Blog Post #3 Due: Tues 10/9, 12noon // Comments #5-6 Due: Tues 10/9, 11:59pm
Provide a detailed close reading of one specific literary device from pp. 1-160 of Taiye Selasi’s Ghana Must Go. Given that this is a large portion of a novel, select a specific and focused literary device from a particular scene or chapter. Use the steps detailed below to develop a fluid and cohesive argument about the significance of this literary device to how we begin to understand either time, family dynamics, or specific relationship in the novel.
- Introduce (name/describe) the literary device you plan to analyze and frame a cohesive quote illustrating the selected literary device. Remember to provide enough context to situate your reader within the relevant section of the text.
- Describe what specific effects this device produces – remember, you will need to re-quote / reference specific portions of the text in this portion of your close reading.
- Explain how the device produce these effects – again, re-quote / reference the text as needed to illustrate your claims.
- Explain why these effects are significant. What do they convey about either time, family dynamics, or specific relationships in the novel.