PRENTICE HALL LITERATURE TIMELESS VOICES , TIMELESS THEMES SILVER LEVEL. FORMS OF LITERATURE. FORMS OF LITERATURE. Just as various types of government and society have developed over the course of history, so have different forms of literature.
What do you learn about the main character and setting of this novel from this passage?
Buck did not read the newspapers, or he would have known that trouble was brewing, not alone for himself, but for every tide-water dog, strong of muscle and with warm, long hair, from Puget Sound to San Diego…
Which details show that the story is set during the Civil War?
He saw a general on a black horse gazing over the lines of blue infantry at the green woods which veiled his problems.
Who is the subject of this nonfiction piece?
O f all the great artists of Japan, the one Westerners probably like and understand best is Katsushika Hokusai…
Which part of this dramatic text is dialogue and which is stage directions?
Miep: Are you all right, Mr. Frank?
Mr. Frank: [Quickly controlling himself] Yes, Miep, yes.
What qualities of the passage reveal that it is poetry?
Slowly, silently, now the moon
walks the night in her silver shoon;
This way, and that, she peers, and sees
Silver fruit upon silver trees…
What natural fact does this folk tale “explain” in the African American dialect, or regional speech, of the South?
De wind is a woman, and the water is a woman too…When you see a storm on the water, it’s the wind and the water fightin’ over demchillun.