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Skills Lesson: Structure

Which statement about the expository essay is true?

It uses dramatic elements to depict the flaws of human nature in a succinct, poignant way.

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It uses logical examples and explanations to examine a topic in an organized way.

It uses poetic techniques to explore thoughts and feelings about a subject in a concise way.

It uses narrative techniques to reveal the human experience in a complex and multifaceted way.

It uses logical examples and explanations to examine a topic in an organized way.
Why does the author list the “varying cast of characters” in the passage above?

to inform the reader that the essay will examine the story of King Arthur
to create a long sentence that is difficult to read
to persuade the reader that Merlin is the most important character
to educate the audience about Mordred and Lancelot

to inform the reader that the essay will examine the story of King Arthur
Which idea is addressed in the passage above?

family and seasons
betrayal and hatred
confusion and anger
friendship and love
Mark this and return

friendship and love
Which organizational type dominates the passage?

comparison/contrast
spatial
order of importance
chronological

order of importance
Which genre uses narrative techniques to recount personal experience and development?

lyric poem
expository essay
memoir
tragedy

memoir
Which statement about the lyric poem is true?

It uses dramatic elements to depict the flaws of human nature in a succinct, poignant way.

It uses logical examples and explanations to examine a topic in an organized way.

It uses poetic techniques to explore thoughts and feelings about a subject in a concise way.

It uses narrative techniques to reveal the human experience in a complex and multifaceted way.

It uses poetic techniques to explore thoughts and feelings about a subject in a concise way.
Which poetic device does the speaker use in the line, “Since Bacchus, Satan, and the Hangman”?

allusion
hyperbole
simile
metonymy

allusion
Which statement about the tragedy is true?

It uses poetic techniques to explore thoughts and feelings about a subject in a concise way.

It uses logical examples and explanations to examine a topic in an organized way.

It uses narrative techniques to reveal the human experience in a complex and multifaceted way.

It uses dramatic elements to depict the flaws of human nature in a succinct, poignant way.

It uses dramatic elements to depict the flaws of human nature in a succinct, poignant way.
All of the following appear in the passage above except __________.

characters
stage directions
logical examples
dialogue

Logical Examples
Which statement about novels is true?

They use dramatic elements to depict the flaws of human nature in a succinct, poignant way.

They use poetic techniques to explore thoughts and feelings about subjects in a concise way.

They use logical examples and explanations to examine topics in an organized way.

They use narrative techniques to reveal the human experience in a complex and multifaceted way.

They use narrative techniques to reveal the human experience in a complex and multifaceted way.