Reading Strategies & Literary Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

Question 2 2. You have a dinner party and all the guests ask for seconds. What is the most logical conclusion?

Question 3 3. What does it mean to make an inference?

Question 4 4. The best approach to making an inference is to _____.

Question 5 5. Which of the following is an example of a non sequitur?

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Question 6 6. What is analyzing a poem for its rhythm and meter known as?

Question 7 7. Why might someone write an elegy?

Question 8 8. Which of the following is an example of an either/or fallacy?

Question 9 9. In a prose structure, what is the subtext?

Question 10 10. Why should you avoid logical fallacies in your writing?

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Question 11 11. What do we call the tale of the conflict or the clash of characters or ideas in a story?

Question 12 12. When reading a story, it is important to _____ or find the intended meaning.

Question 13 13. Clues to an author's intended meaning may be found through historical contexts, culture contexts, the author's background, and _____.

Question 14 14. Why is imagery important?

Question 15 15. Which of the following would a reader NOT do in the second phase in the literary analysis process?

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Question 16 16. In the basic prose structure, what do we call the part where everything ties up in the end?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is an example of an overly broad generalization?

Question 18 18. What is the basic unit of measurement in poetry?

Question 19 19. Why is I want to be an English major, so I will go grocery shopping this afternoon an example of a non sequitur?

Question 20 20. In examining author style and language, what is it that you need to already have a working knowledge of?

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Question 21 21. The last line of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel 'The Great Gatsby' reads as follows: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. What point-of-view does this line's narrator have?

Question 22 22. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

Question 23 23. At the beginning of William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet, we are given the information that the characters live in Verona. What basic part of comprehension does this information fulfill?

Question 24 24. In a poem, the _____ is its literal meaning and _____ is what it implies.

Question 25 25. What style of writing was Shakespeare primarily known for?

Reading Strategies & Literary Analysis Chapter Exam Instructions

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