1 Speaker Occasion Audience Purpose Subject Tone SOAPSToneSpeakerOccasionAudiencePurposeSubjectTone
2 SOAPSTone Speaker The voice that tells the story. Before authors begin to write, they must decide whose voice is going to be heard.It could be the author or it could be a character.
3 SOAPSToneOccasionThe time and the place of the piece; the event or situation that made the author want to write or triggered the writing.
4 SOAPSToneAudienceThe group of readers to whom this piece is directed.This does not always mean the people who are reading it right now.
5 SOAPSTone Purpose The reason the author wrote this. The central claim or main idea.NOT THE GENERAL TOPIC.What does the author want us to take away?
6 SOAPSTone Subject The central topic of the writing. What idea or ideas is this writing about?SOAPSTone
7 SOAPSTone Tone The attitude of the author towards to subject or topic. This is how we know whether or not the author is serious, trying to be funny, sarcastic, etc.Developed through word choice, sentence structure, and figurative language.
8 The speaker of the essay is…. SOAPSToneThe speaker of the essay is….
9 The occasion of the writing is… SOAPSToneThe occasion of the writing is…
10 The intended audience is…. SOAPSToneThe intended audience is….
11 The author’s purpose is…. SOAPSToneThe author’s purpose is….
12 The subject of the writing is…. SOAPSToneThe subject of the writing is….