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Epigraphs. ENG3C. What is an epigraph?. Epigraph: An epigraph is a phrase, quote or poem that is found at the beginning of a literary document. Discuss with the person next to you: why would an author include an epigraph at the beginning of their text?. Why use epigraphs?.

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what is an epigraph
What is an epigraph?
  • Epigraph: An epigraph is a phrase, quote or poem that is found at the beginning of a literary document.
  • Discuss with the person next to you: why would an author include an epigraph at the beginning of their text?
why use epigraphs
Why use epigraphs?
  • Epigraphs serve to highlight the theme or issue of the text. They can also show us what others think about the topic addressed in the text, or serve as a realia for the text.
turn to page 1
Turn to Page 1
  • Look at the epigraph included here.
  • Discuss: with the person next to you, discuss why Sue Monk Kidd chose this epigraph, and how it might be related to chapter 1.
activity
Activity
  • Form groups of 5- 6 people
  • Come and get a story book from Miss. Manji
  • Your group’s responsibility :
  • Read the fairy tale
  • create an epigraph which is appropriate for your fairy tale.
  • Include an explanation for your epigraph (why you would choose to use it if you were the author of this text)