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Literature Reading Techniques

Subject : soft-skills
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1. 'house' verse 'home' --one has a more positive value than the other

2. The tortoise and the hare

3. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

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

5. 'He met his Waterloo.'

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

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

8. 'What is one supposed to do?'

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

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

11. 'Sink or swim'

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

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

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

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

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

17. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

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

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

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

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

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

23. The clouds danced in the sky.

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

25. 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

26. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

27. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

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

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

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

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

33. Perspective from which the story is told.

34. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

35. 'She is a rock'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

44. I love to sing - in the spring.

45. A story that occurs within another story.

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

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

48. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

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

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