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ERIC Number: ED028183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 134
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Unit 1202: The Language of Evocation.
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Curriculum Development in English.
The purposes of this unit are to help the 12th-grade student understand that language can be used to evoke an experience, to enrich his perception of the evocative language of literature, and to demonstrate that evocation is not limited to either language or literature. The unit begins with a study of the evocative language in a radio announcer's description of President Kennedy's funeral cortege, of the role of ritual in suggesting the significance of an act, and of poetry in attempting to evoke experience. For an understanding of how evocation is related to motive, Kenneth Burke's dramatistic point of view is applied to motivation as seen in life and as re-created in literature. Next, the classification of writing (as descriptive-referential, pure-referential, and pragmatic-referential), the human tendency to create symbols, the use of figurative language, and T.S. Eliot's concept of the "objective correlative" are examined and related to selected works. Study questions for the use of evocative language in William Golding's "Lord of the Flies," discussion questions, and sample lectures are included. (See TE 001 328, TE 001 329, TE 001 332 for 10th- and 11th-grade units on discourse.) (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Curriculum Development in English.