Organizing Literary Evidence

ORGANIZING EVIDENCE IN A NOVEL STUDY

 I. Figures of Speech

A. alliteration: use an ellipsis to eliminate unnecessary words; underline the matching initial letters; provide the page number

B. appositives: copy the entire sentence; underline the appositive; provide the page number

C. similes: use an ellipsis to eliminate unnecessary words; provide the page number

D. metaphors: use an ellipsis to eliminate unnecessary words; provide the page number

 II. Inferences

A. true to life sentences:
1. provide the quotation and page number
2. tell the connection: Even today,…

B. humorous passages:
1. provide the quotation and page number
2. between the lines: tell what was meant in the book
4. beyond the lines: In society today,…

C. foreshadowing:
1. provide the quotation and page number
2. between the lines: It hints that…

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