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Literature Reading Techniques

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

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

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

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

11. 'She is a rock'

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

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

14. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

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

16. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

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

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

19. Perspective from which the story is told.

20. 'Sink or swim'

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

22. The clouds danced in the sky.

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

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

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

26. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

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

28. 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

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

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

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

32. The tortoise and the hare

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

34. 'He met his Waterloo.'

35. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

36. 'What is one supposed to do?'

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

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

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

40. A story that occurs within another story.

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

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

43. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

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

45. I love to sing - in the spring.

46. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

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

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

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

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