Next up we must take a closer analytical look at travel writing. Here is what you need to do on an individual basis
- Create a space in your notebook called “ARTICLE ANALYSIS”
- Using the links below, or on your own (either in print or digital) find three travel articles. They can all be about the same place but it would probably be more interesting to have them about different places.
- For each one, make notes about these elements; they are the most important to deconstruct.
- Title and country being written about.
- Purpose: Why the article exists, what it is designed to do.
- Audience: Who is is for.
- Situation; What’s being talked or written about. The content, the subject.
- Language style: from casual, colloquial, formal, informal, intimate, detached, businesslike, etc.)
- Strategies: particular things, words or devices used by the speaker to “flavor” the language. (slang, idioms/non literal speech, figures of speech, humor, imagery, quotes, accents) Record these even if you are not sure of the meaning. Also record/ask about words you don’t understand or know.
This is due on Tuesday the 23rd.
Idioms are like this. there are thousands. Here are some rather common ones… do you recognize them?