GENRE STUDY!!! LEARNING THE CHARACTERISTICS OF VARIOUS TYPES OF LITERATURE.
PERSONAL NARRATIVE Written in first person (I, am, we, my, us, me, mine, our) Dialogue Story Telling Setting (includes people, place and time) Sequence (Chronological order-Time) Factual
POETRY Uses Figurative Language ex. Simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification Rhyme scheme (possibly) Stanzas, line breaks Imagery
EXPOSITORY NONFICTION (RESEARCH) Form a Research question (something you want to learn more about or seek an answer to) Identify appropriate sources: encyclopedias, nonfiction texts (biographies, autobiographies other informative materials), websites ending in.org.edu.gov Gather information from sources Sort/ sift through the information Process information to determine meaning Create a final product that presents your findings including a work cited page
FICTION Stories from an author’s imagination usually with an emphasis on character development. Realistic fiction- is a story based on the author’s imagination that could probably happen in real life. Historical fiction are fictions based in historical events or with historical characters. Science fiction- fictional stories with scientific information within. Fantasy-fiction that is usually characterized by use of magical places, characters or items.
LITERARY ANALYSIS With literary analysis, the focus is not on offering your opinion about the work; rather, the focus is to interpret and analyze the text. Direct quotes Indirect quotes Paraphrasing Character analysis Theme analysis Author analysis Piece interpretation
ANTHOLOGY Collection of works that are related Collections written by the same author Collection organized by theme Collection organized by genre Collection organized by time period
EXPOSITORY NONFICTION (PERSUASIVE) To present an argument or point of view, to influence begins with a position statement supported by evidence and examples attempts to persuade by using logic and appealing to the reader’s emotions or sense of moral justice may include research data may compare or contrast
RHETORICAL ANALYSIS Analyzing how something is being said (rhetorical analysis). Looking not solely for what the piece is about; we are discovering how it is about what it is about. Nine possible rhetorical forms in the text: example, definition, comparison-contrast, classification, process analysis, description, narrative, cause-and-effect, assertion/justification. These are broad forms that the speaker or writer can take to shape the message. Writers decide to hang their message upon one or more of these forms. The first step toward rhetorical analysis is to identify the forms that the writer has chosen.