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Summer Reading Review. Lesson 1: SOAPSTone. SOAPSTone. Look at Chapter 1 examples, and briefly discuss how SOAPSTone applies to these different ways of talking about Princess Di. Subject. What is the subject of Emma ? Of The Great Divorce ? Of The Shallows?

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Summer reading review

Summer Reading Review

Lesson 1: SOAPSTone


Soapstone
SOAPSTone

Look at Chapter 1 examples, and briefly discuss how SOAPSTone applies to these different ways of talking about Princess Di.


Subject
Subject

What is the subject of Emma?

Of The Great Divorce?

Of The Shallows?

Theme: “message that an imaginitive work is designed to convey and make persuasive to a reader”

Thesis Statement: “The main point or purpose of a persuasive text; what the writer is trying to persuade readers to see,believe or do.”


Occasion
Occasion

Occasion may be thought of as the particular social or cultural contextwhich leads a writer to choose his or her particular theme or thesis.

What is the occasion of Emma?

Of The Great Divorce?

Of The Shallows?


Audience
Audience

Who are the primary intended readers of this text?

Who are the secondary readers?

(It might help to think of who is NOT the intended audience for this text…)

How does audience shape / effect a writer’s choices?


Purpose
Purpose

To entertain?

To inform?

To persuade?

Are these mutually exclusive?

How do they relate to and support one another in the texts you have read?

How can you be more entertaining, informative, and persuasive in YOUR writing?


Style
Style

High (very formal)

Medium

Low (very casual)

How would you characterize the level of formality of each author you have read this summer?

Explain how at least one writer’s style is a product of the previous factors (subject, occasion, audience, purpose).


Tone

In your own life, what tones work best for you?

Serious? Funny? Angry? Reflective? Reverent?

Ironic?

Which does a writer choose, and why?



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