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Literature Reading Techniques

Subject : soft-skills
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1. The clouds danced in the sky.

2. The tortoise and the hare

3. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

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

5. 'Sink or swim'

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

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

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. American Flag - hearts - wedding rings - etc.

10. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

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

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

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

14. 'She is a rock'

15. Perspective from which the story is told.

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

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

18. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

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

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

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

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

23. A story that occurs within another story.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

36. 'He met his Waterloo.'

37. 'What is one supposed to do?'

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

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

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

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

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

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

44. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

45. I love to sing - in the spring.

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

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

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

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

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