[Autom. eng. transl.] Commonly practiced in the context of French high school education at university1, the composite commentary method2 occupies a central place in the didactics of the human sciences: aiming to evaluate students' analytical and argumentative skills, the CC implies a thorough and methodical approach of the literary text, generally of a brief extract, which favors an exhaustive reading. As a "commentary", this school practice reflects a textual support that we have before us, essentially falling into four main types: narrative, poetic, theatrical, argumentative; in particular, we question the specific linguistic and communicative strategies involved in order to obtain the meaning that emerges from it. As a "compound", the commentary requires to be constructed as an intelligible speech, in its content, and convincing, in its interpretative approach: excluding any linear analysis, which reproduces to the letter the development of the source text, the The commentary must follow an argumentative path, developing a clear, orderly and convincing demonstration. To achieve this, the pupil must respect rules of writing that are both simple and imperative: in particular, they belong to the tripartition of discourse, which advances from the most descriptive to the most interpretive. This is to show the validity of such a didactic method by analyzing specifically one of the poems between the most famous and complex of Charles Baudelaire: Harmony of the evening.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] For an application of the method of the compound commentary: Harmonie du soir by Charles Baudelaire|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
- Fleurs du Mal
- analyse textuelle
- commentaire composé