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“Typhoid Fever” by Frank McCourt Literary Focus. “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #1 Voice: The writer’s or speaker’s distinctive use of language in a text.

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1 “Typhoid Fever” by Frank McCourt Literary Focus

2 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #1 Voice: The writer’s or speaker’s distinctive use of language in a text. It is created by a writer’s tone and diction.

3 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #1 Voice: The writer’s or speaker’s distinctive use of language in a text. It is created by a writer’s tone and diction. #6 Diction: Writer’s or speaker’s choice of words.

4 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #1 Voice: The writer’s or speaker’s distinctive use of language in a text. It is created by a writer’s tone and diction. #6 Diction: Writer’s or speaker’s choice of words. #8 Tone: The attitude a writer takes toward a subject, a character, or the reader.

5 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #1 Voice: The writer’s or speaker’s distinctive use of language in a text. It is created by a writer’s tone and diction. #6 Diction: Writer’s or speaker’s choice of words. #8 Tone: The attitude a writer takes toward a subject, a character, or the reader. #10 Comic relief: A humorous scene in a serious literary work that provides relief.

6 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #1 Voice: The writer’s or speaker’s distinctive use of language in a text. It is created by a writer’s tone and diction. #6 Diction: Writer’s or speaker’s choice of words. #8 Tone: The attitude a writer takes toward a subject, a character, or the reader. #10 Comic relief: A humorous scene in a serious literary work that provides relief. #12 Characterization: –Direct characterization: the writer tells us directly what the character is like. –Indirect characterization: the reader has to put clues together to figure out what a character is like.

7 Literary Focus #2 Voice: __________?___________

8 Literary Focus #2 Voice: intelligent, sensitive boy

9 Literary Focus #2 Voice: intelligent, sensitive boy #3 How does McCourt recreate diction and viewpoint of voice?

10 Literary Focus Voice: intelligent, sensitive boy #3 How does McCourt recreate diction and viewpoint of voice? He does not use proper grammar (no quotation marks for dialogue) and he uses simple phrases and words.

11 Literary Focus #2 Voice: intelligent, sensitive boy #3 How does McCourt recreate diction and viewpoint of voice? He does not use proper grammar (no quotation marks for dialogue) and he uses simple phrases and words. #4 The voice in this memoir is poetic, because ________?________

12 Literary Focus #2 Voice: intelligent, sensitive boy #3 How does McCourt recreate diction and viewpoint of voice? He does not use proper grammar (no quotation marks for dialogue) and he uses simple phrases and words. #4 The voice in this memoir is poetic, because he enjoys Shakespeare and “The Highwayman” poem. He loves literature.

13 Literary Focus #2 Voice: intelligent, sensitive boy #3 How does McCourt recreate diction and viewpoint of voice? He does not use proper grammar (no quotation marks for dialogue) and he uses simple phrases and words. #4 The voice in this memoir is poetic, because he enjoys Shakespeare and “The Highwayman” poem. He loves literature. #5 Author selects voice to show how his ___?____ shaped the _____?______.

14 Literary Focus #2 Voice: intelligent, sensitive boy #3 How does McCourt recreate diction and viewpoint of voice? He does not use proper grammar (no quotation marks for dialogue) and he uses simple phrases and words. #4 The voice in this memoir is poetic, because he enjoys Shakespeare and “The Highwayman” poem. He loves literature. #5 The author selected this voice to show how his past shaped the present.

15 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #7: What do Seamus’ words say about him?

16 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #7: What do Seamus’ words say about him? –They show his social class and education level.

17 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #7: What do Seamus’ words say about him? –They show his social class and education level #9: Narrator’s tone toward fever hospital?

18 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #7: What do Seamus’ words say about him? –They show his social class and education level #9: Narrator’s tone toward fever hospital? –Bittersweet (pleasant and painful). Examples: Frankie meets Patricia, but she dies; Frankie gets his first exposure to literature, which he loves, but being quarantined is unpleasant

19 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #7: What do Seamus’ words say about him? –They show his social class and education level #9: Narrator’s tone toward fever hospital? –Bittersweet (pleasant and painful). Examples: Frankie meets Patricia, but she dies; Frankie gets his first exposure to literature, which he loves, but being quarantined is unpleasant #11: Four sources of comic relief:

20 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #7: What do Seamus’ words say about him? –They show his social class and education level #9: Narrator’s tone toward fever hospital? –Bittersweet (pleasant and painful). Examples: Frankie meets Patricia, but she dies; Frankie gets his first exposure to literature, which he loves, but being quarantined is unpleasant #11: Four sources of comic relief: –Frankie worries about phantoms eating his chocolate –Seamus says Patricia and Frankie will have enough to fight about when they get married –Patricia mimics the nurse –Kerry nurse says Frankie will damage his “internal apparatus” if he laughs

21 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #7: What do Seamus’ words say about him? –They show his social class and education level #9: Narrator’s tone toward fever hospital? –Bittersweet (pleasant and painful). Examples: Frankie meets Patricia, but she dies; Frankie gets his first exposure to literature, which he loves, but being quarantined is unpleasant #11: Four sources of comic relief: –Frankie worries about phantoms eating his chocolate –Seamus says Patricia and Frankie will have enough to fight about when they get married –Patricia mimics the nurse –Kerry nurse says Frankie will damage his “internal apparatus” if he laughs #13: Characterization of Frankie’s parents?

22 “Typhoid Fever” Literary Focus #7: What do Seamus’ words say about him? –They show his social class and education level #9: Narrator’s tone toward fever hospital? –Bittersweet (pleasant and painful). Examples: Frankie meets Patricia, but she dies; Frankie gets his first exposure to literature, which he loves, but being quarantined is unpleasant #11: Four sources of comic relief: –Frankie worries about phantoms eating his chocolate –Seamus says Patricia and Frankie will have enough to fight about when they get married –Patricia mimics the nurse –Kerry nurse says Frankie will damage his “internal apparatus” if he laughs #13: Characterization of Frankie’s parents? indirect –Frankie’s parents emerge as weak and distant

23 Literary Focus How is the poem about the highwayman similar to the story of Patricia and Frankie? Include at least two references to specific details in the story.

24 Literary Focus How is the poem about the highwayman similar to the story of Patricia and Frankie? Include at least two references to specific details in the story. –Frankie wants to be with Patricia, but the nuns keep them apart like the redcoats keep the highwayman and landlord’s daughter apart.

25 Literary Focus How is poem about highwayman similar to story of Patricia and Frankie? Include at least two references to specific details in the story. –Frankie wants to be with Patricia, but the nuns keep them apart like the redcoats keep the highwayman and landlord’s daughter apart. –Like Bess, Patricia also dies.


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