Lesson 1 (from Introduction)
David Hugh (D.H.) Farmer is a Medievalist and apparent expert on the early Christian history of the British Isles. Although finding a bibliography on Farmer might be difficult, his books can be found by typing "David Hugh Farmer bibliogrpahy into an Internet search engine. The purpose of this lesson is to examine Farmer's introduction in "The Age of Bede" and hold it against the list of his other works to identify his motivations for his works through a technique called "SOAPSTone". This is a technique that examines:
1.Subject of the writer.
2.Occasion of the writing.
3.Purpose for the writing.
4.Speaker in the writing.
5.Tone of the document.
1.Individual Activity: SOAPSTone D.H. Farmer's introduction of "The Age of Bede". Use the SOAPSTone technique to investigate Farmer's intentions for the work:
1.Wat was the subject of the Introduction?
2.What was the Occasion for writing...
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