Stream of Consciousness in Literature: Definition & Examples


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What is the goal of stream of consciousness narration?

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1. What is one disadvantage of stream of consciousness narration?

2. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Stream of consciousness describes a narrative technique, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of how to use it. You will learn to identify examples of stream of consciousness and important authors.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Definition of stream of consciousness
  • History of this writing style
  • Examples of stream of consciousness
  • Person who coined the phrase 'stream of consciousness'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the goals related to stream of consciousness and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify who coined the phrase 'stream of consciousness'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding techniques used by authors

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson called Stream of Consciousness in Literature: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the meaning of stream of consciousness
  • Understand how and why stream of consciousness is used
  • Identify examples of this writing style
  • Know important authors and works that used stream of consciousness