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1 WARM UP: Small Group Discussion Share Out

2 It’s time to rant! What is a rant? It is the act of spewing out information in an angry stream of words that deliver a message. Now that everyone knows that we’ll move on to the steps. Let’s examine how language and structure are used to convey tone. You will demonstrate your understanding by composing your own tone rich rant.

3 But first, a few guidelines….

4 1. Facts. You need to make sure that you know a few things about it. You don’t want to end up looking like a fool when you don’t give facts, examples, or relevant information about it. It’s all about thinking before you write anything down. 2. Don’t rush! Rushing makes you babbled on like a lunatic. If you rush, people will not take you seriously. And it will also result in your ranting to be terrible, in which will make you sound stupid. You need to open your rant clearly. Introduce your audience to what you are mad about. Then you begin to list the faults, the bad traits or whatever about it that you want to talked about. It is from there that you can give out your thoughts about it and develop a reasonable argument about it. 3. Never yell. Yelling constantly in your ranting is immature and makes you look like an idiot. Don’t type in ALL CAPS because it’s just plain annoying. 4. Humor. It never hurts to have it in your ranting. It shows that you’re still human and not overcome with blind rage to feel any other emotion. 5. Swear sparingly. Why? That’s easy to answer because it’s also immature. By cursing in your rant, it makes others think that you aren’t intelligent enough to make your point across without doing so. But if you must, keep it minimum so that your rant isn’t taken over by them. 6. Make your point. Your rant must contain a conclusion because it is what ties everything together. It allows people to see that you’re focus enough to write a decent, thought out rant. Hopefully if you illustrate your point well enough you will also sway people into thinking the way you do.

5 Example #1 Early in 2007, disturbed by reports of John Edwards' $400 Beverly Hills haircut, Miami Herald columnist Leonard Pitts expressed his exasperation at the "fake authenticity" practiced by today's politicians: “I do know a con when I see one. And in politics, I see them all the time. We are courted by blow-dried, focus-grouped, stage-managed, photo-opped, sloganeering, false-smiling, hand-clasping, back- slapping would-be leaders who say they feel our pain and understand our concerns and maybe sometimes they do, but all too often, it seems they feel little and understand less. Superficiality gleams in their perfect teeth and scripted lines. They work hard to make style look just like substance.” What words or phrases illustrate the tone in this rant?

6 Example #2 Write down words or phrases that illustrate the tone of Jon Stewart’s rant. june-1-2011/me-lover-s-pizza-with-crazy- broad?xrs=share_copy june-1-2011/me-lover-s-pizza-with-crazy- broad?xrs=share_copy

7 Reread Holden’s rant from Chapter 17 in which he argues that going away after college would be “different.” Analyze how the author’s word choice, details, and sentence structure exhibit tone.

8 Brainstorm of rant topics

9 Let’s write some rants! These complaints should be worthy enough to write about. Between 300 & 400 words (include the count at the end of your rant) A clear and focused opinion Necessary background information, depending on your form, so your audience knows what you’re writing about Interesting and convincing ideas that either entertain or persuade or do both

10 What you will do: compare first and third person narrative voices consider how the author’s use of tone affects the story craft a well structured paragraph on how Holden’s narrative voice affects the tone of the story.

11 Slight Rebellion Off Madison in 1945, Salinger had a short story published in The New Yorker involving Holden Caulfield. This story, titled “Slight Rebellion Off Madison,” would eventually be developed into The Catcher in the Rye published in 1951. Read the short story, paying particular attention to the mood of the piece. Highlight aspects of the story that stand out as being notably different from The Catcher in the Rye. Once finished, read pages 150 (beginning with “But when I got inside this phone booth”) through 153 (ending with “But I didn’t feel like getting on a damn bus”).

12 Comparing Tone In groups of 3 or 4 Create a Venn diagram comparing and contrasting the two stories. Focus on similarities in plot, character and setting, and differences in mood or tone.

13 Tone Analysis Paragraph Now write a well-crafted (8-10 sentence minimum) paragraph on how Salinger’s decision to use Holden as a narrator changes the tone of this portion of the story. Before doing so, quickly review the parts of a paragraph on pages 562-563 of Write Source.

14 Introduction to TISAS T Topic sentence with transition I Information/Context S Support/Evidence A Analysis or explanation of support S Summary sentence

15 The Topic Sentence Explains to the reader what your paragraph is about. The topic sentence should explain two things: 1. Name the specific topic of the paragraph 2. Identify a particular feeling or feature about the topic. *** Note that the topic sentence is usually the first sentence in the paragraph but it can be located near the end.

16 The Body This should all support the idea expressed in the topic sentence. Each sentence should add new details about the topic. Use specific details. Organize your sentences in the best possible order.

17 The closing sentence Comes after all the body details have been presented. It should remind the reader of the topic, summarize the paragraph, or link the paragraph to the next paragraph.

18 Homework Read Chapter 20

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