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BJU Excursions in Literature Unit 5 hehe
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What is the term for the point of view that gives the reader insight into the thoughts of all the characters in a story?
We say that "the banks of the Sacramento" is written from the limited point of view because
Throughout most of the story, we have insight into what only Jerry is thinking
All of the following are examples of foreshadowing in "the banks of the Sacramento" except which one?
Jerry's wishing that his father had been there to see him
"You need to go upstairs" is an example of a type of writing in which the author attempts to reproduce the thoughts in a characters mind with little attention to grammar or logic. This type of writing is known as
Stream of consciousness
The narrator of "you need to go upstairs" is
In "you need to go upstairs" author Rumer Godden uses many descriptions of smells, sounds, and textures. What is the term that identifies this type of description?
The authorial purpose of "you need to go upstairs" was probably not
To discourage blind individuals from living by themselves
The boy in "incident of the French camp" delivers a message to
What is an example of irony that occurs in "incident of the French Camp"?
The boy smiles as he falls dead
All of the following are true about "incident of the French Camp" and "Emily Gieger" except that
Both poems are epics
The setting of "Emily Gieger" is
The American south
What things apply to both the boy from "incident of the French Camp" and the main character in "Emily Geiger"?
Great courage in the face of danger, loyalty to a cause, perseverance in the refusal to give up, willing acceptance of hazardous challenges
True or false? "Emily Gieger" is an example of a narrative poem
The tone of "the first Robin" is
Ironic, sentimental, humorous, and serious
What is the main theme or message of "the first Robin"?
Like the Robin, man, though he may fail, should keep trying to make advancements regardless of naysayers
True or false? Heywood Broun's explanation of the robins preparations in "the first Robin" it's meant to be read literally.
True or false? The author of "the first Robin" maintains a consistent tone of meaningless humor throughout the piece
"The Way of the Water-Hyacinth" doesn't contain this
abcd rhyme scheme
In what way is the water-hyacinth in "The Way of the Water-Hyacinth " symbolic of an adventurer?
An adventurer must not be driven away by bad circumstances, but should be brave and should continue on until he has perform the duties give into him
The line "Spinning, swamped, slimed, sunk" from "The Way of the Water-Hyacinth " demonstrates what literary device?
From "all that is gold is not glitter", what does the statement that "not all those who wander are lost" exemplify?
True or false? Paradox occurs when a statement makes no sense whatsoever.
True or false? Context is an aspect of a work that may or may not influence a works meaning. "All that is gold does not glitter" and passages from the Bible are two examples of literature that do not require an understanding of context for correct interpretation.
What literary device involving overstatement does Erma Bombeck use to achieve humor in "elusive rest area"?
What is the term for a pause that is indicated by a mark of punctuation in the middle of a poetic line?
What term describes a line of poetry that flows past the end of one verse line into the next with no punctuation in between?
The atmosphere of "driving to town late to mail a letter" is best described as
What is an example of situational irony that occurs in "elusive rest area"?
Although Bombeck thinks that there will be a rest area every 30 miles, when the family is ready to eat lunch, the rest area stop appearing on the right side of the highway.
Which genre characterizes the writing of newspaper columnist such as Erma Bombeck?
Informal or personal essay
True or false? "Incident of the French Camp" is an example of an informal essay
True or false? Overstatement is commonly used in humorous writing
True or false? Caesura occure in "elusive rest area" when the riders children are said to have "raw hamburger breath"
Which is not a conflict that is present in Ben-hur?
Ben-Hur vs. Ilderim
In Ben-Hur pride is the chief character flaw of who?
Who is the chief antagonist of Ben-Hur?
True or false? The antagonist of the story is not always a villain
True or false? Essays seek to state a point of view, discuss a subject, or persuade the reader to accept an argument.
Ben Hur's motivation for wanting to drive the sheiks horse is________
To defeat and humiliate Messala
The statement from Ben-Hur that "pride is never so loud as when in chains" is an example of both personification and what other literary device?
What is Ben-Hurs motivation for wanting to be known as the son of Arrius rather than the son of Hur?
He does not think it wise to risk safety by having his true identity discovered
What are the three ways that Wallace uses understatement in Ben Hurs first meeting with Christ at the well?
1. The author uses clues such as "the carpenter" or names that may not be instantly familiar to the reader such as "Rabbi Joseph"
2. As Ben-Hur leaves the well, the author states that "Judah and the son of Mary met and parted" suggesting, rather than saying out right, that the young man at the well was Jesus
3. The description of Ben-Hurs response to Christ hints at the young man's importance
True or false? Character motivation refers to the reasons why a character behaves the way he or she does
True or false? The line from Ben Hur that states, "my father was not without honor in Jerusalem" demonstrates hyperbole.
Dramatic irony occurs in Ben-Hur when___________.
The reader learns what has happened to Ben-Hur's mother and sister, even though Ben-Hur does not know.
How are the characters Amrah and Simonides alike?
They both show loyalty to their masters and they both are willing to give of themselves freely to help reunite the Hur family
True or false? Malluch reveals his evil character by whipping Judah's horses
True or false? When the reader knows more about what is going on then the characters in the story, dramatic irony is occurring
Which of these genres best describes the work Ben-Hur?
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They were going to plant books in firemen's houses and turn in alarms on the firemen. This was to cast suspicion on all firemen.
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