Symbols - explore the title and text for symbols
Imagery - identify sensory images and details
Figures of Speech - explore unusual word choice, order, repetition, and poetic elements
Tone and Theme - What tone does the author use? What is the message or moral? What does that reveal about the author's perspective or purpose?
Speaker - who is telling the story? (voice)
Occasion - when was it written and what was happening? (context, provocation)
Audience - who is the intended audience?
Purpose - what is the author's purpose?
Subject - what is it about?
Tone - what is the speaker's attitude toward the subject?