Genesis (Day 1) Objective: To build background knowledge and context by looking at a dictionary definition, visual representation, and multiple text on “Genesis” Quickwrite • 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 wonder? What do you feel? What’s Michelangelo’s tone? 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 Objective: 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. DICTION connotatively loaded words that affect the reader emotionally Key Diction Genesis by William Faulkner Genesis by Henry James Genesis by T.S. Eliot Effects IMAGERY vivid pictures which appeal to the senses Images Effects TONE(S) 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 Prompt: • 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!