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Ch 2: Interpreting Theme & Meaning in Literature: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Interpreting Theme and Meaning in Literature chapter of this SAT Subject Test in Literature Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about interpreting theme and meaning. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the methods for interpreting theme and meaning required in a typical SAT literature prep course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other SAT literature prep work.
  • Identify the literary interpretation concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our SAT Subject Test in Literature Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn how to interpret theme and meaning and prepare for the exam. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding mood and tone, imagery, symbolism or any other topic related to literary interpretation.
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their SAT literature preparation
  • Prefer learning about literature visually
  • Find themselves struggling to prepare for the SAT Subject Test in Literature
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in preparing for the SAT Subject Test in Literature
  • Need access to SAT literature materials

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make preparing for the SAT literature section simple and fun.
  • Cost Efficient: For less than 20% of the cost of a private tutor, you'll have unlimited access 24/7.
  • Consistent High Quality: Unlike a live SAT prep tutor, these video lessons are thoroughly reviewed.
  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Review the methods for interpreting theme and meaning on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Become familiar with common literary terms.
  • Understand the meaning of inference.
  • Develop close reading, visualization and other reading strategies.
  • Describe the difference between connotation and denotation.
  • Define and give examples of literary motifs.
  • Discuss the differences between mood and tone.
  • Use a step-by-step approach to analyze a literary selection.
  • Understand how text can guide literary interpretation.

5 Lessons in Chapter 2: Interpreting Theme & Meaning in Literature: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

1. What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about how writers use themes in works of literature as a way to explore universal ideas like love and war. You will also explore motifs, or repeating objects and ideas, which can contribute to theme.

Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

2. Tone vs. Mood: Interpreting Meaning In Prose

In this lesson, learn the difference between the tone and the mood of a piece of prose. Explore examples of how tone and mood are conveyed by authors through word choice and telling details.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

3. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

4. Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

In this lesson you will learn how poets and authors use symbolism in their writing to make it more meaningful and interesting. Explore how descriptive writing called imagery appeals to the senses, adding to works of literature.

Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

5. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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