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TSI Reading Literary analysis
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Discuss how setting and time frame are relevant to a text's meaning?
They help the reader place the story in a time and a space.
Author uses setting and time frame to anchor text, create a mood, and enhance the meaning.
A word that replaces a noun such as I, He, She, You, It, We, or they.
pronoun must agree with antecedent in number (singular/plural)/gender (masculine/feminine)/person (first/second/third)
Explain why proof reading is an important part of the writing process.
proof reading is an important part of the writing process because it allows the writer to ensure that the text is exactly how they want it to be.
Why does an author use comic relief?
comic relief is used by an author to break up a dramatic or tragic scene. Often authors will use comedy to parallel what is happening in the tragic scenes.
Can a story have more than one theme?
Where can a reader figure out what the theme of the story is?
Reader needs to figure out the theme based on the events in the story. Sometimes it is stated directly in the text, however this is not usually the case.
Explain how to determine the theme of the passage?
the reader must figure it out from the topic, information, or plot of a passage.
What is a Theme?
the main idea that everything revolves around,
the message or broad idea of the passage.
What is a main idea?
Main subject essay is based on. Main point everything revolves around (thesis)
What is a supporting detail?
reasons, examples, steps, or other kinds of factual evidence that explain a main idea.
What is the purpose of The following: newspaper articles, short stories, and advertisements.
to inform, entertain, describe, and persuade.
When will the main idea appear in the story?
A main idea will usually appear in the first one or two paragraphs of a story.
A sentence, most often appearing at the beginning of a paragraph, that announces the paragraph's idea and often unites it with the work's thesis.
How can you identify supporting details?
supporting details may include descriptions of the weather, the color of a characters eyes or hair, the sounds that a character hears. Usually are mentioned only once; they help create or develop the main idea.
why is a rhetorical scheme used ?
to emphasize, draw analogies or engage the reader.
List the 6 Major types of logical organization that are frequently used in research.
2. A series of definitions identifying what something is or is not.
3. dividing or classifying information into separate items.
5. cause and effect
6. problem and solution
Describe how style, tone, and mood are expressed text.
*style refers to weather the author uses long and flowing sentences, short, choppy or something in-between.
* Tone involves the attitude that the author displays in the paper how he feels. Describes the scene and situation.
*mood is uplifting, down, scared or excited depending on how the author uses them.
what are context clues?
words used to help find the meaning of an unfamiliar word
What is meant by text evidence.
information included in a text that supports the main point of the paper.
what is figurative language?
Any way of saying something other than the ordinary way (Saying one thing and meaning another)
Describe how to compare the ideas presented in two different stories.
Make a list or other graphic organizer of the points presented in each story. Write down the main point and supporting points in each story. Then the reader can compare, and show how they are the same or different.
Discuss the impact of words on tone.
Tone is a result of the words chosen. i.e. strong action verbs can create a tone that is forceful. even though two words can have the same meaning some words have a greater impact.
A conclusion one can draw from the presented details.
Arrangement of words in phrases and sentences
A direct or indirect reference to something which is presumably commonly known, such as an event, book, myth, place, or work of art.
name the 3 main types on conflict in literature
1. man versus man
2. man versus nature
3. man versus self
Describe what is meant by the term inference.
an inference is a conclusion or generalization that the reader makes based on the information provided within a text.
subject verb agreement
subject stays the same; verb must be singular or plural to match the subject
information that is found directly in the text.
How can conflicts be resolved in literature?
i.e man versus man
man versus self
man versus nature
this depends on the conflict. The plot starts with the lead up to the conflict, then the conflict itself, then the solution or resolution.
1. man versus man the conflict is usually resolved by the two parties coming to some sort of agreement.
2. in man versus nature the conflict is often resolved by man coming to some realization about some aspect of nature.
3. in Man versus self the conflict is often resolved by the character growing or coming to an understanding about a part of himself.
How do you evaluate the credibility of a text.
First take a close look at the author. If the text is being put out by a person with a specific agenda that text is going to be biased in a particular direction. The authors motives play a critical role in determining credibility.
Compares two different things using "like" or "as"
3 words that you often see
a, an, and the
A figure of speech in which an object or animal is given human feelings, thoughts, or attitudes
A figure of speech that uses exaggeration to express strong emotion, make a point, or evoke humor
A person, place, thing, or idea
Words that describe nouns
A comparison of two unlike things without using the word like or as.
An action word
A word that describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb
A word used to join words or groups of words
man and woman, wind or weather.
stands before a noun as in or through a door.
shows surprise as in Oh! or Ah!
Who implies things?
Author and speakers
To express or suggest indirectly
who infers things?
readers and listeners
true or false. Two words can be used to describe the same event but not the same action.