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How to Write a Literary Commentary

Quiz by Frances Therese D. San Juan

Grade 11-12
Creative Nonfiction
Philippines Curriculum: SHS Specialized Subjects (MELC)

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  • Q1
    What is a literary commentary?
    It is an essay of suggestions about a text.
    It is a detailed analysis of a passage or text.
    It is a statement from the creative nonfiction text.
    It is an essay describing the author of a text.
    40s
  • Q2
    Before writing a literary commentary, what should be done?
    Edit and revise the text.
    Write and check the text.
    Read the text several times.
    Analyze the text and the author.
    40s
  • Q3

    First step in writing a literary commentary

    I. Scan the text quickly and write the commentary even when you don't understand it.

    II. Read the passage once out loud to yourself and once in your head.

    III. Read the text two to three times or until you think and feel that you understand it.

    IV. Take the time to read each word and each sentence slowly to help you digest their meaning.

    II, III and IV are correct, I is not.
    I, II and IV are correct, III is not.
    I, III and IV are correct, II is not.
    I, II and III are correct, IV is not.
    60s
  • Q4

    Second step in writing a literary commentary

    I. Highlight or mark any words that feel important in the text.

    II. Write your own version of the text to show your interpretation.

    III. Copy the entire text so that you can memorize all the important details.

    IV. Take note of words that you do not understand or have questions about.

    I and IV are correct. II and III are not.
    I and III are correct. II and IV are not.
    I and II are correct. III and IV are not.
    I is correct. II, III and IV are not.
    60s
  • Q5

    Actual writing of a literary commentary

    I. Plan your literary commentary.

    II. Create an outline of the literary commentary.

    III. Go straight to writing the commentary without plan.

    IV. Follow the simple outline: Introduction, Body and Conclusion.

    I, III and IV are correct, II is not.
    II, III and IV are correct. I is incorrect.
    I, II and III are correct. IV is incorrect.
    I, II and IV are correct, III is not.
    60s
  • Q6
    What should be included in the introduction of the outline of your commentary?
    Author’s short biography (background of the writer)
    Reader’s opinion (reason for reading the text)
    Related literature (texts with the same theme)
    Identification of the text (title, author, genre, may include historical context)
    40s
  • Q7
    After identifying the title, the author, and the genre of the text in the introduction of your commentary, what is the next step?
    Confirm the commentary follows a clear outline.
    Discuss the text’s subject, themes, and audience.
    Review the commentary for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
    Read the commentary aloud to yourself.
    40s
  • Q8
    Which of the following should be discussed in the body of your commentary?
    Reader’s biography
    Other relevant texts
    Main features of the text
    Outline of the text
    40s
  • Q9
    The following can be written in the conclusion of the outline of your commentary. Which SHOULD NOT BE INCLUDED?
    Impact of the text to the readers and other relevant thoughts
    Repetition of the discussion in the body
    Reinforcement of the main points of the commentary
    Summary of your thoughts on the text
    40s
  • Q10
    Which of these is NOT a step related to polishing the literary commentary?
    Review the commentary for spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
    Confirm the commentary follows a clear outline.
    Study the tone and mood.
    Read the commentary aloud to yourself.
    40s

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