Professor Rodgers' Guide to Analyzing Texts

Describe:    What is it?  Author, title, length, genre, rhetorical attributes.

Analyze:     How is it put together?  Words, sentences, paragraphs, theme, argument.

Respond:   I like this; I question this; I notice this; Why this instead of that?; Why not...?

Interpret:    How does what it is and how it is made relate to what it is saying?