A Significant Presentation on ‘Significance’. Significantly prepared by Mr. Huemiller. ‘Significance’ is a commonly-known and spoken word, but it can sometimes be hard to pin down a definition
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Significantly prepared by Mr. Huemiller
‘Significance’ is a commonly-known and spoken word, but it can sometimes be hard to pin down a definition
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When you are asked to state or explain the significance behind a passage/ quotation, you are basically being asked to specify the meaning or importance it has in the context of the text (novel, poem, film, article)
overall meaning?Significance in English Literature
Passages or quotations can be significant in the context of the story/poem/etc. in multiple different ways:
“But sir, my answer is 3 pages long – this quotation is significant in so many ways!”
One common issue with student responses about significance occurs when the response does not relate back to the actual passage or quotation at all.
This quotation is significant because it is one of the events that initiates a growing tension between Scout and her new Grade 1 teacher, Miss Caroline during Scout’s first day of school. Atticus has been doing what he can as a working father, when he is at home with Scout, to teach her to read, mostly from the newspaper. However, Miss Caroline is telling Scout to cease learning from her father because it conflicts with her teaching method. Scout actually takes offense to this remark as she enjoys reading and learning with her father, which should be an admirable quality in a six year old girl, not something to be shunned. In this way, a possible theme or message could be evident that there should not be a limit placed on the various ways that people acquire knowledge. Knowledge is important in various forms, beyond only what is taught in school.Example Response