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Literary Terms: Author’s style The particular way a writer uses the language (diction, syntax, figurative language, tone, all contribute to style). Goodwin.

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1 Literary Terms: Author’s style The particular way a writer uses the language (diction, syntax, figurative language, tone, all contribute to style). Goodwin uses the storytelling techniques of fiction to present factual information in this biography.

2  Discussion Ideas:  What allusion does John Wilkes Booth use to compare Lincoln on page 456?  Julius Caesar  Irony---What/who may have saved Secretary of State William Seward’s life?-pg. 459  The carriage accident  How is it that Booth had such an easy access to the theater?  He was known at the theater

3  Discussion Ideas  Why does the writer rely heavily on quoted material that indicates what people said on the night Lincoln died?  It makes the scene more immediate and real; the use of quotes adds to the account by making it more vivid.  Based on evidence, how would you characterize Lincoln and his effect on those around him?  The shock & grief shown is evidence that Lincoln was well regarded

4  Discussion Ideas  Goodwin’s style uses a fictional narrative to add what two things to this well-known American story?  Adds drama and suspense (fictional techniques)

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