Critically analyze the following excerpt from the working-class novel Daughter of Earth by Agnes Smedley and present your analysis in a slide-cast (6-8 minutes long). It is a biographical novel, and here, the author reflects on her childhood spent in a mining village. 1. First read the text carefully to understand how the text is constructed. How does it produce its meaning? What temporal and/or spatial configurations support the meaning the text is trying to convey? How does language underscore the writer’s recollections? What rhetorical moves enable the writer to communicate the deep non-knowing that enveloped the miners?Analyze HOW these ideas are presented.) 2. Next, define class consciousness and ideology. 3. Finally, apply these concepts and synthesize your literary analysis of the text with the political commentary made by the novel. 4. Create a PowerPoint that lays out the following, accompanied with a recorded background narration: o Your main argument o Definitions o Analysis o A brief discussion on the politics of the working-class novel (why do you think this is an important literary genre/if you do not think that this is an important literary genre, why?)
What rhetorical moves enable the writer to communicate the deep non-knowing that enveloped the miners?