Analyzing Parts of a Text to Understand the Whole


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A paragraph from a text tells you that it's a bright sunny day at Central Park in 1952. Children are laughing and playing and everyone is enjoying the gorgeous weather. Which elements can we best analyze from this sample?

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1. Events are leading up to a narrator meeting his hero in person. First, the author describes how the narrator felt as a child about his hero, how even later events that disgraced his hero didn't deter him, and how now, decades later, he still tries to keep up with news about his hero's life. What element of analysis focuses on the particular way the story unfolds?

2. A writer chooses words that were spoken mainly in the 1500s for a novel about that era. When we analyze a paragraph of this text, what will we probably notice first and foremost?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will configure your understanding of a text through its parts. Your knowledge of the elements of analysis will be assessed through questions involving sample scenarios and passages.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll need to do the following to pass the quiz:

  • Pick out the relevant element of analysis in a given scenario
  • Identify the term referring to the way a story unfolds
  • Analyze the example of comparison in a given book description
  • Interpret text using the elements of analysis

Skills Practiced

Some of the skills you'll practice with these assessments include the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on understanding a text through its parts
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding elements of analysis
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the details of a text and its elements

Additional Learning

Find out more about the way we can understand a text through its parts by reading this lesson. The lesson is called Analyzing Parts of a Text to Understand the Whole, and it adheres to these following objectives:

  • Understand language and how it is applied in a text
  • Determine the style of a text
  • Recognize how a text can be used for a specific message