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Approaches to Lit Final Exam
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Story of an Hour: The doctor pronounces that Mrs. Mallard died of a heart condition, of "the joy that kills." This is an example of?
Story of an Hour: What authorial choice helped to establish the ironic ending?
3rd person close psychic distance - we know Mrs. Mallard's thoughts about the death throughout the story
What You Pawn I Will Redeem: Which common type of story?
What You Pawn: The yellow bead on the regalia reminds Jackson's family that...
They are not perfect
The Swimmer: Neddie Merrill saw himself as a...
The Swimmer: Neddie Merrill's driving purpose...
To find Lucinda through swimming in all the pools
Sonny's Blues: Sonny's brother has a problem with "horse" otherwise known as...
Sonny's Blues: What is the profession of the narrator?
The Lesson: Had to do with a toy boat and...
The Lesson: POV
First person participant, remote temporal distance
Woman Hollering Creek: Favorite type of TV show
Cathedral: The narrator's epiphany happens when the narrator bonds with his house guest. He draws a gothic cathedral while Robert's hand is resting on his. What was it that made the narrator aware of a similar moment that happened between Robert and the narrator's wife?
They kept writing poems to each other
The Open Boat: The Bird might signal nature's indifference to the survival drama of human beings in the story. Which literary element describes this feature?
The Open Boat: "If I am to drown..." is repeated several times, which literary element is this?
The Open Boat: The oiler works the hardest, does the most rowing, but is the only one to end up dying, which literary element?
The Yellow Wallpaper: It is difficult to understand the narrator due to her illness and delusion, you might call her an...
Hills Like White Elephants: POV
Third person, remote psychic distance
Araby: Name comes from...
Araby: Inciting incident
"She asked me was I going to Araby", the unusual intruded upon the usual
Good Man is Hard to Find: The grandmother has pleaded successfully in diverting from FL so ending of the story could be considered...
Ozymandias: Type of closed form poem with 14 lines of iambic pentameter
Ozymandias: Which best approximates the sentiments expressed in the poem?
Power can be arrogant and cruel, but can't last forever, Ozy desires domination and causes fear
O Me! O Life!: The speaker compares the dehumanizing thrust of mass culture, the human project broadly, the sweep of history, and the "endless trains of the faithless" to...
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock: Lines of Italian at the beginning of the poem, what is this feature called?
SF: Chapter 1 narrator compares himself to what biblical figure?
SF: Mary O'Hare would oppose which of the following casting decisions in a movie made from the book?
John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Peter Lawford
SF: "So it goes" literary element
SF: Fiction discussing fiction is also known as...
SF: Member of the Three Musketeers
SF: executed by firing squad for committing theft
SF: writes scientific fiction novels and oversees newspaper delivery
SF: introduces Billy Pilgrim to the scientific fiction stylings of Kilgore Trout
SF: recruits American prisoners of war to fight with the Germans against the Russians
SF: wants to give corrective lenses for human souls
SF: shares a zoo enclosure on a faraway planet
SF: Bug trapped in amber acts as a paperweight on Billy's desk and is an image used by the Tralfamadorians to help Billy understand how they view time... Since there are two levels of meaning, this could be called a...
SF: Author compared Dresden after the bombing to ...
SF: Claims that revenge is the "sweetest thing there is"
SF: What was hidden in the lining of Billy Pilgrim's coat?
SF: dies from inhaling carbon monoxide
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