ENG 3U: Voice Revisited

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.”

From LiteraryDevices.Net

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:

  1. 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?
  2. make connections between the experiences of the author and the poem.  You need to sound like an expert, so conduct some effective research!
  3. 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!



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