An Easy Way To Support and Check Analytical Thinking and Reading!
These multiple choice questions based on text sentences from The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane are excellent teaching tools, providing the basis for thoughtful, engaging activities & analysis.
This PDF downloadable Grammardog Guide for The Red Badge of Courage contains 16 sections of analytical multiple choice questions (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 includes: "Tents sprang up like strange plants." "The trees began softly to sing a hymn of twilight." "He was a slang phrase." "His tongue lay dead in the tomb of his mouth." "The guns squatted in a row like savage chiefs. They argued with abrupt violence. It was a grim pow wow." Sensory imagery includes: "rustled like silk," "the odor of the peaceful pines," "swallowed another sandwich," "a glaring fire wine-tinted the waters of the river," "banshee shrieks of shells," "warm comfort of the blanket," "the bugles called to each other."
ABOUT GRAMMARDOG: Grammardog was founded in 2001 by Mary Jane McKinney, a high school English teacher and dedicated grammarian. She and other experienced English teachers in both high school and college regard grammar and style as the key to unlocking the essence of an author. Their philosophy, that grammar and literature are best understood when learned together, led to the formation of Grammardog, a means of sharing knowledge about the structure and patterns of language unique to specific authors. These patterns are what make a great book a great book. The arduous task of analyzing works for grammar and style is done for you, yielding a unique product, guaranteed to enlighten the reader of literary classics. Grammardog’s strategy is to put the author’s words under the microscope. The result yields an increased appreciation of the art of writing and awareness of the importance and power of language.