HONORS II ENGLISH APRIL 29 , 2012. Before we continue with our F451 discussion, g et out your SOAPSTone notes and the last SOAPSTone chart that you completed…. SOAPSTone. Let’s review the elements of SOAPSTone really quickly…
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Before we continue with our F451 discussion, get out your SOAPSTone notes and the last SOAPSTone chart that you completed…
Let’s review the elements of SOAPSTone really quickly…
Get out a pen/pencil and add the following verbal notes to your SOAPSTone notes…
SPEAKER: The voice that tells the story.
In non-fiction, consider important facts about speaker that will help you discover his/her point of view/position.
Note: Do not look for feelings/opinions/thoughts of the speaker; just FACTS.
OCCASION: The time and place in which the non-fiction text was written; the context that encouraged the writing to happen. Writing does not occur randomly and for no reason. There is the larger occasion: society of ideas that swirl around a broad issue. Then there is the immediate occasion: an event or situation that catches the writer’s attention and triggers their writing.
Note: for larger occasion, finish the sentence: “the culture is…”
Note: do not forget about immediate occasion!
AUDIENCE: The group of readers to whom this piece is directed. The audience may be one person, a small group, or a large group; it may be a certain person or a certain people.
Note: mention ALL specific groups. For example: in Atwood’s essay, it was Americans AND Canadians (e.g.: “Canadians don’t understand Americans and it’s not their job to explain them...”
PURPOSE: The reason behind the text. You should ask yourself, “What does the speaker want the audience to think or do as a result of reading this text?”
Note: It should be written out
as a theme statement: “Instead
of ____________, we should
SUBJECT: The general topic, content, and ideas contained in the text. You should be able to state the subject in one word or short phrase.
Note: It should be a noun. Also, you should be able to fill in the statement, “This text was about___________.”
TONE: The attitude of the author TOWARDS something specific. The author’s words can express his/her attitude. Tone can be determined by looking at the author’s diction (word choice), imagery (vivid descriptions that appeal to the senses), etc.
Note: Example– “He feels frustrated towards racism”
Tomorrow: You will be reading one last non-fiction essay and analyzing it using the SOAPSTone chart.
Since many people didn’t do as well as I’d hoped on the last SOAPSTone chart (and it may have been a result of my teaching), if you receive a better score on the next SOAPSTone chart, I will give you the better grade for the SOAPSTone chart that you just turned in.
Warm-up: Get out a piece of paper for warm-up. We will have a progressive warm-up as we discuss the novel. There will be five different questions for you to answer…
Let’s discuss symbols:
Let’s discuss character:
Let’s discuss irony:
Let’s discuss figurative language:
Let’s discuss theme: