Reading for SOAPS
What is theSubject? the general topic, content, ideas contained in the text.
What is theOccasion? the time and place of the piece, the situation that provoked the writer to write?
Who is theAudience? the group of readers to whom the piece is directed.
What is thePurpose? the reason behind the text.
Who is theSpeaker? the voice behind the text, what do you know about him/her from reading the text?