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Literature Reading Techniques

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

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

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

4. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

5. 'She is a rock'

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

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

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

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

16. Perspective from which the story is told.

17. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

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

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

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

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

22. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

23. 'What is one supposed to do?'

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

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

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

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

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

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

30. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

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

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

33. 'Sink or swim'

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

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

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

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

38. I love to sing - in the spring.

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

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

41. A story that occurs within another story.

42. 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

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

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

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

46. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

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

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

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

50. The tortoise and the hare