Archer English 11 Contemporary Literature

According to the introduction, the chief drawback of the spread of technology is….
the dehumanization of the individual

U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War…
sharply divided the American public

In general, postmodern literature…
comments on itself and is open to multiple interpretations

One of the characteristics of postmodern fiction is the use of…
nontraditional forms blurring the boundaries fiction and nonfiction

New journalists such as Truman Capote and Joan Didion attracted attention by..
including the writer’s presence and opinion in non-fiction writing

Postmodern poetry can be described as
rebellion against impersonal poetry that emphasizes intellectual analysis

In “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,” from which point of view is the poem told?
First Person

In “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,” when the speaker says, that he was “loosed from its dream of life,” he means that he…
realized he was about to die

In “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,” the first three words of the last line…
confirm a chilling sense of doom

The tone of this poem can be describe as…

An implied metaphor is a(n)…
suggested comparison between two unlike things

In “The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,” the implied comparison of the ball turret gunner is to…
an unborn child

In “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” when the dead man (Esteban) first washes up on shore, the children react by…
burying it and digging it up again.

In the beginning of “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” the village is best described as
small, poor, and plain

In “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” when the men come back, the women are happy because…
no neighboring village has claimed the body

In “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World,” the reader can infer that the villagers bury Esteban at sea rather than in the village because…
burial at sea is their normal custom

Ironically, the most vibrant character in the story is the–
dead man

“The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” is an example of magic realism because it includes:
1. realism 2. myth 3. imagination

In “Rules of the Game” the Jong family gets a chess set…
at a church Christmas party

In “Rules of the Game” Waverly becomes such a good chess player because…
she is curious and intelligent

In “Rules of the Game” Mrs. Jong attributes Waverly’s success at chess to luck because Mrs. Jong…
does not want to seem overly proud of her daughter.

In “Rules of the Game” Mrs. Jong is best characterized as possessing the following qualities:
1. caring 2. ambitious 3. proud

In “Rules of the Game” Waverly runs away from her mother because…
she resents having to share her victory with her mother

In “Rules of the Game” Waverly’s relationship to her mother is like a chess game because both…
require strategy and cunning

In “Rules of the Game” what does Mrs. Jong mean when she says, “Is shame you fall down nobody push you”?
Waverly should not quit before she has even tried.

In “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens”, Alice Walker’s mother…
is an artist in the garden

In “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens”You can infer from Walker’s comment that her mother labored “beside–not behind– (her) father in the fields” that…
her parents treated each other as equals

In “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens” Walker’s description of her mother’s daily routine reveals that her mother…
had a difficult life

In “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens” Walker agrees with Virginia Woolf’s thesis that–
many working-class women were creative geniuses but remained anonymous/unknown

In “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens” Walker believes that from her mother and previous generations of African American women she inherited…
respect for strength and love of beauty

The main idea of Walker’s essay can be best described as…
all women owe thanks to their creative female relatives and friends

A personal essay is also called a(n)
informal essay

This portion of “In Search of Our Mother’s Gardens” is considered a personal essay because…
it is a short work of nonfiction with personal details

At the beginning of “Straw into Gold” Cisneros recalls…
being invited to dinner while living in France

In “Straw into Gold” Cisneros compares the challenge of making tortillas to
writing a critical essay for her exam

In “Straw into Gold” Cisneros is like her mother in that they both…
share the same intelligence and artistic talent

In “Straw into Gold”, when the family moved into a permanent house in Chicago, Cisneros…
met people who would become characters in her writing

In “Straw into Gold” Cisneros’s attitude toward her parents’ efforts to raise her and her brothers can best be described as…

What is the main idea of “Straw into Gold”?
The author’s experiences shaped her personality and her writing.

In “Straw into Gold” what does the gold represent?
The good literature Cisneros produced/wrote

What does the straw in “Straw into Gold” symbolize?
The raw materials of Cisnero’s life

“The Bells” setting is in the…
past, in the speaker’s memory

In “The Bells” the speaker describes–
feeling protected by a parent

In “The Bells” the speaker mentions all of the following events:
1. hearing the lions roar 2. seeing the trapeze artist 3. being in a crowd

You can infer that the speaker of “The Bells”
loved being with her father

The tone of “The Bells” is best described as…
sweet and loving

The images in “The Bells” that connect father to child include all of the following:
1. the rings 2. the bells 3. holding hands

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