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Notes with in text citation

Notes with in-text citation

Marissa Canfield

Question 1 how do romantic tragedy and drama authors hook and hold readers
Question 1:how do romantic tragedy and drama authors hook and hold readers?

  • how do romantic tragedy and drama authors hook and hold readers?

  • Look at authors official page, where do they get their inspiration?

  • Do the authors have biographies, q&a?

  • “The first few words of an article or document should hold the reader and make them care enough about the topic to continue. If words can effectively engage the reader and maintain a valid point or argument with enough facts that they actually read the entire piece, a hook is created. This challenge faces anyone who writes for publication. It doesn't matter whether the publication is paper-based or computer-based; readers are looking for instant facts.” (HEDGES)

  • “A great hook can be the difference between a reader finishing your book and eagerly awaiting your next release and putting your book down, perhaps never to be picked up again. So how do you win them over? You need a great opening. You need to hook your readers, reel them in, and hold them so they can’t wait to turn the page to find out what happens next” (ROYCRAFT)

Question 2 how do writers persuade their readers
Question 2:How do writers persuade their readers?

  • “Based on the title, why do think the author wrote this selection?

  • Which words do you think best describe the main reason the author wrote this selection: to provide readers with information? To describe a person, event, or issue? To express their own thoughts and feelings? To persuade readers to think about an issue in a certain way and to take action? Or to entertain the reader?

  • Why did the author write the article from a particular point of view?

  • How did the author influence your response to the selection?

  • Was the author’s purpose specifically stated?

  • Do you think that the author achieved his/her intended purposes? Did the article effectively give information? Entertain readers? Express the author’s thoughts and feelings? Persuade readers to think about an issue and/or take action?

  • What examples from the text support your conclusions about author’s purpose? “


  • “Author's Purpose:

    • To inform

    • To persuade

    • To entertain

  • Point of View:

  • Position from which a writer addresses a topic to include beliefs, assumptions, and biases.

  • Tone:

  • The attitude toward a subject, a character, or the reader.  Choice of words and details convey the tone.”

  • (CARR)

Question 3 what is the relationship between fiction or nonfiction and truth
Question 3:What is the relationship between fiction or nonfiction AND truth?

  • What is the story based off of?

  • Is it right out of their head?

  • “Fiction is a reflection of the writer’s imagination. Meanwhile, non-fiction is a recollection of facts. Fiction tends to be more elaborate and descriptive; non-fiction tends to say only that is necessary to establish a fact or idea. A fiction writer can run his imagination free where as non-fiction writer cannot.

  • “fiction involves real things, real people, real events, real places and real writing. However, fiction is just imaginary things, imaginary people, imaginary events, imaginary places and imaginary writing. “(PRABHAT)

    “Fiction” refers to literature created from the imagination. Nonfiction” refers to literature based in fact. It is the broadest category of literature”


Question 4 what truths are communicated through romance fiction
Question 4:What Truths are Communicated Through Romance Fiction?

  • “Romance fiction proves many things about that intricate four letter word that men often find too hard to say. One thing is that love can bloom anytime, anywhere. There is never a time that can prevent love between two people, no matter how dire the circumstances. In fact, love often takes a more solid root in the most dire of circumstances. Another truth proved in romances is that people will often find love in the most unlikely of places.

  • This truth goes for real life romance too. It is often when people least expect it that an arrow of Cupid finds it’s mark. The greatest truth of all, that is conveyed better in romance fiction than in real life? Love conquers all. There is nothing that can defeat love, no evil can extinguish true love’s flame. This is something that adds an adequate amount of “hook” to a novel. A romance fiction writer can often ask themselves, how many things can I put this couple through? How much pain can they endure and still be madly in love at the end”


  • “For the Romantics the primary source and subject matter of a play are the attributes and actions of the poet's own mind, or if they are aspects of the external. world, then these can only be expressed as they are converted from fact to drama by the feelings and operations of the poet's mind”


Question 5 what attracts people to romance novels and romantic tragedies dramas
Question 5:What attracts people to romance novels and romantic tragedies/dramas?

  • What sorts of people read romance novels?

  • Chart?

  • “Women make up 90.5 percent of the romance readership, and men make up 9.5 percent.”

  • “74.8 million people read at least one romance novel in 2008.”


  • “Romance fiction, on the other hand, never disappoints us, never tells us that to live is also to suffer, never tests our values or our moral and spiritual stamina. What it does is this: it allows us to live vicariously the lives of people for whom everything works out happily, invariably. No wonder it attracts us.”


Question 6 what is the difference in tone between romantic comedies and romantic tragedies
Question 6:What is the difference in tone between romantic comedies and romantic tragedies?

  • Comedies:

  • “The classic definition of a comedy is that the story ends happily”

  • “But, of course, things work out in the end.”

  • “In the best romantic comedies, love and its effect on the central character drives the story.”


  • tragedies:

  • “In ROMANTIC  TRAGEDY, the downfall is almost always due to an excess of love or passion. Hence the "star-crossed lovers" theme that has continued in popularity down to the present day.”

  • (“TRAGEDY”)

  • “Tone: the writer's attitude toward the material and/or readers. Tone may be playful, formal, intimate, angry, serious, ironic, outraged, baffled, tender, serene, depressed, etc.”


Question 7 how is a tragedy defined
Question 7:How is a tragedy defined?

  • “1 : a serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (as destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that elicits pity or terror : the literary genre of tragic dramas

  • 2 :misfortune

  • 3: tragic quality or element”


  • “Tragedy is "an imitation of an action that is serious, complete and of a certain magnitude; in language embellished with each kind of artistic ornament... in the form of drama, not of narrative, through pity and fear effecting the proper purgation of these emotions (catharsis)." Tragedy must tell of a person who is "highly renowned and prosperous" and who falls as a result of some "error, or frailty," because of external or internal forces, or both.”


Question 8 can romantic tragedy drama relate to real life situations
Question 8:Can romantic tragedy/drama relate to real life situations?

  • “QUESTION: What is the biggest difference between writing a romance novel based on a real story and writing one that is completely fictional?

  • ANSWER: When you’re writing a romance based on a real story, you’ve got to deal with those pesky little things called facts. With Meet Me In Manhattan, I did resort to fictional techniques, inventing characters and scenes and rearranging incidents and conversations to make the story work. Real life doesn’t always follow a dramatic arc. It doesn’t always have turning points, sparkling dialogue, all those fictional devices novelists use to make their story hold the reader’s interest. Fortunately, Ted and Erika, the couple at the center of my book, are smart, interesting, appealing people, and the story of how they wound up together is wonderfully emotional and satisfying. I fictionalized some elements, but I tried whenever possible to stick to the facts of their story.

  • I guess the biggest difference is that when you’re writing fiction, you invent whatever you need to make the story succeed. When you’re writing fiction based on reality, you invent whatever you need to make the story succeed, but you try to do it as little as possible”

  • -Judith Arnold

  • (FARFAN)

  • “Ms. Arnold spins tales based in reality but with plenty of magic too. Her characters are rich and certainly enchanting. The dialogue was natural too, whether that of the grown ups or the children. I particularly enjoyed the portions of the story told from Billy's point of view. “

  • (HYAT)