Name:_____________________________________________________________________________________ SIGNPOSTS point you in the direction of the story’s meaning. Contrast and Contradiction A sharp contrast between what we would expect and what we observe the character doing; a sharp contrast in wording that seems to contradict itself Again and Again Events, images, or particular words that recur over a portion of the novel Memory Moment A recollection by a character that interrupts the forward progress of the story; a flashback by the narrator giving the reader a scene prior to the action of the story What do you see? What does it mean? Period:__________________ SIGNPOSTS point you in the direction of the story’s meaning. Aha Moment A character’s realization of something that shifts his/her actions or understanding of himself, others, or the world around him; a revelation of the narrator that changes the reader’s perception of something important Tough Questions Questions a character or the narrator raises that reveal inner struggles or potential struggles Words to the Wiser The advice or insight a wiser character or the narrator offers about life What do you see? What does it mean?