SOAPSTONE Text Analysis
Who is the Speaker?
- The voice that is speaking. Identification of the historical person (or group of people) who created the primary source.
- What do we know about this historic or contemporary person?
- What role does he play in an historic event?
What is the Occasion?
- What is the time and place? The context in which the primary source was created?
- What is the Geographic and Historic intersection at which this source was produced?
Who is the Audience?
- The readers to whom this document is directed.
- The audience may be one person, a small group, or a large group; it may be a certain person or a certain people.
What is the Purpose?
- What is the reason behind the text
- Why was it written?
- What goal did the author have in mind?
What is the Subject?
- What is the general topic, content, or idea contained in the text?
- Summarize in a few words or phrase.
What is the Tone?
- What is the attitude expressed by the speaker?
- Examine the choice of words, emotions expressed, imagery used to determine the speaker's attitude.
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