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Literature Reading Techniques

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

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

3. 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

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

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

6. The tortoise and the hare

7. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

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

17. 'What is one supposed to do?'

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

19. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

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

21. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

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

23. 'She is a rock'

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

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

26. The clouds danced in the sky.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

40. Perspective from which the story is told.

41. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

42. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

43. A story that occurs within another story.

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

45. 'Sink or swim'

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

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

48. 'He met his Waterloo.'

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

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