Monday, October 7, 2013


Begin to explore the Learning Objectives for Rhetorical Analysis Essays using 2001 Mary Oliver "Owls" prompt

Start with R1, R2, R3:

R1: Turn the prompt into a series of questions you can answer, e.g.:
What techniques does Oliver use?
What is her attitude towards nature?
How is that attitude/response complex? What makes her response complex?

R2: What words contribute to tone? (these can create diction patterns...remember to characterize word choices as diction of ______ or ______ diction)

R3: What patterns or techniques do you notice? Which ones are most important or crucial?

HW: Independent reading - complete conference over 500 additional pages by 11/6.

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