SOAPS tone

Can you explain what soaps tone means and how you can use it in your essay?

SOAPSTone DESCRIPTION
Who is the Speaker?
 The voice that is speaking. Identification of the historical person (or group of people) who created the
primary source.
 What do we know about this historic or contemporary person?
 What role does he play in an historic event?
What is the Occasion?
 What is the time and place? The context in which the primary source was created?
 What is the Geographic and Historic intersection at which this source was produced?
Who is the Audience?
 The readers to whom this document is directed.
 The audience may be one person, a small group, or a large group; it may be a certain person or a certain
people.
What is the Purpose?
 What is the reason behind the text
 Why was it written?
 What goal did the author have in mind?
What is the Subject?
 What is the general topic, content, or idea contained in the text?
 Summarize in a few words or phrase.
What is the Tone?
 What is the attitude expressed by the speaker?
 Examine the choice of words, emotions expressed, imagery used to determine the speaker’s attitude.

Thesis:Author’s name + argues + main argument + by + 3 claims in parallel structure.

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