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Literature Reading Techniques

Subject : soft-skills
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1. Romance - historical - bildungsroman - etc.

2. 'Sink or swim'

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

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

5. I love to sing - in the spring.

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

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

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

9. 'What is one supposed to do?'

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

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

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

13. Perspective from which the story is told.

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

15. 'Much madness is divinest sense.'

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

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

18. The tortoise and the hare

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

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

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

22. 'sweet sorrow' 'cold fire'

23. A story that occurs within another story.

24. Things left completely unsaid; unknowns.

25. The clouds danced in the sky.

26. Scary Movie and Weird Al's songs.

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

28. 'She is a rock'

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. 'The shot heard 'round the world'

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

37. 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

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

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

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

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

42. 'Bells - bells - bells...'

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

44. 'He met his Waterloo.'

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

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

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

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

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

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