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Literature Reading Techniques

Subject : soft-skills
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1. 'That's nice.' 'Smart as a whip.' 'Smelling like a rose.'

2. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

3. 'He met his Waterloo.'

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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

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

11. 'Sink or swim'

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

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

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

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

16. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

17. Perspective from which the story is told.

18. The clouds danced in the sky.

19. 'She is a rock'

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

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

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

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

24. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

25. I love to sing - in the spring.

26. The tortoise and the hare

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

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

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

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

31. 'What is one supposed to do?'

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

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

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

35. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

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. A story that occurs within another story.

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

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

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

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

43. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

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

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

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

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

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

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

50. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.