Analyzing the Message (Inductive, Critical)
textual phenomenon: How does the part fit into
the whole – interrelatedness & patterns of meaning
Interpretation-Generating Questions: “How?”
(How does this text
communicate and/or generate its meaning and message?
How do the parts fit
into the whole? [ie, How the text refers
to the message about life and the world that the author wants us to understand,
whether implied or stated.]
analyzing the meaning of various visual, literary, and technical elements, you
may need to situate these within the broader socio-cultural, historical, and
literary contexts within which the text is immersed: See
and diagram below.
The World of the Text