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Methods of Effective Literary Commentary

             - Understanding of literary techniques.
             - Onomatopoeia - words that are spelt in a similar way to the sound.
             - Allegory - narrative using symbols.
             - Euphemism - cold slumber (death).
             - Similes - white as snow (figurative language as opposed to literal language).
             - Oxymoron - silent scream.
             - Hyperbole.
             - Visual imagery.
             - Personification - the howling wind, dancing grass, smiling moon.
             - Punctuation.
             -Structure - paragraphs.
             - Objectification - opposite of personification - standing like a statue.
             - Pun - humorous and literal meaning.
             - Symbol - an object representing an idea. .
             - Motif - an idea or a theme that recurs throughout a play, story or poem.
             - Setting .
             - Paradox - idea that cannot be understood but has a deeper meaning alienation .
             Ability to explain author's use of techniques to affect reader.
             (Balance sharp-edged critical analysis with personal impression.).
             - Read briefly. Highlight outstanding words or phrases.
             - Make brief notes about context (specific situation surrounding a setting). How this fits into the scope of the overall text.
             - Why was this passage chosen?.
             - Make brief notes for characters (who? why are they important?)/plot (entire story/text)/theme (main ideas)/tone/.
             mood/feeling/atmosphere)/structure (punctuation/ etc.)/diction (use of language)/etc.
             Logical organization includes the following:.
             - Meaning: What's the central impact? Irony or ambiguity? Stated or implied meaning?.
             - Tone/Voice: Who's the speaker? Does voice shift? Is it overheard or consciously projected?.
             - Mood: Usually depends on the tone. Emotional atmosphere of the whole passage. Mood and tone can shift.
             - Form: Structure and pattern. Linear development, circular structure, echoing motif. What's the connection between .
             form and content? Idea structure. Shift in tone point of view.
             - Diction/Syntax: Describe effects and success, your impressions. .
             - Word Choice: Chosen for sound/syntax: sentences complete?.

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