An Easy Way To Support and Check Analytical Thinking and Reading!
These multiple choice questions based on text sentences from Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton are excellent teaching tools, providing the basis for thoughtful, engaging activities for your students.
This PDF downloadable Grammardog Guide for Ethan Frome contains 16 analytical multiple choice quizzes with a total of over 250 questions covering:
- sentence types
- figurative language
- literary devices
- allusions & symbols
- and more--all directly related to the novel!
All examined sentences are from the novel. Figurative language describes a harsh winter in Massachusetts ("the storms of February had pitched their white tents about the devoted village," "Far off above us a square of light trembled through the screen of snow"). Allusions to constellations express the theme of hopes and dreams of life beyond the remote village (Orion, Pleiades, the Dipper, Sirius).
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