Teenage Wasteland



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Anne Tyler’s “Teenage Wasteland”: Double-Sided Journal

Instructions: Anne Tyler uses several literary techniques to develop her short story. What you have here is a double-sided journal entry. On one side, there is a space provided for literary terminology; on the other, there is a space provided for the evidence from the text. I have given you half of the information, please fill in the rest.

Evidence from Text Literary Terminology
1.

2. Imagery

3.

4.


  1. “…he has a tutor, like a talisman!”

  2. “’It’s like a prison there, you know?’”

  3. “…parents act like wardens…”

1.

2. Irony



“pathetically, poor posture”

“seemed unusually sober and subdued”


Anaphora

1.

2.



3. Rhetorical Questions

4. (________________)

5.


  1. Daisy winced at the rock music…without

registering it.”


  1. “ He took Donny and two other pupils to

to a rock concert.”


  1. Daisy mentions that Donny is “still

so suggestible.”
Allusion/Metaphor


  1. 1. Protagonist

  2. 2. Antagonist

Point-of-View (be very specific)


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Epiphany

Metaphor (find it in the last paragraph)



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Sinister (Evil) and Eerie



Theme



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