Commentary: the fourth quarter

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How is basketball commentary similar to literary commentary?

*How does the article cite the significance of that part of the game?

*How does the article explore how that part of the game connects to their greater ‘text’ (basketball season)?

*How does the article explore HOW the players behave on their stage, and WHY they behave that way?

*How does the article give SPECIFIC examples backing up their analysis of the game?

*How does the article explore the TONE of the game?

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8 responses to “Commentary: the fourth quarter

  1. *How does the article cite the significance of that part of the game?
    The article emphasis the significance of a certain part by throwing in more details, like the player names, their stats, what they did and when they did it. The article also added quotes of the player that was involved, followed by the sequence of events.

    *How does the article explore how that part of the game connects to their greater ‘text’ (basketball season)?
    The article assessed techniques of defense or offense based on the previous games that was played by that team during the season. The comparison leads to how this game affects or differs from their previous games.

    *How does the article explore HOW the players behave on their stage, and WHY they behave that way?
    The article focused on what they did on the court and who they are. The descriptions are mostly aimed at how the game went, for the series of important events. They did include some quotes to emphasis the movement of the player, but didn’t do much in why. Probably assuming that the point is simply to score or block.

    *How does the article give SPECIFIC examples backing up their analysis of the game?
    The article made reference to which part of the game, the players involved, their stats and the series of actions that they took to do something. It’s made in short sentences, creating a bite size understandable information

    *How does the article explore the TONE of the game?
    To continue the excitement of the game, the tone used by the article is tense and overflowing. Readers will somehow read the article in a basketball commentary fashion, unlike ordinary news article. It creates a series of specific events which leads to a nice tense tone, just like the game.

  2. The article cite the significance of that part of the game by mentioning that this game is the final of the Western Conference.

    The article connects to the game into the greater text, which is the basketball season, by linking several players that play during the match with their records throughout the basketball season.

    The article explore how the players behave by reflecting how the players behave with the addition of their own interview with the people that is connected to the player that is able to explain how and why do the players behave the way they behave during the game.

    To strengthen the points that the article made, the author of the article present the actions of the players that would strengthen the point with the timing of the action in order for their analysis to be strong and provable.

    The article explore the game by using specific chosen literary devices that could create a sensation for the reader to be able to read and understand the tone that present during the game.

  3. How does the article cite the significance of that part of the game?
    The article only highlights the important moments of the game, including the scores and who scored. Aside from that, the article also mentioned quotes from key people.

    How does the article explore how that part of the game connects to their greater text?
    The article connects the game with more parts of the basketball stuff, including the current stance and overall performance.

    How does the article explore how the players behave on their stage, and why they behave that way?
    The article uses adjectives, use previous information on how the players usually perform in their regular games. They also did an analysis to why they did that and what they did.

    How does the article give specific examples backing up their analysis of the game?
    The article refers to the game itself and the statistics it surrounds as well as quotations from key people related to the topic itself.

    How does the article explore the tone of the game?
    We can see in the article that the tone of the game is quite suspenseful due to the way the article is structured.

  4. How is basketball commentary similar to literary commentary?

    *How does the article cite the significance of that part of the game?
    The article mentions a lot of names, and what those people did to contribute within the game. There were also many numbers, maybe indicating the scores those players managed to earn from their efforts. Some players’ history were also discusses and compared to their current performance in this game.

    *How does the article explore how that part of the game connects to their greater ‘text’ (basketball season)?
    The article mentions a lot of past events, and how well certain players did at those events, which may indicate how it differs from their current performance and may impact on their reputation, may it be ad or good. There were many facts that this article have spouted out, regarding records made and may be broken by certain players.

    *How does the article explore HOW the players behave on their stage, and WHY they behave that way?
    The article judges a player’s performance with the points, assists and other basketball rules they had gained/made/broke. It explained the reasons behind the lack of performance certain players had, by interviewing their teammates and other people who know what happened.

    *How does the article give SPECIFIC examples backing up their analysis of the game?
    The article gave numbers, statistics and records made by the players in the game. It commentates on certain important events, such as fouls, and elaborates more on how it impacts on the entire game.

  5. *How does the article cite the significance of that part of the game?
    The article signifies that part of the game by stating the names of the players, extract time the event was happening and what their scores were.

    *How does the article explore how that part of the game connects to their greater ‘text’ (basketball season)?

    *How does the article explore HOW the players behave on their stage, and WHY they behave that way?
    The article describes the players actions in details.

    *How does the article give SPECIFIC examples backing up their analysis of the game?
    The article clearly states which part of the game that event was happening. Moreover, it also mentions specific points and numbers to support their analysis.

    *How does the article explore the TONE of the game?
    The article is in a very straight tone to deliver the shifts and lots of actions going on in the game. It can be seen in the diction in the article.

  6. How is basketball commentary similar to literary commentary?

    *How does the article cite the significance of that part of the game?

    The article cite the significance part of the game by highlighting the actions of each players that progresses throughout the game. The citation is how each players stated why they do the things they did during the game itself. Also the players express their opinions regarding the game itself.

    *How does the article explore how that part of the game connects to their greater ‘text’ (basketball season)?

    The article explore how part of the game connects to their greater ‘text’ by…

    *How does the article explore HOW the players behave on their stage, and WHY they behave that way?

    The article explored how the players behaved on their stage by reflecting how they behave from the actions they did during the game. They also expressed how the players behave in such a way during the game is by predicting each actions due to the situation they are in.

    *How does the article give SPECIFIC examples backing up their analysis of the game?

    Here are some specific examples of the article backing up their analysis of the game..

    *How does the article explore the TONE of the game?

  7. *How does the article cite the significance of that part of the game?

    The author from huffingtonpost.com describe and explain the details of the basketball game. The author signify fundamental element of how and why does the player take action. The author most explain of how the player activities and decisions create environment surround him. The article cite of how the player begin his journey.

    *How does the article explore how that part of the game connects to their greater ‘text’ (basketball season)?

    *How does the article explore HOW the players behave on their stage, and WHY they behave that way?

    *How does the article give SPECIFIC examples backing up their analysis of the game?

    *How does the article explore the TONE of the game?

  8. This article cite is significance in that part of the game because it was well described on the players. It was well put together also indicated what the coaches and others have said, connecting to what happens outside of the court as well as inside.

    The article explored quite a few games, connecting one to the whole seasons on how they have planned, on what was happening consistently to one specific player. It all then connects and built the greater text on the basketball season. there was a lot of excitement in the text because it was so detailed on all the games, players that quotes and time was used into the text.

    The article have talked about the behaviors of the players in the court by putting in detail on who was doing what and his own personal thoughts to it.

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