Style-Their Eyes Were Watching God

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  • 1. Jennifer PayanEdwin MendozaEdwin Molina Period: 1

2. Style? Style is the writers distinctive manner of arranging words to suit his orher ideas and purpose in writing. Elements of style include: Syntax Diction Tone Figurative Language Imagery Point of View Organization Musicality Rhyme Use of Time Repetition 3. What is Point of View? Point of View, is the way a story is written. Point OfView depends on who is telling the story. There areseveral types of Point of Views. There are 3 point of views. They are First Person, Second Person, and ThirdPerson. 4. Whats the difference? First person is told by the main character perspective.The author uses pronouns like I and Me to describea character. Second Person this is almost never seen. The authorwrites the story using the pronouns you to describethe main character. Third Person is the most common type of Point ofView. The author uses the characters names like heor she to describe a character. 5. Their Eyes are Watching God Pointof View Author begins the story by, Janie tells her story to herfriend Pheoby Watson. The telling takes only part ofan evening. The rest of the story continues, but it is not a first-person point . The author quickly takes over the tellingand uses third-person point of view. 6. Tone An authors tone is the voice or attitude toward thesubject of the story and/or reader. The author reveals tone through word choice. 7. Tone In Their Eyes Were Watching God The overall tone for Their Eyes Were Watching God is sympathetic. 8. Sympathy in Their Eyes wereWatching God Chapter 3: She knew now that marriage did not make love. Janies first dream wasdead, so she became a woman. (pg. 25) Chapter 6: Janie loved the conversation and sometimes she thought up good stories on the mule, but Joe had forbidden her to indulge. He didnt want her talking after such trashy people. (pg. 53-54) 9. Figurative Language Figurative language is when you describe something by comparing it with something else. Figurative language includes metaphor, simile, symbol, anecdote, allusion, and other types of figures of speech. 10. Chapter 4 Example The morning road air was like a new dress.(Ch. 4, pg. 32) This is an example of a simile. This example reveals the hope Janie still has for herselfafter leaving Logan. 11. Chapter 5 Example She must look on herself as the bell-cow, the otherwomen were the gang. (Ch. 5, pg. 41) This is an example of a metaphor. This example describes how Janie had to work in thestore as if she were of a higher class than anyone else.It also reveals how Janie was different from the otherwomen because she was Joes wife. Shes comparedwith a cow bell due to the fact that she feels specialbecause in her mind she is superior to everyone else.

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