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Dialect in Literature
Transcript of Dialect in Literature
*How do I compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems?
What is Dialect?
*Can we figure out what the character is saying?
Learning About Dialect in Literature
When you read a story where characters speak in a different way (than you do), you are noticing dialect.
Individuals may speak differently according to the region they are from or their cultural or social backgrounds.
The author uses dialect to tell you about the character and their background (through spelling and pronunciation).
Get them dogies along there, Bubba.
Much obliged, ma'am.
*What do we know about these characters?
Dis be a western starm. I b' guessin'. Dey outrageous strong when dey come.
D'islan' is 'bout one mile long, an' a half wide, shaped like d'melon.
"We've fallen on our feet and no mistake," said Peter.
"I think he's an old dear," said Susan.
"Oh, come off it," said