In fiction, use of conventions leads to
In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” we are very likely to
A. realize that Marjorie is sensitive to Bernice’s feelings.
B. see Marjorie’s personality as shallow
C. decide that Bernice will never escape her dependent nature
D. think of both Majorie and Bernice as painfully naive.
Which of the words printed in italics in the following sentences is most likely to convey a denotative meaning?
A. Do you know what the owl signifies?
B. The recipe calls for one pint of cream.
C. Deliver the goods soon, or else.
D. What time did he call?
An Author of dectective novel is most likely to use figurative language to
A. mislead the reader.
B. help the reader visualize a character.
C. suggest hidden meanings.
D. entertain the reader.
It’s most accurate to say that interpretative literature
A. weaves exciting action around a standard formula.
B. contains or suggests universal truths
C. is intended to meet the reader’s expectations.
D. refers to today’s hot topics.
When author Sarah Orne Jewett writes that Sylvia lives “heart to heart” with nature, she means that the young girl
A. is, literally, a woodland creature.
B. operates on instinct
C. mistrusts her “dream of love.”
D. is most alive in the tranquility of twilight.