Literary Analysis Basics Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. How can the initial stages of analysis help you feel connected to a piece of literature?

Question 2 2. What should you NOT focus on when making connections to the text?

Question 3 3. What should you be able to do once you've finished interpreting a piece of literature?

Question 4 4. According to deconstructionism, we can never know the true definition of something because we tend to define things ___________~.

Question 5 5. A scaffolding is an apt analogy of the principles of deconstruction because ________________.

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Question 6 6. The concept of differ'ance implies that _____________.

Question 7 7. Why does it matter what literary period a work is written in?

Question 8 8. T.S. Eliot's 'The Waste Land' is a crucial example of which period?

Question 9 9. Which list puts 3 literary movements in the correct order?

Question 10 10. The three basic parts of literary analysis are

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Question 11 11. What does the last phase of literary analysis involve?

Question 12 12. 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 13 13. The word synthesis means which of the following?

Question 14 14. If you read a book and develop 'bad' feelings toward a character and subsequently do not like that character, you have experienced which type of synthesis?

Question 15 15. In the writing example, synthesis involved which of the following?

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Question 16 16. You enter the room and sit down. This is an example of _____.

Question 17 17. How does the third person limited narrator differ from third person omniscient narrator in an American novel?

Question 18 18. An unreliable narrator is one that _____.

Question 19 19. Analysis should be what?

Question 20 20. What is point of view when responding to literature?

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Question 21 21. Which is putting information together and drawing conclusions?

Question 22 22. Many rhetorical devices rely on repetition for their desired effects. Which of these is NOT repeated in one or more rhetorical devices?

Question 23 23. Which is the best example of using a rhetorical device effectively, and why?

Question 24 24. Rhetorical devices are used by speakers to interact in what way with their audiences?

Question 25 25. What is the theme of a short story?

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Question 26 26. What is the setting of a short story?

Question 27 27. What is the mood of a short story?

Question 28 28. Underlining _____ will help you select the proper response in a multiple-choice question, thus avoiding _____, or incorrect responses.

Question 29 29. When taking a multiple choice test in literature, which of the following is NOT a way to increase comprehension of a piece when reading for a test?

Question 30 30. Joe is taking a literature test. He easily eliminates one answer choice. The remaining choices all seem very similar to him. Which of the following are ways for Joe to determine which one of the answers is correct?

Literary Analysis Basics Chapter Exam Instructions

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