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Literature Reading Techniques

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

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

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

4. 'She is a rock'

5. Perspective from which the story is told.

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

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

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

9. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

10. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

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

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

13. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

14. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

31. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

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

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

34. I love to sing - in the spring.

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

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

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

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

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

40. The clouds danced in the sky.

41. The tortoise and the hare

42. 'Sink or swim'

43. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

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

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

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

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

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

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

50. A story that occurs within another story.