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Literature Reading Techniques

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1. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

2. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

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

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

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

6. 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

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

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

9. 'She is a rock'

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

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

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

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

14. The tortoise and the hare

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

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

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

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

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

20. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

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

22. 'Sink or swim'

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

24. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

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

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

27. I love to sing - in the spring.

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

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

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

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

32. 'What is one supposed to do?'

33. Perspective from which the story is told.

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

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

36. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

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

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

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

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

41. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

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

43. 'He met his Waterloo.'

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

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

46. The clouds danced in the sky.

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

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

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

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