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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Flights of Fantasy
New Student Orientation
Makeup Work: Extra Poems & SOAPstone
Weeks One and Two
Is winning everything?__
The Hunger Games
The Sci-Fi Factor
To Kill A Mockingbird
Makeup work if you missed a day (remember, you may only make up to three points/class!)
For one makeup point, you must read THREE poems of your choice from the list below. For EACH poem, write a SOAPStone analysis of poem, a paraphrased paragraph of the poem, AND a detailed paragraph about what the poem means to you.
S.O.A.P.S. Tone Document Analysis
The SOAPS Tone Document Analysis allows students to trace an examination of a document
using the seven components listed. Remember, all components of this approach MUST be supported from the
text and MUST be backed up by the words from the text.
Who is the speaker who produced this piece? What is the their background and why are they
making the points they are making? Is there a bias in what was written? You must be able to cite
evidence from the text that supports your answer. You must “prove” your answer based on the text.
What is the Occasion? In other words, the time and place of the piece. What promoted the author
to write this piece? How do you know from the text? What event led to its publication or
development? It is particularly important that students understand the context that encouraged
the writing to happen.
Who is the Audience? This refers to the group of readers to whom this piece is directed. The
audience may be one person, a small group or a large group; it may be a certain person or a
certain people. What assumptions can you make about the audience? Is it mixed racial/sex
group? What social class? What political party? Who was the document created for and how do
you know? Are there any words or phrases that are unusual or different? Does the speaker use
language the specific for a unique audience? Does the speaker evoke God? Nation? Liberty?
History? Hell? How do you know? Why is the speaker using this type of language?
What is the purpose? Meaning, the reason behind the text. In what ways does he convey this
message? How would you perceive the speaker giving this speech? What is the document
saying? What is the emotional state of the speaker? How is the speaker trying to spark a reaction
in the audience? What words or phrases show the speaker’s tone? How is the document supposed
to make you feel? This helps you examine the argument or it's logic.
What is the subject of the document? The general topic, content, and ideas contained in the text.
How do you know this? How has the subject been selected and presented? And presented by the
What is the attitude of the speaker based on the text? What is the attitude a writer takes towards
this subject or character: is it serious, humorous, sarcastic, ironic, satirical, tongue-in-cheek,
solemn, objective. How do you know? Where in the text does it support your answer?
Between the Lines.pdf
Boy at the Window.doc
Do not cry if you love me.doc
Evening in the Sanitarium.doc
Have you ever seen.doc
LAST NIGHT THE RAIN SPOKE TO ME.doc
The Base Stealer.doc
To Those I Love.doc
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