Remember that your goal is to better understand the role that voice plays in a creator’s work. Once again, here is a definition of voice:
“A voice in literature is the form or a format through which narrators tell their stories. It is prominent when a writer places himself / herself into words and provides a sense the character is real person conveying a specific message the writer intends to convey. In simple words, it is an author’s individual writing style or point of view. When a writer engages personally with a topic, in fact, he imparts his personality to that piece of literature. This individual personality is different from other individual personalities, other writers put into their own works. Thus, voice is a unique personality of a literary work. Depending upon the type of work, authors may use a single voice, or multiple voices.”
Yesterday, you generated four questions designed to help you understand the unique personality of a literary work. In the first half of today’s class, you will prepare for informal presentations in the second half by doing the following:
- Apply those four questions to the best of your ability. Remember that you ranked these questions yesterday; is there anything you want to change in the low-ranking questions before you re-apply them?
- make connections between the experiences of the author and the poem. You need to sound like an expert, so conduct some effective research!
- revise, edit, eliminate and/or replace your questions with whatever helps you better investigate the voice in your chosen text.
I will be back after lunch…see you then!