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“Poetry in The Hobbit” by Stella Quinn

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Reread (close read) “Poetry in The Hobbit,” by Stella Quinn. Using facts only from the article, not your opinion, write a rhetorical précis for the article. You may review the guidelines for how to write a rhetorical précis and review student exemplars here.

Reading: ELACC7RI1, 2, 9
Writing: ELACC7W7, 8, 9

11 Comments to

““Poetry in The Hobbit” by Stella Quinn”

  1. October 4th, 2012 at 12:36 PM      Reply Ruqayyah Hamilton Says:

    Yes, someone can be both warm and strict. My mother and my father are both warm and strict. They are both warm and strict because sometimes they can be very mean and other days they can be nice. That’s how they can be both warm and strict.

  2. October 4th, 2012 at 2:08 PM      Reply madisen Says:

    In the article Poetry in The Hobbit (2009) Stella Quinn implies that Tolkien uses poetry to express his ideas. Stella Quinn supports this by explaining what is happening. Quinn’s purpose is to reveal why Tolkien included poems. Quinn uses this type of tone so the kids know what they’re talking about.

  3. October 4th, 2012 at 2:16 PM      Reply dashanna perry Says:

    Dashanna Perry

    In her article “Poetry in the Hobbit’’ 2009 Stella Quinn informs you on the different types of poetry in The Hobbit. Quinn supports this information by writing this article. Quinn’s purpose of writing this article is to tell us about the poetry in The Hobbit. Quinn uses inform with her readers.

  4. October 4th, 2012 at 2:23 PM      Reply beingmii99 Says:

    In her article, Poetry of the Hobbit, (2009), Stella Quinn implies the usage of poetry in the novel The Hobbit. Quinn develops this implication by explaining the characters and comparing the characters to the tone of the poems. The author’s purpose is to inform us the usage of the poetry in The Hobbit in order form us to be able to have some fascination in The Hobbit. Stella Quinn uses a serious tone with a dash a humor.

  5. October 4th, 2012 at 2:28 PM      Reply Annecia Says:


    In the article “ Poetry in the Hobbit “ (2009 )Stella Quinn claims that Tolkein’s novel The Hobbit contains dozens of poems within the text . Quinn supports these claims by the explaining that Tolkein uses these poems to show the difference of the characters . Quinn purpose is to reveal why Tolkein included poems . Quinn uses this type of tone s the kids knows what she’s talking about .

  6. October 4th, 2012 at 2:29 PM      Reply Idaja Oliver Says:

    In her article “Poetry in The Hobbit” (2009), Stella Quinn claims that every piece of poetry has a meaning in Tolkien’s novel The Hobbit. Quinn supports her claim by giving examples of poems and explaining what the author means by including them. The purpose is to inform readers why it is important to understand what Tolkien is using poems to distinguish his characters in order to get the reader to enjoy the novel. Quinn writes in a tone similar to a teacher for scholars and students.

  7. October 4th, 2012 at 7:11 PM      Reply Rufus Flynn Says:

    One useful tool you may wish to try is the rhetorical precis. A precis helps to ensure that you will
    be engaged with the texts. You might begin incorporating this into your journal entries for your
    What is a Rhetorical Précis?
    A: A précis is a four sentence paragraph that records the essential elements of an essay. Each of
    the four sentences requires specific information.

  8. October 4th, 2012 at 7:19 PM      Reply Rufus Flynn Says:

    another way to avoid sister and brothers is to go on the computer and have fun

  9. October 5th, 2012 at 2:10 PM      Reply larrica Says:

    In her article the poetry in The Hobbit (2009) Stella Quinn projects that Tolkien poems illustration there are simple rhythm and humor to young reader. Quinn develops the text by showing the reader how Tolkien uses all the poems in The Hobbit. Quinn shows this because she wants to show the reader how Tolkien is explaining the story. Quinn purpose is to show how Tolkien wants the readers to react feel or do when they read the poems of the story. Quinn uses the tone of explanation about the poems and what kind of tone to appeal to the reader and the story.

  10. October 5th, 2012 at 2:15 PM      Reply shanya Says:

    In the article of The Hobbit {2009} I must admit that it’s very interesting and that it has great poems. The author’s purpose is to point out the main ideas and the purpose of the story. In order to inform kids it has to be fun and want to make someone read it. The author writes in formal writing and punctuation the tone for it is funny/ creepy. The Hobbit is a great and interesting story. It also point out the main idea without out you looking.

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