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Literature Reading Techniques

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1. 'He met his Waterloo.'

2. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

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

4. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

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

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

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

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

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

10. 'Sink or swim'

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

12. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20. 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

21. 'She is a rock'

22. The clouds danced in the sky.

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

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

25. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

32. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

33. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

34. The tortoise and the hare

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

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

37. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

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

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

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

41. 'What is one supposed to do?'

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

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

44. I love to sing - in the spring.

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

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

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

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

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

50. Perspective from which the story is told.