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Literature Reading Techniques

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

2. Perspective from which the story is told.

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

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

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

6. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

7. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. I love to sing - in the spring.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25. The clouds danced in the sky.

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

27. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

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

29. 'Sink or swim'

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

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

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

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

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

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

36. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

37. A story that occurs within another story.

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

39. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

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

41. 'She is a rock'

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

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

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

45. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

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

47. 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

48. 'What is one supposed to do?'

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

50. The tortoise and the hare