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TEKS Grade 8 ELA - Analyzing Author's Choices 1 [110.24.b.9.a] Author's Purpose, [110.24.b.9.d] Figurative Language, [110.24.b.9.e] Literary Devices [110.24.b.9.f] Mood and Tone

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110.24.b.9.d
110.24.b.9.e
110.24.b.9.f
110.24.b.9.a

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  • Q1
    What type of figurative language is "Words have always swirled around me like snowflakes."
    simile
    personification
    metaphor
    hyperbole
    30s
    110.24.b.9.d
  • Q2
    What is an extended metaphor?
    a metaphor that is used at the beginning and end of a text
    a type of simile that gradually transitions into a metaphor throughout a text
    a comparison or metaphorical idea that is used throughout a text
    a long descriptive comparison that uses other forms of figurative language within it
    30s
    110.24.b.9.d
  • Q3
    What point of view is used in this passage?
    omniscient first person
    second person
    third person
    first person
    30s
    110.24.b.9.e
  • Q4
    At the beginning of the passage, the author uses a lot of sentence fragments. What effect does this create?
    a long continuous flow of ideas
    all of the above
    a poetic sound with pauses for emphasis
    a choppy and confusing sounding start to the story
    30s
    110.24.b.9.e
  • Q5
    Which line from the passage creates the most suspense for the remainder of the story?
    I have never spoken one single word. I am almost eleven years old.
    Deep within me, words pile up in huge drifts. Mountains of phrases and sentences and connected ideas.
    From the time I was really little—maybe just a few months old—words were like sweet, liquid gifts, and I drank them like lemonade. I could almost taste them.
    Every word my parents spoke to me or about me I absorbed and kept and remembered. All of them.
    30s
    110.24.b.9.e
  • Q6
    What type of mood does the first half of the passage create?
    dark
    sad
    pleasant
    exciting
    30s
    110.24.b.9.f
  • Q7
    The narrator compares words to snowflakes in the first half of the passage. What is the main purpose of this metaphor?
    to provide vivid setting description
    to help the reader understand the narrator
    to create a flashback
    to create a tense and suspenseful tone
    30s
    110.24.b.9.e
  • Q8
    In paragraph 9, the narrator uses words and phrases such as "sweet, liquid gifts", "lemonade", "blanketed", "sang", and "whispered." What mood does this word choice create?
    safe and comforting
    sugary and sweet
    quiet and mysterious
    hopeful and optimistic
    30s
    110.24.b.9.f
  • Q9
    This is the first chapter of a novel. What is the author's purpose in this first chapter?
    hinting at what the climax of the story will be about
    using context clues to convey the time period and characters
    providing an understanding of the main character
    establishing the setting of the story
    30s
    110.24.b.9.a
  • Q10
    Most author's use the first part of a story to establish the setting and the main characters. What is this part of a story called?
    the hook
    the introductory stage
    the exposition
    the rising action
    30s
    110.24.b.9.a

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