When it comes to writing, hexagon takes another form. It is a prewriting technique. This is specifically used in literature. It is useful as allows allotting different aspects and focus on different sides of the hexagon. Each of this level relates to a different level of Blooms taxonomy.
This technique can also be used to narrow a topic which is not an angle from which to look at a piece of literature.
Hexagonal writing is a great way analyse literature, but also to look at ideas when brain storming.
- Knowledge – literary level, the plot the summary,
- Comprehension – the personal allusions, what the story remind you of, how does it relate to your life can you draw a parallel?
- Application – in simple words the theme—what is the author trying to say? Try to sum up in one word and then stretch it to a sentence. The idea should be a big one and it should be able to stand on its own. Each story can be told from different point of view. Pick up sentences that support this idea.
- Analysis what are the literary devices used, images similes, metaphors the language the choice words the author uses to create the ambience.
- Synthesis or literary allusions – what other texts, books or poems does the story remind you off?
- Finally judgement I prefer to call it evaluation, what do I like and what do I dislike, do I like the work or do not like it? why and why not?
Remembering the literary devices
- Simile – comparison of two things using like or as.
- Metaphor – comparison of two things without using like or as.
- Personification – giving human qualities to an animal, object or idea.
- Imagery – words that appeal to the reader’s sense
- Fore shadowing – a hint of an event that will happen later
- Flashback – an interruption of a sequence of a narration that happened at an earlier point in time.
This is part of the Hexagon awareness month