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Embedding Quotes (Book Thief Example)
Transcript of Embedding Quotes (Book Thief Example)
Making everything flow flawlessly ,
The six questions
in the broader story?
"It felt like magic, like beauty, as bright lines of light shone down from a chandelier." (135).
and getting the most out of your evidence.
The job of evidence is to
prove your point, but it can't
do that without a clear context.
A quote on its own is often more
confusing than helpful.
Is it a character?
Where is this
When in the story is
What happens before?
How is it being said?
What's the tone?
Why is it being
discussed or brought up?
Describing Liesel as she explores
Excitedly, with wonder
Ilsa saw Liesel steal a book at the bonfire.
Liesel’s first time in Ilsa’s library
Make sure these three are important to the quote and what you're trying to prove.
In this case I'm choosing:
Why, When, and What
The finished quote:
After the mayor's wife sees Liesel steal a book from the town bonfire, she invites Liesel into her library for the first time, and Liesel runs around feeling the books "like magic, like beauty" under her hands.
Liesel's loving attitude towards books is revealed in the mayor's wife's library. (TS) After the mayor's wife, Ilsa, sees Liesel steal a book from the town bonfire, she invites Liesel into her library for the first time, and Liesel runs around feeling the books "like magic, like beauty" under her hands. (E) Simply feeling the soft leather spines of the books under her hand is enough to satisfy her. (CM) The power of the words contained within the books passes through the spines and into Liesel, the same way the love of a good friend can be felt through a simple handshake. (CM) This strong love of words and books defines Liesel's life as The Book Thief. (Cs)