American Skin -learning goals

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1. Poetry

1.1. What?

1.1.1. How does the poem affect the reader?

1.1.2. What does the poem communicate, present, discuss?

1.2. How?

1.2.1. Figurative language

1.2.1.1. See: tropes below

1.2.2. Semantic pattern

1.2.3. Voice

1.2.4. Rhythm

1.2.5. Words, concepts or names with value

1.2.6. Graphic presentation

1.2.7. Narrative elements

1.2.7.1. Characters

1.2.7.2. Story

1.3. Why in that way?

1.3.1. What is the effect of the stylistic choices?

1.3.2. How do the stylistic choices help to achieve the goals of the "what" of the poem?

2. Speeches

2.1. What?

2.1.1. Communication and context

2.1.1.1. What is the speech designed to achieve?

2.1.1.2. Which contraints is the speaker working under?

2.1.1.3. Who is the primary, secondary (etc) audience?

2.2. How?

2.2.1. Schemes

2.2.1.1. Anaphora

2.2.1.1.1. Sentences with same openeing

2.2.1.2. Epiphora

2.2.1.2.1. Sentences with same ending

2.2.1.3. Anadiplosis

2.2.1.3.1. Sentences that begin with the word the previous sentence ended with

2.2.1.4. Epanalepsis

2.2.1.4.1. Sentences that begin and end with the same word

2.2.1.5. Alliteration

2.2.1.5.1. Words that begin with the same letter

2.2.1.6. Assonance

2.2.1.6.1. Words with the same vowel sound

2.2.1.7. Asyndeton

2.2.1.7.1. Fewer conjunctions than one would expect

2.2.1.8. Polysyndeton

2.2.1.8.1. More conjunctions than one would expect

2.2.1.9. Climax

2.2.1.9.1. Sentences with increasing importance

2.2.1.10. Parallelism

2.2.1.10.1. Similarity in sentence structure

2.2.1.11. Antithesis

2.2.1.11.1. Two opposing ideas or concepts

2.2.1.12. Hyperbole

2.2.1.12.1. Exaggeration

2.2.2. Appeal

2.2.2.1. Logos

2.2.2.2. Pathos

2.2.2.3. Ethos

2.2.3. Tropes

2.2.3.1. Personification

2.2.3.2. Metaphor

2.2.3.3. Simile

2.2.3.4. Symbol

2.3. Why in that way?

2.3.1. What is the effect of the stylistic choices?

2.3.2. How do the stylistic choices help to achieve the goals of the speech?

3. Non-fiction prose

3.1. What?

3.1.1. What is the primary, secondary etc claim of the text?

3.1.2. What is the effect on the reader?

3.2. How?

3.2.1. Appeal

3.2.1.1. Logos

3.2.1.1.1. Numbers, statistics etc

3.2.1.1.2. Formal arguments

3.2.1.2. Pathos

3.2.1.3. Ethos

3.2.2. Humour, irony

3.2.3. Anecdotes, recollections

3.2.4. Words with value

3.2.5. Sentence structure

3.3. Why in that way?

3.3.1. What is the effect of the stylistic choices?

3.3.2. How do the stylistic choices help to achieve the goals of the text?