Critical lens Essays provide a quote, which the student must connect to literature read.
The literature must be that read in class. It consists of 5 paragraphs = Introduction, 3 body paragraphs, conclusion. The student must discuss 2 pieces of literature and three literary terms. Students must know the correct titles of the literature and punctuate it correctly. All titles are capitalized. Book titles are underlined and short stories are put in quotes
Begins with the actual quote Next sentence is the interpretation of the quote (what does it mean). Can NOT use I, you, we, me, my. Instead use they, readers, people Example: This quote means that people. Is the quote true or not/mention the book titles you will use. This quote is true in the books ________ and __________ because../ Readers think this quote is true in the books ______ and ____ because…Mention the literary terms that support the quote in the chosen books. Example: Irony, conflict, and setting support the quote. The author uses irony, conflict and setting to show how this quote is true.
the interpretation of the quote Name the pieces of literature/ you must use 2 Define the literary term used Use specific examples from the literature to back up the quote, applying the lit term to both books Connect the book back to the interpretation
the opposite order from the introduction; Do NOT use exact wording End with the quote
Foreshadowing author gives hint about events to come
Dramatic irony- the reader knows something the character doesn’t know Unexpected irony- something happens differently than what is expected Verbal irony- the character says the opposite of what he means
Theme -the underlying message of the story
Setting-where and when the story takes place
Symbolism- something stands for something else...