How Dialogue Propels Action

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Give an example of how dialogue can move a story forward

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1. Why is it important for a writer to choose words and lines carefully for his/her characters to say in a conversation?

2. In the excerpt discussed from O. Henry's short story 'A Retrieved Reformation', explain why it so important for Annabel to say, 'Can't you do something, Ralph? Try, won't you?'.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools will assess your understanding of how dialogue propels action in literature. To pass the quiz, you will need to know how dialogue can move a story forward as well as explain the significance of sample lines of dialogue.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • How dialogue can move a story forward
  • Why it is important for a writer to choose their character's words carefully
  • Identify the significance of lines from ''A Retrieved Reformation'' and The Secret Life of Bees
  • What would happen if a writer only summarized scenes and didn't use dialogue

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about dialogue in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how dialogue drives action in a story
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the importance of dialogue

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of dialogue, review the corresponding lesson on How Dialogue Propels Action in Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how dialogue drives action
  • Discuss dialogue in O'Henry's ''A Retrieved Reformation''
  • Discuss Kidd's use of dialogue in The Secret Life of Bees
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