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Final Essay Review
Transcript of Final Essay Review
1. Read & unpack the prompt
2. Determine purpose for reading
3. Read the text
4. Annotate the text
5. Create your planning page
: 5 min
Reading the texts
: 30 min
Annotating the texts
: 10 min
: 15 min
: 45 min
: 15 min
Literary Analysis Practice!
Follow this link to practice identifying theme and literary devices in poetry!
The subject of a talk, a piece of writing, or a person's thoughts.
subject, topic, the message, or the concern.
Informational, Argumentative, & Literary
Common Literary Elements:
Unpacking The Prompt
Purpose For Reading
Purpose for reading is determined by the prompt -- what is the prompt asking you to do or think about?
Use the information from your T-Table to determine purpose for reading.
Finally, write your purpose for reading in a highly visible (planning page) place as a constant reminder.
Annotate The Texts
Mark your texts: highlight, underline, and circle key ideas
Find central idea, main idea, support
Notes in the margins are a good habit
Refers to "mental pictures" that readers experience through literature
Appeals directly to one of the five senses
Author achieves use of imagery with words
Simile is a figure of speech that makes a direct comparison using the words "like" or "as"
Shows similarities between two different things
Exaggerated statements or claims
Can be used to create a strong impressions or feelings
Not meant to be taken literally
Giving human characteristics to non-human objects or ideas
A figure of speech that says one thing is actually another thing
Allows author to use fewer words
Forces reader to think critically to find similarities
Metaphor Vs. Simile
What trends do you notice in