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Pre-AP Strategies in English The Five S Strategy for Passage Analysis Basic Terms for Passage Analysis Crux-the essential part; most important part; puzzling,

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1 Pre-AP Strategies in English The Five S Strategy for Passage Analysis Basic Terms for Passage Analysis Crux-the essential part; most important part; puzzling, perplexing question Dialogue-conversation, airing of views; discussion Diction-use of words; emphasizes the care and skill with which they are chosen. Figures of speech Imagery-comparisons, descriptions, figures of speech that form mind pictures. Irony-event which is the opposite of what would naturally be expected. Meter Mood-state of mind,prevailing atmosphere, emotion, climate Motif-principal idea/feature; motive, theme; subject in lit. Organization Plot Punctuation Sentences Sentence variety-variety of simple, compound and complex sentence patterns Setting Sound devices Style Syntax techniques Symbolism-use of something that represents an idea, quality, condition, or other abstraction Theme-topic, subject: Patriotism was the theme of the speech. Tone-manner of speaking or writing; spirit, character, style (refer to list of tone words)

2 Richard Cory Whenever Richard Cory went down town We people on the pavement looked at him; He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim. And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked; But still he fluttered pulses when he said, “Good-morning,” and he glittered when he walked. And he was rich—yes, richer than a king, And admirably schooled in every grace; In fine, we thought that he was everything To make us wish that we were in his place. So, on we worked, and waited for the light, And went without the meat, and cursed the bread; And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet through his head.

3 3:00-Advanced English 1.Copy the boldfaced definitions, (adding to what you have so we have common working definitions) onto the Basic Terms- Five S Passage Analysis. (Slide 1) 2.On the back of this worksheet, copy directions for tonight’s homework. (Slide 2) 3.Next, pick up the class copy 5 question worksheet and your summer reading notebook (Slide 3). Complete the 5 questions for your novel.

4 Homework-August 20 Define: Meter-example that shows use of meter. Plot-example that shows the exposition (attention-getter) and a paraphrase of climbing action from your story. Punctuation-examples of when the author used dashes, italics or capital letters and elipses(…); give what you believe to be the author’s reason for using; Setting-quote from the story that is an exceptional example of setting. Style- example of author’s style that you noticed; (use of slang, use of dialogue, point of view was through the eyes of one character etc.)

5 Title:_______________________________Author____________ 1.What is the crux of your story? 2.Write 5 examples of diction which show careful word choice by the author. (ex. Slang, descriptive, monosyllabic) 3.Choose 3 examples of imagery emphasized by the author that awaken the senses or create a word picture. 4.Write down one example of irony, an event which is the opposite of what the reader would naturally expect to happen. 5.What is the theme of the story?


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