Writing Style in The Things They Carried


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Which of these is the best definition for verisimilitude?

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1. _____ is another term for word choice.

2. Which of these is an example of O'Brien's elevated diction in The Things They Carried?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dissect the writing style in The Things They Carried with these interactive study resources. Quiz questions will test you on things like defining certain words and understanding their practical literary application.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these study tools to:

  • Recognize the author's narrative writing style
  • Understand the message portrayed by the book
  • Analyze the significance of word choice in the story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the writing style in The Things They Carried
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of word choice and how it is connected to literary technique
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the message of the book and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about word choice

Additional Learning

Use the lesson entitled Writing Style in The Things They Carried to learn more about the author's narrative style. The lesson covers the following:

  • Understand how the author portrays war in the story, and what can be learned from that portrayal
  • Analyze what effects literary devices can have on readers
  • Determine how the characters in the book deal with various conflict