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Copy of Unit 2 Lesson 11-Conversational Voice and Dialect
Transcript of Copy of Unit 2 Lesson 11-Conversational Voice and Dialect
What Readers Can Learn From
Conversational Voice and Dialect
What can you tell about the character by the way he or she speaks?
What kind of person is talking? How do you know?
What kind of clues does the dialogue give you about where the story might take place or where the character is from?
Is the character educated or uneducated?
How old is the character?
What is the tone of the quote?
Did the author show or tell you?
What kind of predictions about what the characters will do and how they will act and react can you make?
"Do or do not...there is no try."
"Just then I smiled real big. 'cause a great idea popped in my head, that's why! It came right out of thin air!"
"Nobody has much luck with Maw," he remarked stepping back.
"Thanks," I said, "for--"
"Git him to drink and keep quiet," Glenn Tarbox said. "He'll swell up like a poisoned pup, but he'll be up and makin' his rounds tomorrow. He's mostly jist skeered now."
"Blimey, I'm tired," yawned Fred, setting down his knife and fork. "I think I'll go to bed and..."
"You will not," snapped Mrs. Weasley. "It's your own fault you've been out all night. You're going to de-gnome the garden; they are getting completely out of hand again--"
"And you two can," she said, glaring at Ron and George. "You can go up to bed, dear," she added. "You didn't ask them to fly that wretched car--"
Learning about Characters through their Words
"Size matters not...Look at me. Judge me by size, do you?
Yoda, Star Wars
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"Oh, I know who you are! The statue glared at her with her blank white eyes. "A child of Athena, Minerva's Greek form. Scandalous! You Greeks have no sense of decency. We Romans know the proper place for that goddess."
"Annabeth clenched her jaw. This goddess wasn't making it easy to be diplomatic. "What exactly do you mean, that goddess? And what's so scandalous about--?"
"Right!" Jason interrupted. "Anyway, Terminus, we're here on a misson of peace. We'd love to have permission to land so that we can--"
"Impossible!" the god squeaked. "Lay down your weapons and surrender!"
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