CARD Report For Literature With Sample

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Card Report

You will be writing a card report for each of the novels you have read. A card report is a way of analyzing a fictional work into its several elements. It is called a card report because it has often been done on a 5 by 8-inch index card. This report is a preliminary analysis of the novel. This is not only an assignment in analyzing literature but also in writing. You do not have much time or space, and so every word counts.

On your report you should include the following:

1. The title of the story and the date of its original publication

2. The author 's name and birth and death dates.

3. The name of the central character, together with a description of the character 's main traits or features.

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Tone: The tone is light and humorous throughout much of the novel because of Huck’s point of view and his innocent view of many things, but the tone is serious, ironic, and critical whenever Huck encounters violence and death.

Theme: One thing that makes an individual mature is to gain insight into the darker side of human beings.

Style: Twain’s style is marked by the dialects of his characters, by the symbolism of the river and the shore and of Huck’s actions. The dialects help make the characters seem more like real people. The river and the shore motifs come to symbolize Twain’s view of society.

Evaluation: Although the dialect of some of the characters takes some getting use to, I enjoy this book. This is an American classic, filled with humor but critical of people who can be so civilized and so cruel at the same time. It is a boy’s adventurous coming of age that celebrates the individual spirit of America and the romantic vision of innocence and virtue in nature.

Quotations:

“You feel mighty free and easy and comfortable on a raft.” p. 92 This is Huck’s observation about the difference between living on the shore and living on the river.

“If I never learnt nothing else out of pap, I learnt that the best way to get along with his kind of people is to let them have their own way.” p. 99. Huck makes this observation when the Duke and King force their way on to the raft. It

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