• The format of the test will be multiple choice.
  • For works we have studied, know big picture things and literary focus of each story. It is not a good idea to reread each story.
  • When using your textbook, use the Handbook of Literary Terms on p866. Also refer to each of the literary introductory sections.
  • There will be reading comprehension passages with multiple choice questions. These will be similar to the many passages we've worked with in class. Be sure to sufficiently annotate each passage. Practice passage provided in class. Find answers here: Answers to Reading Comprehension Statue of Liberty passage
  • Literary Terms - know definitions and how they work. Refer to the textbook sections and the Handbook of Literary Terms on p866

First semester exam will not include poetry or drama terms and these are not included in the following list. The following list is not exhaustive. Refer to class notes from the semester.

Allegory
Autobiography
Biography
Character
Conflict - and types of conflict
Connotation
Denotation
Description
Essay
Exposition
Fable
Farce
Flashback
Foreshadowing
Irony
- Verbal irony
- Situational irony
- Dramatic irony
Mood
Narration
Nonfiction
Novel
Persuasion
Plot
Point of view - and point of view types
Satire
Setting
Short story
Speaker - in terms of identifying point of view
Stereotype
Suspense
Symbol and symbolism
Theme
Tone