10.1 The Ways We Lie - TJ

Warm UP
1st Period—12 missing MG presentations
6th Period—10 missing MG presentations
Finish Theory of Language notes
AP Quiz—Friday: ambiguity, didactic, paradox,
oxymoron, semantics
• Book Review—Due Friday!!
“The Ways We Lie”
To analyze a piece using a SOAPSTone and
make connections to the author’s message
by citing and explaining rhetorical
techniques (epigraphs, diction,
categorization, and anecdotes) that
develop the message and author’s tone
• What lies have you told? When is the last
time you remember lying? What was the
most significant lie you ever told? What
circumstances have justified lying? Have you
ever been ashamed of a lie or faced
consequences for lying?
• Epigraph--A short quotation or saying at the
beginning of a book or chapter, intended to
suggest its theme.
• Diction—author’s word choice
• Anecdote—a short personal story with a
message (usually humorous)
• Tone—the author’s attitude towards the
subject or speaker
• S—speaker
– What do we know is true about Ericsson?
• O—occasion
– What inspired her to write this?
• A—audience
– What do we know about the readers?
• P—purpose
– What does she want people to know, realize, or
• S—Subject
– What is her topic?
While You Read
• “The Ways We Lie” page 408
• After each section
– Paraphrase what was said in approximately 5-10
• How does Ericsson define this type of lie?
– What was the anecdote about?
• How does this connect to the type of lie?
– What diction stood out?
• What tone does the diction create? Does she really
believe this is bad/good?
– Do you agree or disagree with Ericsson
• Know your prompt before you begin reading
– Write an essay in which you analyze the strategies
Ericsson use to develop her perspective about lies
and lying.