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October 3 rd , 2011. Voice. Today, I will read and respond to “ On a Rainy River” by analyzing the components of the author’s voice and justify this analysis in a paragraph. Listen, Watch, and Respond. Listen and watch the clip from “The Voice.” Discuss the questions with your neighbor.

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Today, I will read and respond to “ On a Rainy River” by analyzing the components of the author’s voice and justify this analysis in a paragraph.

listen watch and respond
Listen, Watch, and Respond
  • Listen and watch the clip from “The Voice.” Discuss the questions with your neighbor.
  • How do the judges pick somebody for their team?
  • What are they looking for?
  • Why is the show called “The Voice”?

The Voice

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Listen, Watch, and Respond
  • Writing has voice, too.
  • Discuss with your neighbor what you think voice in writing is.
  • Write your predictions down 
voice
Voice
  • The writer’s style
  • It makes the writer’s work unique
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Voice
  • One of the most important elements of a piece of writing.
  • Determines the reader's experience witha work of literature
relate it back to music
Relate it back to music
  • "Only Girl" 1
  • "Only Girl" 2
  • Is it the singer’s style?
  • Is it unique to the singer?
  • Does it determine the experience of the listener?
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Relate it back to music
  • "Only Girl" 1
  • "Only Girl" 2
  • Experience of “Only Girl” 1
  • Experience of “Only Girl” 2
  • Do the singers have the same voice? Why or why not?

Be prepared to share 

voice components
Voice Components
  • Style
  • Consistency
  • Transportation
  • Authority
  • Authenticity
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Voice Components
  • Style
  • Consistency
  • Transportation
  • Authority
  • Authenticity
style
Style
  • The way an author dresses his/her writing
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Style
  • Carefully chosen vocabulary
  • A sense of a flow or rhythm to the sentences
  • Slang specific to the culture/geographical location on the author
voice components2
Voice Components
  • Style
  • Consistency
  • Transportation
  • Authority
  • Authenticity
consistency
Consistency
  • The author keeps a constant style.

I’m a constant birthday panda! I celebrate my birthday constantly! Every day is my birthday! Wootwoot!

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Consistency
  • A good voice is never lost when the plot shifts
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Voice Components
  • Style
  • Consistency
  • Transportation
  • Authority
  • Authenticity
transportation
Transportation
  • The reader is transported into the story.
  • Teleporting pandas! I will be transported into this awesome world.
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Transportation
  • It puts the readerin a certain frame of mind
  • Allows the reader to see the world from someone else’s perspective
  • Provides the character of the world, not just details
    • How the world “feels”
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Voice Components
  • Style
  • Consistency
  • Transportation
  • Authority
  • Authenticity
authority
Authority
  • The AUTHOR is the AUTHORity
  • Ha! Miss, you’re so funny!

Verbal Irony

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Authority
  • The writer is in complete control of the story
  • If the author is taking a stand on a situation, his/her opinion is made clear
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Voice Components
  • Style
  • Consistency
  • Transportation
  • Authority
  • Authenticity
authenticity
Authenticity
  • The author is believable and an expert
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Authenticity
  • The writer’s voice represents HIM/HER
  • It expresses his/her emotions through character traits
  • Leaves the reader feeling like it could only be that author’s work
directions
Directions
  • Read “The Connection Between Strangers” by Miles Goodwin
  • Analyze the writing for voice.
  • Cite examples to support your findings.
narrative voice
Narrative Voice
  • The mode from which the author chooses to tell the story
five types of narrative voice
Five Types of Narrative Voice
  • Stream-of-consciousness voice
  • Character Voice
  • Unreliable Voice
  • Epistolary Voice
  • Third-Person Voice
stream of consciousness
Stream-of-Consciousness
  • Gives the narrator’s perspective by attempting to replicate the thought process of the narrator.
character voice
Character Voice
  • A realistic, relatable character within the story
  • May or may not be involved in the events in the story
  • May not be the main character of the story
unreliable voice
Unreliable Voice
  • The narrator is untrustworthy
  • Used by the author to reveal that the narrator (often a character in the story) is:
    • Unstable
    • Biased
    • Immature
holden catcher in the rye
Holden, Catcher in the Rye
  • If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of crap, but I don't feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.
epistolary voice
Epistolary Voice
  • Uses a series of letters to convey the plot of the story
dear america the voyage on the great titanic
Dear America: The Voyage on the Great Titanic

Monday, 15 April 1912

My hands are shaking, I feel hot tears struggling against my eyes, and I have no idea where to begin. I120feel a driving need to tell everything properly, exactly as it happened, but my mind is cluttered with con- fusion, and exhaustion, and despair. And grief; I am overcome by grief.

The Boat Deck. I will go back to the Boat Deck, and follow the evening through from there. Or — no, the story begins earlier, so that is where I will start.