The Reader as Artist. At your tables, briefly discuss these 2 questions & be willing to share some thoughts from your discussion: What does Morrison mean by “reading as an art”? Which of her ideas/lines struck you? Why?. Analysis. We have put something together & examined the WHOLE .
At your tables, briefly discuss these 2 questions & be willing to share some thoughts from your discussion:
We haveput something together & examined the WHOLE.
We have invented PARTS while engaged with a text.
This time, let’s start with the WHOLE & take it APART to see how it functions effectively as that WHOLE.
“Taking Things Apart” Activity:
35-45 minutes to work
5 minute informal presentations
Everything you need to know,
with art & a soundtrack!
Artists DO this on purpose to make their audience feel, act, think… a certain way.
Artists use their medium (i.e. instruments, color, literary devices) in a purposeful and meaningful manner.
You, the audience, must unearth the purpose or meaning based on WHAT the artist presents to you and HOW s/he does it.
“Busting Surfboards” – The Tornados
“The Trembler” – Duane Eddy
“The Saddest Song” – Morphine
Consider how the author “paints” the setting to make you feel a certain way about the landscape, characters in it, or the events that occur within this setting
“Drums a Go-Go” – Hollywood Persuaders
“Shambala” – Beastie Boys
Mood = The emotional response the author hopes to invoke in the reader; a person’s (the character’s or narrator’s) frame of mind or state of feeling
An overall feeling or emotion in a work to connect with, or effect, their audience.
Sometimes this shifts with the setting, the emergence of new characters, the beginning of a new chapter/vignette
“Salt Peanuts” – Miles Davis
“Motion” – Front 242
“Guava Jelly” 1 & “Guava Jelly” 2 – Bob Marley
ATMOSPHERE = setting
TONE = writer
MOOD = writing
Make a POINT
Supply an EXAMPLE
Write and EXPLANATION
Often, artists trust their audience’s prior knowledge of the CONTEXT in which they are writing from, and they build on ideas that they think their audience already understands. We will work toward understanding context all year…
Examples: What does this make you think of? & This?
Some we all have in common is flying into Manila…
in Their Eyes Were Watching God
Narrative Structure = the structural framework that underlie the order and manner in which a narrative is presented to the reader (deals with what’s in the plot and how the events are arranged)
Linear = A narrative told in chronological order
Non Linear = A narrative in which events do not unfold in a chronological order. Types:
Framed Story =A narrative structure that provides a setting and exposition for the main narrative in a novel. Often, a narrator will describe where he found the manuscript of the novel or where he heard someone tell the story he is about to relate. The frame helps control the reader's perception of the work, and can give credibility to the main section of the novel.
Point of View = the perspective from which the story is told (1st, 2nd, 3rd omniscient or limited omniscient), consider how/if this changes in a narrative
Parts of a Narrative:
Flashbacks = referring to what has happened in the past, can be a simple memory or dream, or an entire section to goes back in time
Flash-forward = referring to when the chronological sequence of events is interrupted by the interjection of a future event
Foreshadowing =supplying hints as to what might come in the narrative, these can be obvious or more hidden
Motif =anything that is repeated in a narrative to create an effect of make a point (could be a symbol, color, idea, weather pattern, phrase, etc…)