the semioticians method of language

1. Read through the piece of literature.
2. Find words that have symbols attached to it.
3. Separate the ones that have a physical connection to the word like a sign or thing (denotative symbols) and the ones that have no signifier like an idea or the word justice.
4. analyze the words individually and then analyze the line that the word was put in.
5. reread the poem with the symbols analyzed.

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1 Comment so far

  1.   morgan92 on October 30th, 2011

    I do agree with all your steps but I do think you should add one more step in between Steps 4 and 5. What I would include would be a step explaining that once you have completed analyzing all the lines you should put all the signs together to gather and overall image and when they reread it they will grasp the idea even better.

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