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After you finish reading Pastoralia, please complete the following exercise!

PASTORALIA: 1 PASSAGE, 10 IDEAS

Often when we think about making arguments or claims, we think that we need to have examples to support those claims and sometimes that can lead to a wealth of support without the analysis or ideas to really explain the claims. This activity will actually help you put the focus on what should be developed from an example: many ideas. This can lend to more complex and analytical thinking by concentrating on the ideas and then bringing in the examples to lend support.

Task 1. Find one passage from Pastoralia that you find particularly compelling. It can be up to two paragraphs long (but if there are a bunch of short back-and-forth dialogue lines you want to include, that's fine. Let's say up to about 1/3 to 1/2 a column is fine. Be reasonable). Tell me which passage you've chosen-- you don't need to write the whole thing down, but can just say "on page X, the third and fourth paragraphs" or "on page X, the paragraph that begins "He shut the door..." and ends "...ever do again." Or something. Be cool.

Task 2: After you’ve selected the passage you want to examine, it's your job to come up with 10 ideas about this one passage. These ideas might include:

-interpretations of messages you think the text might be sending;

-how it is using or dismissing genre conventions and/or the effects produced by doing so;

-how it is appealing to its audience and/or whether it's doing a good job doing so;

-how the context affects the text or (even better) how the text may be responding to its context;

-specific effects that come from style or tone;

...and so on.

Task 3: Now that you have 10 ideas, what specifically from the passage helps prove the ideas? Where do you think these ideas are coming from and how you can you argue that they're convincing? Do you see language, syntax, or style moves that would support your idea? Literary devices? Genre conventions? Patterns? Anomalies (things that seem strange or out of place)? For each idea above, identify a concrete place in the text where you can locate support for that idea... And make sure to explain HOW it supports that idea!

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FICTION PASTORALIA I have to admit I'm not feeling my best. Not that I'm doing so bad. Not that I would actually verbally complain if I did have something to complain about.

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Running head: A SYNOPSIS ON PASTORALIA

A Synopsis on Pastoralia
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A SYNOPSIS ON PASTORALIA

A Synopsis on Pastoralia
The first passage on page 3 is unique since it introduces the story in a way that makes the
reader want to read more and get the gist of the story. The voice in the story introduces the
uncertain statement that aims to explain what she is feeling but does not clearly state the feeling
as it is. She explains that she wants to be positive and all she wants is to work with her routine as
she is used (Saunders, 2000). The voice depicts an aspect of boredom that comes as a result of a
routine duty that she conducts again and again daily (par.2). She gives a...


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