels frustrated towards racism”
Tomorrow: You will be reading one last non-fiction essay and analyzing it using the SOAPSTone chart.
Since many people didn’t do as well as I’d hoped on the last SOAPSTone chart (and it may have been a result of my teaching), if you receive a better score on the next SOAPSTone chart, I will give you the better grade for the SOAPSTone chart that you just turned in.
Warm-up: Get out a piece of paper for warm-up. We will have a progressive warm-up as we discuss the novel. There will be five different questions for you to answer…
Let’s discuss symbols:
Let’s discuss character:
Let’s discuss irony:
Let’s discuss figurative language:
Let’s discuss theme: