Genesis - TJ

Genesis (Day 1)
To build background knowledge and
context by looking at a dictionary
definition, visual representation, and
multiple text on “Genesis”
• What does the word GENESIS mean to you?
Where have you heard this word before?
What was it referenced to? What context?
What is your attitude towards this word?
– If you are stuck, consider the dictionary definition.
1. The coming into being of something; the origin.
2. (Bible) the first book of the Old Testament recounting the events from the
Creation of the world to the sojourning of the Israelites in Egypt
3. a beginning or origin of anything
Biblical Context
• As I read aloud, follow along to build:
– Background knowledge, biblical allusions, and a
deeper understanding of Genesis
“The Creation of the Heavens” -Michelangelo
What do you see?
What do you think?
What do you
What do you feel?
Genesis by Henry James
• Read and Annotate
– Diction, Imagery, Details (DID)
• What is the message?
• What is the tone?
Genesis by William Faulkner
• Read and Annotate
– Diction, Imagery, Details (DID)
• What is the message?
• What is the tone?
Genesis by T. S. Eliot
• Read and Annotate
– Diction, Imagery, Details (DID)
• What is the message?
• What is the tone?
“Genesis” Day 2
To use a graphic organizer for organization of
notes and practice the use of a sentence
formula for writing a rhetorical analyisis
Work on the table together. Help each other.
connotatively loaded words that
affect the reader emotionally
Key Diction
by William
by Henry James
by T.S. Eliot
vivid pictures which appeal to the
Rhetorical Analysis Thesis Notes
• Rhetorical Analysis Thesis Reminders:
• A strong rhetorical analysis thesis aims to cover the aspects of the
rhetorical situation: subject, occasion, audience, purpose, speaker,
and tone. Often these parts are lumped together, and occasionally
even implied rather than stated explicitly within the thesis
statement. Sometimes, for the clarity and conciseness of the thesis,
they are omitted. However, in this case, it’s very important that the
writer makes mention of them later in the essay.
• The MUST-HAVES: speaker and purpose; these elements are nonnegotiable!
• EXAMPLE: To encourage appreciation for our American liberties
(purpose), satirist Brian Rittgers (speaker) brashly (tone) mocks
(purpose) fellow Americans who fail to value and understand
(audience + occasion) the breadth of their guaranteed
constitutional rights (subject).
Rhetorical Analysis Thesis Notes
• Topic sentences for Rhetorical Analysis:
– (Author’s name)
– (rhetorical device)
– (active verb)
– (what the device does) in order to
– (explain the affect on the reader. Consider tone,
purpose, or message).
Rhetorical Analysis
• Explain how the author/artist uses rhetorical
strategies to convey his view of God’s power.
– *The writer/artist’s purpose has been provided for
you; be sure to explicitly state WHAT the
writer/artist’s view actually is!