Humanities English Mid term review
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An expression or phrase whose meaning is not predictable from the usual meanings of its words, such as kick the bucket, costs an arm and a leg, or Raining cats and dogs, but that is culturally understood.
the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
Dickens uses satire to ridicule different characters.
STOP AND PAY ATTENTION. Summarize/explain what you have read. This is a great place to stop and check whether you understand the text. Read on (and sometimes even reread) and your understanding may change and develop. When you find the answers to any questions you have had, note them in the text.
Ask questions about the text. What are you confused by? What is motivating the character(s)? Why are certain things happening?
Try to figure out what will happen next and how the selection might end. Then read on to see how accurate your guesses are.
Connect personally with what you are reading. Think of similarities between the descriptions in the selection and what you have personally experienced, seen, and heard or read about. Also, connect to anything you may have already read or seen in media (movies, news broadcasts, newspapers, magazines, Internet).
Form opinions about what you've read, both while you're reading and after you've finished. Develop your own ideas about characters and events.
Make a logical guess or come to a conclusion based from the story or text.
a story in which the people, places, and things symbolize something else, like ideas and concepts
a recurring element in a literary piece
a central idea integrated throughout the work
an object representing something else