How to Analyze Settings in Literature: Explanation and Examples


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Which of the following is the setting?

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1. The setting can:

2. Which of the following is a direct description of the setting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and accompanying worksheet will assess your ability to analyze settings in literature. You will be quizzed on the purpose of the setting and questions to ask when analyzing the setting.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Story elements make up the setting
  • Purpose of the setting
  • Identify an example of setting from sample text
  • Questions to ask when drawing conclusions about the setting
  • Questions to ask when interpreting the setting

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the setting of a story in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about questions to ask when analyzing settings
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the three steps to analyzing setting

Additional Learning

To learn more about this aspect of literary analysis, review the corresponding lesson on How to Analyze Settings in Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define setting
  • Learn about three basic steps used to analyze setting
  • Understand questions to ask to aid in analysis
  • Review the setting of The Giver by Lois Lowry