Look out for… what other characters say, what the character says, how the character responds to a situation, appearance (face/body/clothes), movement, what they think (word choice), what others think, what they do and how others respond, their job, expressed emotions, dreams, backstory, background (+ items that might become analogies/metaphor), first scene/introduction to character, objects (symbols), objective correlative (dynamic/changes to reflect character emotion)
O - orient the reader (context and transitions)
C - claims (theses and topic sentences)
E - evidence (quotations, paraphrases, descriptions)
A - analysis (examining the relationship of the parts (close reading) to the whole (theme/thesis))
Devices that suggest comparison or link for analysis:
- juxtaposition: two things placed close together with contrasting effect
- paradox: a statement or proposition that. despite sound, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory
- dualism: the quality of having two different or opposite parts or elements
- allusion: an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly; an indirect or passing reference
- parallelism: the use of elements in sentences that are grammatically similar or identical in structure, sounds, meaning, or meter.
- antithesis: a contrast or opposition between two things
- oxymoron: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction
- alliteration: repetition of initial consonant sounds
- assonance: repetition of vowel sounds
- rhyme: a correspondence of sounds between words or the end of words
- analogy: a comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification
- metaphor: a comparison between two things without the use of "like" or "as"
- simile: a figure of speech comparing two unlike things that is often introduced my "like" or "as"
- repetition: something that it said or done again
Take-Home Essay Outline