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Literature Reading Techniques

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1. The clouds danced in the sky.

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

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

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

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

6. Perspective from which the story is told.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. 'He met his Waterloo.'

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

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

16. I love to sing - in the spring.

17. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

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

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

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

21. 'Sink or swim'

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

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

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

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

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

27. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

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

29. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

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

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

32. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

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

34. The tortoise and the hare

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

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

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

38. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

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

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

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

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

43. 'What is one supposed to do?'

44. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

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

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

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

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

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

50. 'She is a rock'