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24 August, 2016

HOW TO COMMENT ON A VISUAL DOCUMENT OR A TEXT

Filed under: how to comment on a text — csa1 @ 13:30
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How to comment on a text

Introduction

This document entitled …… is a poem/an extract from …

  • a novel … written by ……. published on ………./ in ………..

  • a short story ………………………………………………………………..

  • an article….… issued on the… of March 2011 / in March 2011.

It deals with …. / it is about …/ The problem is …. The goal of this document is to sensitize to the problem of …/to the dangers of …

The document can be divided into 2 / 3 / 4 axes :

  • The first part going from l. 1 to l.25 … deals with…….

  • The second part shows …

  • The third part portrays …

Summary : Who? Where? When? What? Why? How?

  • There are…. characters.

  • The main character is ….

  • The characters who are present are…

  • The characters only mentioned are …

  • The narrator is …

The scene takes place in …on …

The characters are arguing, X is …, Y is …., Z is …. because … ,to +BV…, in order to …

Analysis : interests, interpretation, implicit, psychology of the characters

What are the main lexical fields?….

First of all,…

Why is this text worth studying? … Historical, social, economical, educational,cultural, scientific, artistic interests developed in the document.

Secondly… then… however…moreover… finally…last but not least …

How do the characters feel?

The character feels (adjective expressing positive or negative frames of mind)…

I suppose… he / she / they (is / are) probably …/I can imagine…./I can assume/Maybe …/Perhaps …

I think that … :

  • …(say what may have happened before)

  • …(what will happen next…)

The message seems to be aiming at parents / teenagers…

  • In my opinion, …./To my mind…/For my part,…/As far as I’m concerned,…

To conclude/In conclusion, I would say that …

That’s all I have to say about the document.

 

 

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