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The Contrast After reading 2 pieces/works, write a well- developed paragraph of contrast. Consider each writers purpose, intended audience, tone, characterization, and motivation for writing. The Comparison After reading 2 pieces/works, write a well- developed paragraph of comparison. Consider each writers purpose, intended audience, tone, characterization, and motivation for writing. [Wisconsin State Standards to be assessed include the following: A 12. 1b, 4b,d B.12.1b,c,e,f,h; 2a,b,c; 3a,b,c,d,f]
–list points of comparison –classify points of comparison (purpose, audience, tone) –choose best points –illustrate comparisons within the paragraph by quoting the author or paraphrasing the work –then, explain what makes them alike in your own words. Comparison pre-writing
The formula Comparison Topic sentence Point to be explained Example 1/1 st author(in-text citation) Example 1/2 nd author (in-text citation) Explanation - paraphrase in your own words, including details. Summary conclusion
The formula Shakespeares Romeo and Meyers Edward are alike in who each picks for his soul mate. Both men meet and almost immediately fall in love with a woman who is forbidden. Shakespeare writes, Upon looking into Juliets eyes, I knew we would never be parted even though she is a Capulet (Shakespeare 16). Meyers describes Edwards feelings for Bella when he recounts that he has been waiting 100 years for her (Meyers 422). Both authors choose women for their male characters who might seem out of reach for these men. The love is not unrequited but rather forbidden. Since Juliet belongs to a family in contention with Romeos, she is not accessible to him. Edward Cullen, too, meets a human with whom he has a connection. Because he realizes that his truth could get her killed or make her face an immortal life, he tries to ignore his feelings for her. But both men decide the risk is worth it and succumb to their feelings for their betrothed. Possibly, these two authors want to illustrate that love is not always easy or kind. That one has to work at love and make difficult choices, but in the end, it is worth it.
Pre-writing Contrast –list contrasts –classify contrasts –choose best 2 contrasts –illustrate differences –then, explain what makes them different
The formula Contrast-Divided 2 different authors Topic sentence Example 1/1 st author Explanation/1 st author Transition Example 1/2 nd author Explanation/2 nd author Summary/conclusion
Alternating Comparison of stories The ending of Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet and Meyers The Twilight Saga vary greatly. Even though both of the male love interests try to commit suicide in order to free their female counterparts of their burdens, only one succeeds. Romeo, thinking Juliet has been killed for loving him, decides he must take his own life, so he can be with her in heaven and finally succumbs to his rivals (Shakespeare 14). Shakespeare stays true to his word as he introduces star crossed lovers. Romeo and Juliet are never meant to be together. Neither their families or position in society would have allowed it, therefore, at least one must die, resulting in tragedy. On the other hand, Edward Cullen realizes Bella is just as unhappy without him, and when she thwarts his attempted suicide, Edward decides to live his life with her (Meyers 342-5). Meyers might prefer the happy ending; one todays generation can relate to. With less prejudice in the world than 450 years ago, it might be conceivable that two people from different backgrounds might be able to be together. The prejudices and social norms of long ago may be outdated and have made new endings possible in stories written in the twenty-first century.