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Literature Reading Techniques

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

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

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

4. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

5. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

6. 'What is one supposed to do?'

7. I love to sing - in the spring.

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

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

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

11. A story that occurs within another story.

12. 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

13. 'She is a rock'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

22. 'Sink or swim'

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

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

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

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

27. The clouds danced in the sky.

28. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

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

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

31. The tortoise and the hare

32. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

42. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

43. Perspective from which the story is told.

44. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

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

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

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

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

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

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