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Literature Reading Techniques

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1. A work that reveals a critical attitude toward some element of human behavior by portraying it in an extreme way. It doesn't simply abuse (as in invective) or get personal (as in sarcasm). It targets groups or large concepts rather than individuals

2. A literary technique that presents the thoughts and feelings of a character as they occur.

3. The doctor wrote me a subscription for some medication.

4. 'y'all' - 'ayah' - 'sho - there's ticks a-plenty' - 'thou hast'

5. 'house' verse 'home' --one has a more positive value than the other

6. The tortoise and the hare

7. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

8. Saying one thing and meaning another. When an outcome is unexpected by either a character or the audience.

9. A story that occurs within another story.

10. Kevin and Max in Freak the Mighty. One is the brain - the other is the braun.

11. Perspective from which the story is told.

12. 'He loved swimming - hiking - and fishing all summer long.'

13. Simple - complex - inverted order - etc. (arrangement of words in grammatical elements)

14. Hints or clues given along the way as to how the plot will end.

15. Iambic pentameter is used in sonnets - dactyl - trochee - etc.

16. 'Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.'

17. While the student was inside the school learning - his mother was inside the home cleaning.

18. Author takes on an identity other than his own.

19. Tells the story. May be main or minor character - reliable or unreliable.

20. 'Sink or swim'

21. Words spoken aloud by a character to himself - the audience - or another character.

22. Chetah is to fast - as is turtle is to slow

23. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

24. 'You should know what these terms mean - but more importantly - you should be able to recognize them in use within a given text.'

25. 'I could probably manage to survive on a salary of two million dollars per year.'

26. American Flag - hearts - wedding rings - etc.

27. I could smell the newly mowed lawn - hear the birds chirping - and see the budding leaves. Spring is here!

28. The final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work

29. 'That's nice.' 'Smart as a whip.' 'Smelling like a rose.'

30. 'I get it! You really do have to study!'

31. 'As I fell down the stairs headfirst - I heard her say - 'Look at that coordination!''

32. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

33. 'She is a rock'

34. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

35. 'I understand that not everyone likes summer assignments - since I have summer work to do too.'

36. I love to sing - in the spring.

37. 'What is one supposed to do?'

38. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

39. The way one acts - speaks - thinkgs - are dressed - etc.

40. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

41. The horse and buggy trotted along the dusty - dirt road.

42. 'He met his Waterloo.'

43. 'Life is perfect - and all things are wonderful.'

44. Teaching students in today's face-paced world is difficult.

45. A narrative technique that records a character's internal flow of thoughts - memories - and ideas

46. I pity those people who lost his or her job during the recession.

47. Interrupted action of a work with the action of previous events.

48. As a fish takes to water - you will take to literary analysis.

49. Interrupted action of a work with the action of future events.

50. The voice of the poem or literary piece (not necessarily the author)