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Letter to Sir John A. MacDonald Stereotypes, Irony, and Tone.

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1 Letter to Sir John A. MacDonald Stereotypes, Irony, and Tone

2 Stereotypes Define stereotypes

3 Stereotypes – Noun: A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing: "sexual and racial stereotypes". – Verb: View or represent as a stereotype: "the film is weakened by its stereotyped characters".

4 Irony Define irony

5 Irony Noun: The expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

6 Tone Tone (literature), a literary technique which encompasses the attitudes toward the subject and toward the audience implied in a literary work Tone (literature)

7 Voice Writer's voice is the literary term used to describe the individual writing style of an author.author Voice was generally considered to be a combination of a writer's use of syntax, diction, punctuation, character development, dialogue, etc., within a given body of text (or across several works).syntaxdictionpunctuationcharacter developmentdialogue Voice can be thought of in terms of the uniqueness of a vocal voice machine. As a trumpet has a different voice than a tuba or a violin has a different voice than a cello, so the words of one author have a different sound than the words of another. One author may have a voice that is light and fast paced while another may have a dark voice

8 Voice Voice can be thought of in terms of the uniqueness of a vocal voice machine. As a trumpet has a different voice than a tuba or a violin has a different voice than a cello, so the words of one author have a different sound than the words of another. One author may have a voice that is light and fast paced while another may have a dark voice

9 Satire Define Satire

10 Satire A literary technique of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. Humour is often used to aid this; A satirical work The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.

11 Puns Define Puns

12 Puns Make a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word – - a punning riddle

13 Letter to Sir John A. MacDonald Find two or three examples of irony in the poem Find two or three examples of puns in the poem Why would this poem be considered a satire? Discuss the author’s tone in the poem Discuss the author’s voice in the poem What stereotypes are implied or discussed in the poem?


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