SOAPSTone. S – Speaker O – Occasion A – Audience P – Purpose S – Subject Tone. S - Speaker. Questions to ask yourself: Who is the speaker/writer? What details does he reveal? Why is it important to know who the speaker is? His profession, views, etc. Occasion.
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S – Speaker
O – Occasion
A – Audience
P – Purpose
S – Subject
Questions to ask yourself:
What does the author hope to accomplish by his expression of his opinion? Is he trying to persuade the general public in one way or another?
How should the audience respond?
How does the authorWANT the audience to respond?
What message is the author trying to portray?
In other words, what is he trying to say?
What are his main ideas/arguments/points?
Duckart, Tracy. “Elements of Fiction: Point of View.” The Cache. Humboldt StateUniversity, 18 Aug. 2007. Web. 7 Oct. 2012.
Morse, Ogden. “SOAPSTone: a Strategy for Reading and Writing.” AP Central. College Board, 2012. Web. 7 Oct. 2012.