Naylsis Wordsworth A Slumer Did Steal My Sleep

First Meticulously work through the passage, searching for those literary devices that weave been working on together as a class. Not all literary devices will exist in your passage: the goal is to discover what devices the author draws upon.
Examples Indclude:

o What is the tone of the passage? How do you know?
o If verse, is there a clear speaker? Who is it? How do you know?
o If verse, is there a clear metrical pattern? Rhyme scheme? What meaning does it convey?
o Note all important connotations of words and phrases.
o If fiction, what is the narrative form? Are there shifts in point of view?
o Which characters are noted, speaking, spoken to, alluded to? Where are relationships between characters/figures suggested?
o Where is setting noted?
o What images are used?
o Find symbolic acts, characters, objects: what larger meaning do they point to?
o Where does the passage make allusion to themes that occupy the work as a whole?

3. Identify each literary term and explain the underlying meaning of each numbered word, phrase, or section in 1-3 brief sentences. You should identify and explain at least 10 items. If your passage doesnat yield 10 items, you should choose another passage.

Part II
Analytical Essay

1. Part I has generated your brainstorming work for your essay. You will now use Part I to consider the second level of your investigation. How does your work in Part I help you to a?make meaninga? of the text? What larger symbolic meaning, theme, or contextual social issue is it related to in the poem or novel as a whole? If Part I is the a?What,a? Part II is the a?So What?a?

2. Given what youave discovered, write an essay in which you explain the larger meaning of the text, using the evidence from your Part I.

a? Decide which details in Part I are relative to your argument, and which youall have to let go for your particular focus.

a? You do not need to incorporate all ten items into your essay. Part of your task will be to decide how you can focus your short essay on the literary devices best supporting your thesis.

a? On the other hand, do not be afraid to use work from Part I directly in Part IIa students often think that theyare not a?alloweda? to repeat what they find in Part I in the essay itself, when that is in fact the whole point of the essay.

a? Use your introduction to briefly explain how the passage youave chosen illustrates the work as a whole. This is your thesis statement.

a? Then, in the body of the essay, focus on your analysis of the passage.


3. FINALLY, both Part I and Part I must be turned in to me, word processed, and stapled together.