Close Reading

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Higher Higher English (Close reading) Mind Map on Close Reading, created by trineerideout on 01/15/2015.

Resource summary

Close Reading
1 Context question
1.1 Clearly state the meaning of the word
1.2 Use quotes to show this
1.3 Explain
2 Connotations
2.1 What a word suggests
3 Sentence Structure
3.1 Inversion
3.1.1 Alters the emphasis in a sentence
3.2 Repitition
3.3 List and Climax
3.3.1 Emphasis
3.3.2 Placing items in ascending order Most important is at the end (climax)
3.4 Anti-Climax
3.5 Antithesis
3.5.1 When ideas are arranged to create balance and contrast
4 Link questions
4.1 'The sentence provides a link between paragraph one and two...'
4.2 '...refers back to the topic of para 1 which discusses...'
4.3 '...then introduces the topic of the next para which is about...'
4.4 Understanding question
4.5 How? What? Show?
5 Imagery
5.1 Imaginative language to make comparisons with other things
5.1.1 Similie
5.1.2 Metaphor
5.1.3 Personification
6 Literal Language
6.1 Using an expression which is true and real
7 Other Terms
7.1 Juxtaposition
7.1.1 Placing two sentences side by side to highlight the contrast between them
7.2 Euphemism
7.2.1 Making unwelcome truths less harsh
7.3 Alliteration
7.3.1 Language
7.3.2 Repeated use of the same letter or sound
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