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“Watching for Dolphins” by David Constantine

Summary of stanza Literary techniques So what? What effects are created by What is the function of this stanza?
the use of these techniques? How does this stanza advance the
central idea(s) of the poem?
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“Watching for Dolphins” by David Constantine

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“Watching for Dolphins” by David Constantine

Writing your thesis statement:

1. Look over your notes. What is the central idea of this text?

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2. How does this idea develop from the beginning of the text to the end of the text? When do important shifts occur?

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3. Look over your notes. List those literary techniques that seem the most important to the development of the central idea(s) of the text.

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4. Using your thesis template as a guide, draft a thesis statement to articulate how the writer’s use of particular techniques effectively communicates the
central idea of the text.

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