Angle of Vision/Purpose/Audience/Genre. January 16 th , 2011. Topic Invention Recap. Guide to Writing page. 122. Topic Invention Recap. Angle of Vision. Topic Invention=Raw Materials of your Narrative. Angle of Vision=How these Raw Materials are Presented. Factors of Angle of Vision.
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Angle of Vision/Purpose/Audience/Genre January 16th, 2011
Topic Invention Recap Guide to Writing page. 122
Angle of Vision Topic Invention=Raw Materials of your Narrative Angle of Vision=How these Raw Materials are Presented
Factors of Angle of Vision • Details-Either selected or omitted • Word Connotation- positive, negative, or mixed • Sentence structure and Organization- Emphasisize or Demphasize a Point • Tone and Style
The Lens • Important and Substantial • If Not important, don’t focus on it • Appropriate to the Story • Based on Purpose, Audience, and Genre
Purpose • Accomplish? • Know? Believe? Do? • For The Literacy Narrative? • Rhetorical Aim • Express, Explore, Inform, Analyze, Synthesize, Persuade, and to Reflect. • Motivating Factors or Occasions • Internal • External • Find the Balance
Audience • Values and Assumptions • Previous Knowledge of the Subject? • How much do they Care?
Genre • Page 24 in Guide to Writing • 46 types of Genre • Very Diverse • Literacy Narrative as a Genre • Open Form Personal Writing • Also Reflects back to the Audience
Exploratory Literacy Narrative • Minimum 700 Words • Start the Process of telling a Story • Wet Clay on the Wheel • Turnitin.com!
The Scale of Abstraction January 18th, 2011
The Scale of Abstraction Clothing Living Creature
Scale of Abstraction FIU Sweatshirt Dave the Guinea Pig
Concrete • Evoke Images and Sensations of a Scene. “In the early wet season the Kakadu landscape is especially stunning as the water plants weave their colorful patterns of dreamlike beauty over the clouds reflected in the waters surface.” “In the early wet weason Kakadu’s paper-bark wetlands are especially stunning, as the water lillies weave white, pink, and blue patterns of dreamlike beauty over the shining thunderclouds reflected in their still waters.”
Revelatory • Reveals Specific details revealing social status, lifestyle, beliefs, and values of people.
Tom Wolfe: Revelatory • Gestures, habits, manners, customs, styles of furniture, clothing, decoration, styles of Traveling, eating, keeping house, modes of behaving towards children, servants, superiors, inferiors, peers, plus the various looks, glances, poses, styles of walking, and other symbolic details.
Memory Soaked Words • trigger ideas, emotions, and sensations in readers who share memories from a particular era. • 1960’s-Hippies, the Beatles, Peace, Love, and Harmony • 2000’s- The IPOD, Twitter, Facebook
Higher on Ladder=Less Abstract • Banana • Fruit • Food • Nourishment • Life
Another Example of the Banana Ladder • Thanks to my experiences on Earth, I was able to use literacy to become much more intelligent and mature. • Earth is Too Abstract • North America? • The United States? • Miami, Florida? • English Course at Palmer Trinity High School!
In Class Activity • Break up into Groups of 3-5 (depending on the class size). Each group will assigned a general word (Similar to Life and Earth), and will be asked to move that word up the banana ladder in order to make it a word low on the scale of abstraction that appeal to Pathos (Similar to Banana and English Class). • Once each group has shifted their high abstract word to a low abstract word, write this word in a sentence. • Now that you have a sentence that utilizes your word low on the scale of abstraction, replace the word with your original general word. Write a short (2-3 sentence) reflection on how this general word causes the sentence to lose its appeal to the audience (pathos)
Space • Environment • Education • Activity • Movement • Liquid • Solid • Entertainment • Feeling
Examples of Generic Words • Space • Environment • Education • Activity • Movement • Liquid • Solid • Entertainment • Feeling
Luc Sante “Living in Tongues” • Print out Article For Fridays Class • Before Class Highlight the Draft showing… • Concrete Language, that is low on the Scale of Abstraction • Examples of Figurative Language • Words that you don’t know the meaning of
Exploratory Draft • Due Friday, Minimum 700 Words • Bring Two Hard Copies • If you Fail to bring this to class you will miss out on Classroom Activities
Concrete and Figurative Language January 20th, 2011
Exploratory Draft of Lit. Narrative • Technical Issues are not a excuse for late assignments!
Now on to Concrete Language • General Vs. Specific Language • General gives the whole Picture • Specific Fills in the Cracks of the Picture • Specific=Concrete
General Less General Specific
Concrete Exercise: Make each general sentence more Specific. • The entryway of the building was dirty. • The sounds at dawn are memorable. • Our Holiday dinner tasted good. • The Attendant came toward the car. • I woke up.
Figurative Language • Paint picture in the audiences mind. • Not Decorative • Unknown Topic
Types of Figurative Language • Simile • Uses Like or As to show similarity • Metaphor • Implicit Comparisons, omitting the use of words like “Like” or “As” • Analogy • Compare similar features of two dissimilar things • Explaining something unfamiliar
What Type of Figurative Language? • One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Street was to Harlem what the Mississippi was to the South, a long traveling river always going somewhere, carrying something. • You can tell the graphic-novels section in a bookstore from afar, by the young bodies sprawled around it like casualties of a localized disaster. • The Internet is the new town square
Activity for the Class • Think of a Person place or thing • Simile • Metaphor • Analogy
Exploratory Draft • Utilizing Skills used in Luc Sante for Literacy Narrative • Break up into Group of three • Exchange Literacy Narratives and Look for • One example of Concrete Language • One example of Figurative Language • One place where Concrete/Figurative Language should be utilized • Turn this in via Moodle, Concrete/Figurative Forum