Remember it is not the words themselves but the combination of the words that

Remember it is not the words themselves but the

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Remember, it is not the words themselves, but the combination of the words that creates a specific ‘tone.” Page / Paragraph # Tone Diction Used 442 / ¶ 1 resentment “prosperity” “just around the corner” “white folks’ words” “shining success” “American Dream” “miracle” “white man’s vineyard” “waited” 442 / ¶ 1 desperation “all that I seem to remember is the dust” “there must have been green” “dry September” 442 / ¶ 2 acceptance “waiting for you, who will not come” “more woman than child” 449 ¶ 2 indifference “How could it be that my father was crying?” “I did not know men ever cried.” THEME Please view the presentation over Theme and Thematic Statements in order to complete the chart. The “theme” of a story is the author’s central message or idea about life. Occasionally, the author clearly states the theme which makes it “explicit.” Most of the time, the theme is “implied” through the author’s use of diction, syntax, and imagery. What are some of the major “themes” developed in this story? coming of age empathy reflection Now that you have thought of various thematic topics, pick ONE and write one thematic statement over the themes Collier developed in “Marigolds.” Example: Coming of age often involves a painful experience involving the loss of childhood innocence in order to find one’s true self. Compassion cannot coexist with innocence.
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  • Fall '18
  • Jennifer Dodd
  • Style, The Reader, abstract art

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