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1 Literature Analysis Methods
SIFT SCASI PETER 4 Roles of Discussion Characterization and STEAL

2 SCASI Setting Character Action Style Ideas
SIFT Symbol Images Figures of Speech Tone AND Theme SCASI Setting Character Action Style Ideas PETER Point Evidence Technique Effect Response 4 ROLES Connector Questioner Cool Thing Illustrator STEAL Speech Thought Effect Action Looks

3 SIFT S – symbol – examine the title and text for symbolism (a symbol is any object, person, place, or action that has both a meaning in itself and that stands for something larger than itself, such as a quality, attitude, belief, or value – example: a dove in a story isn’t just a bird, it often symbolizes peace) I – images – identify images and sensory details (how does something look, feel, taste, smell, sound? Why is this important?)

4 SIFT F – figures of speech – analyze figurative language and other devices (examples: simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, apostrophe, oxymoron, paradox, pun, etc.) T – tone AND theme – discuss how all devices reveal tone and theme (tone – writer’s/speaker’s attitude toward a subject, character, or audience; conveyed through author’s diction and details – theme – central message of a literary work; usually expressed as a statement. Ex: Power is hard to control.)

5 SCASI Setting When and where the story takes place Character
Who are they, features and traits that form the individual, round, flat, stereotype, etc., how are they related Action What happens, storyline Style Narrative, Expository, Persuasive Ideas Themes, Motifs

6 PETER Point Author’s Claim- What is he saying? Evidence
from the text to support the claim Technique what literary devices does the author use? Effect on the characters and the reader Response Critical response AND how did YOU react to the piece?

7 4 Roles of Discussion Connector
Connect the piece to other literature, characters, or events Questioner Dialogue with the text. Why? Why? Why? Cool Thing What is fun or unusual? Illustrator Create visuals- a moment, thought, theme, character, imagery, setting, symbol, etc.

8 Characterization STEAL method

9 Speech What does the character say? How does the character speak? Thoughts What is revealed through the character’s private thoughts and feelings? Effect (on others toward the character) What is revealed through the character’s effect on other people? How do other characters feel or behave in reaction to the character? Actions What does the character do? How does the character behave? Looks What does the character look like? How does the character dress?

10 The End

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