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GACE English Review Grammar Comma Splice Run-On Sentence Subject-Verb Agreement Sentence Fragments Parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, pronoun, adverb, conjunction, preposition, article, interjection) Literary Terms Colloquial language Dialogue Dramatic Irony Figurative Language Foreshadowing Imagery Irony When asked to analyze sample student work to point out its strengths and/or weaknesses, talking about it in any of the terms below will work almost every time. Sentence Structure – Are there a lot of run-on sentences and/or comma splices? Are there sentence fragments? Do the sentence structures vary or are they all simple sentences or compound sentences? Organization – Does the student use paragraphs? Does the student have a logical progression of ideas or do they jump from one idea to another? Do they follow any sort of structure? Do they support statements that they make with evidence from a text, source, etc. Imagery – Does the writer use a lot of figurative language (metaphors, similes, hyperbole?) or use really descriptive words (strong adjectives) that appeal to thee senses (sensory words). Voice – What does the student do to allow his or her personality to come through in the writing? Does the writer use rhetorical questions? Does the writer employ humor? What point of view does the writer use (first, second, third person, third person omniscient)? American Literature – Mostly Post-Civil War Movements – Perhaps a good way to brush up on this, especially pre-civil war stuff, would be to flip through a literature anthology from school. This especially helps to become familiar with more authors. Transcendentalism - Ralph Waldo Emerson - Henry David Thoreau – Walden Romanticism (1820 – 1865) - Emphasis on individual, “I”, the subjective experience 1
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GACE English Review - Harmony in nature - Use of looser poetic forms - Primitivism; “noble savage” - Sensual; embraces the sensory - Value placed on intuition/emotion - Rejected order in favor of wildness/boundlessness Writers: Walt Whitman Nathaniel Hawthorne ( The Scarlet Letter ), Herman Melville ( Moby Dick ) (considered the Dark Romantics) Walt Whitman’s famous work Leaves of Grass (1955) is the bridge between Romanticism and Realism. “Drum Taps” is a famous section from
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