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Literature Reading Techniques

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Simple - complex - inverted order - etc. (arrangement of words in grammatical elements)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. The tortoise and the hare

12. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

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

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

15. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

16. I love to sing - in the spring.

17. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

18. 'Sink or swim'

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

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

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

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

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

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

25. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

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

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

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

29. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

30. 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

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

32. 'She is a rock'

33. The clouds danced in the sky.

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

35. 'What is one supposed to do?'

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

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

38. 'He met his Waterloo.'

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

40. A story that occurs within another story.

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

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

43. Perspective from which the story is told.

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

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

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

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

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

49. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

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