Practice Analyzing Dialogue


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What purpose can dialogue serve?

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1. What important questions should we ask ourselves when analyzing dialogue?

2. What is so distinct about the dialogue that Lorraine Hansberry uses in her play 'A Raisin in the Sun'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of how an analysis of dialogue can give you more insights into a story. You'll be assessed on your understanding of things to consider when analyzing dialogue and given practice on examples from famous works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The purpose of dialogue
  • Questions to ask when analyzing dialogue
  • The definition of dialect

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson about analyzing dialogue
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding dialect
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to analyze works by Lorraine Hansberry and Elmore Leonard

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Practice Analyzing Dialogue. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn how to analyze dialogue
  • Understand the purpose of dialogue
  • Analyze works by important authors
  • Find out what sections of dialogue might be cut by writers