Letter to Sir John A. MacDonald

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Letter to Sir John A. MacDonald
Stereotypes, Irony, and Tone
Stereotypes
• Define stereotypes
Stereotypes
– Noun: A widely held but fixed and oversimplified
image or idea of a particular type of person or
thing: "sexual and racial stereotypes".
– Verb: View or represent as a stereotype: "the film
is weakened by its stereotyped characters".
Irony
• Define irony
Irony
• Noun: The expression of one's meaning by using
language that normally signifies the opposite,
typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
Tone
• Tone (literature), a literary technique which
encompasses the attitudes toward the subject
and toward the audience implied in a literary
work
Voice
• Writer's voice is the literary term used to describe the
individual writing style of an author.
• Voice was generally considered to be a combination of a
writer's use of syntax, diction, punctuation, character
development, dialogue, etc., within a given body of text (or
across several works).
• Voice can be thought of in terms of the uniqueness of a
vocal voice machine. As a trumpet has a different voice
than a tuba or a violin has a different voice than a cello, so
the words of one author have a different sound than the
words of another. One author may have a voice that is light
and fast paced while another may have a dark voice
Voice
• Voice can be thought of in terms of the
uniqueness of a vocal voice machine. As a
trumpet has a different voice than a tuba or a
violin has a different voice than a cello, so the
words of one author have a different sound
than the words of another. One author may
have a voice that is light and fast paced while
another may have a dark voice
Satire
• Define Satire
Satire
• A literary technique of writing or art which
principally ridicules its subject often as an
intended means of provoking or preventing
change. Humour is often used to aid this; A
satirical work
• The use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule
to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices,
particularly in the context of contemporary
politics and other topical issues.
Puns
• Define Puns
Puns
• Make a joke exploiting the different possible
meanings of a word –
- a punning riddle
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Find two or three examples of irony in the poem
Find two or three examples of puns in the poem
Why would this poem be considered a satire?
Discuss the author’s tone in the poem
Discuss the author’s voice in the poem
What stereotypes are implied or discussed in the
poem?
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