Difference between analysis and summary
Analysis- process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts to gain a better understanding of it.
Summary- synopsis, or recap is a shorter version of the original.
Order and definition of each plot category
- 1.) Exposition: basic info readers need to understand the events that follow
- 2.) Crisis: a peak in the story's action, moment of tension or importance
- 3.) Climax: point of greatest tension, scene that presents a story's decisive action or event
- 4.) Resolution (Denouement): draws action to a close and ties up loose ends
Dynamic and static characters
Dynamic- grows and changes in the course of a story (Ex: Sammy decides to speak out in "A&P")
Static- may face same challenges as dynamic character, but remains unchanged (Ex: Cinderella)
Why is historical setting important in Persepolis?
- Understanding of the story
- Establishes a story's social, cultural, economic and political environment
- Helps to explain the character's emotional state/events that take place
Stream-of-Consciousness; Why is it used?
Definition- mimics thought, allowing ideas to run into one another so the reader can follow and participate in the narrator's thought process
Used- to help create an atmosphere that is important to the story's plot or theme (Ex: mental state, sexual tension, etc.)
Difference between formal and informal diction
Formal- charcterized by elaborate, complex sentences; a learned vocab; and a serious, objective, detached tone
Informal- consistent with everyday speech as characterized by sland, contradicitions, incomplete sentences, etc.
Difference between allegory and symbol
Symbol- a person, object, place, action or event that, in addition to its literal meaning, suggests a more complex meaning or range of meaning
Allegory- communicates a doctrine, message or moral principle by making it into a narrative in which the characters personify ideas, concepts, qualities or other abstractions
Why do you revise 3 times? What do you do in each revision?
Revise 3 times: to cover the entire paper in chunks so you don't miss anything
- First- essay-wide issues
- Second- paragraph-specific issues
- Third- sentence level issues
What kind of revision should be done during Higher-Order Revision?
Revision of thesis or focus, audience and purpose, organization, and development