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