Close reading: literary devices
After reading Steinbecks The Pearl, you will analyze his use of language through literary and
rhetorical devices. Evaluate his use of literary devices to convey a message.
The American Scholar
Ralph Waldo Emerson
An Oration delivered before the Phi Beta Kappa Society, at Cambridge, August 31, 1837
Mr. President and Gentlemen,
I greet you on the re-commencement of our literary year. Our anniversary is one of hope, and,
Inherit the Wind
When you take notes on the characters, make sure that you do not just write down the
characters physical description, age, or who the character is. You should discuss what kind of
Adjectives of Order
In this space take notes on literary techniques the poet uses:
That summer, she had a student who was obsessed
with the order of adjectives. A soldier in the South
Vietnamese army, he h
Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057.
He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Style and structure: Directions:
A) Re-read the following sections and analyze the
writers use of each technique.
B) Evaluate how the authors choices affect the reader
Sentence types review
-Mark S for each subject, V for each verb, and bracket
-Circle the conjunctions if they are used to join clauses, not just
words or phrases.
-Identify the sentence type
A Raisin in the Sun ESSAY
The essay you will write should focus on language and word choice in the play. Do not summarize the story, but
instead do a close reading that analyzes diction and meaning. Your essay will be grade
from Essays: First Series (1841)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nature centres into balls,
And her proud ephemerals,
Fast to surface and outside,
Scan the profile of the sphere;
Knew they what that signified,
A new genesis were here.
The eye is the first cir