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Two major questions to ask about every work?
Who is speaking?
Who is being addressed?
Three types of speakers?
A character
A persona
A narrator
What is a charater speaker?
a defined person in the text
What is a persona speaker?
a person sharing the experience
What is a narrator speaker
a person telling the story, usually outside of it
Four types of audiences?
Him/herself
Silent listener
Character in the work
General audience
Three classifications of literature?
Prose--fiction and nonfiction
Poetry
Drama
Five parts of Dramatic Analysis
Agent--who
Act--what
Scene--where, when
Agency--how
Purpose--why
An agent may act in what three ways?
Individually
With co-agents
Against counteragents
The Act?
event or plot
persona's words/thoughts
Analysis: what agents think/says/does
Agency/How uses what three methods?
Tools: knives,poison
Methods: flattery,confrontaiton
Means: email,face-to-face message
Language
formality/informality
complexity/simplicity
abstraction/concreteness
vivid words/phrases
Vivid words
similes, metaphors, alliteration, hyperbole
In an analysis of the agency one should look at what?
Language
Nonverbals
Form/Arrangement of words
overall arrangement of ideas
Purpose Analysis looks at what?
Subtext-anything a character thinks or feels but doesn ot put into words
Modal Analysis analizes what?
who's speaking and who's being addressed
Three Speaker Modes
Lyric-persona-musing
Dramatic-defined character + dialogue
Epic-narrator
Three Audience Modes
Lyric-himself,inanimate object, a "presence," general
Dramatic-other characters
Epic-dramatic moments
Intertexuatlity?
relations between/among texts
Paratexts?
title, subtitles, captions, preface
Metatexts?
comments by someone other than the author
Hypotexts?
a text preceding another
Hypertexts?
secondary work that builds on or transforms the earlier work
Architext?
links between text and various types of discourse to which it belongs: drama/comedy/tragedy
catagory
stereotype phrases
Analysis through Performance?
Playing: have fun
Testing: try out your ideas
Choosing: choose appropriate material 4 text, audience, your skills
Repeating: rehearse
Presenting: perform it!