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Literature Reading Techniques

Subject : soft-skills
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1. 'Sink or swim'

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

3. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

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

5. The tortoise and the hare

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

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

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

9. 'Milton! Thou shoulds't be living at this hour.'

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

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

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

13. 'What is one supposed to do?'

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

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

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

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

18. I love to sing - in the spring.

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

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

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

22. A story that occurs within another story.

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

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

25. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

26. Hamlet - Othello - Macbeth - Willie Loman - Ethan Frome - etc.

27. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

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

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

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

31. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

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

33. The clouds danced in the sky.

34. 'She is a rock'

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

36. 'He met his Waterloo.'

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

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

39. 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

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

41. A subordinate plot in a play - novel - or similar work.

42. Perspective from which the story is told.

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

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

45. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

46. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

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

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

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

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