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Literature Reading Techniques

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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

9. 'Sink or swim'

10. I love to sing - in the spring.

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

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

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

14. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

15. The clouds danced in the sky.

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

17. Perspective from which the story is told.

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

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

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

21. 'What is one supposed to do?'

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

23. The tortoise and the hare

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

25. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

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

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

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

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

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

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

32. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

33. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

41. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

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

43. 'She is a rock'

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

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

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

47. A story that occurs within another story.

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

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

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