Unformatted text preview: NAME: __________________________ DATE: ______________ PERIOD: ___ (IB11 LA) COMMENTARY/PASSAGE ANALYSIS PAPER 1. Pick a passage of roughly 30-60 lines 2. Review the rubric 3. Carefully read the passage multiple times: o Note first impressions of total effect o Note shifts of pattern, thought, voice, tone, flow o Reinforce or adjust first impression 4. Try to identify the nature of the whole: o How does the passage function on its own (internally)? o How does the passage fit into the context of the larger work (externally)? 5. Look at close reading questions: o WHO is speaking? o TO WHOM? o WHAT? WHY? (situation, purpose) o WHERE? WHEN? (setting) o HOW? (tone, style) o PATTERNS? (structure, form) o TENSION? (contrasts, conflicts, ironies) o SO WHAT? (dominant effect) 6. Compose the commentary: Look at the SO WHAT and, taking this dominant effect as your thesis, select relevant details of evidence to support your...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course WRT 111 taught by Professor Colombo during the Spring '10 term at Grand Valley State.
- Spring '10