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Outsiders Review

Review literary devices and elements of plot for the upcoming exam

QuestionAnswer
Since S.E. Hinton uses cars to represent the Soc's power, it is an example of which literary device? Symbolism
The following is an example literary device; more specifically, it is figurative language: “His eyes were blue, blazing ice…” Which literary device is it? Metaphor
The following is an example literary device: “Johnny, we shouldn’t leave our cigarettes burning.” Which literary device is it? Foreshadowing
In the beginning of the novel, Bob, the Soc, worked against one of the novel's protagonists, Ponyboy. This makes Bob the novel's- Antagonist
Since Ponyboy is the main focus of the story, he is the novel's- Protagonist
The following is an example literary device: “I remembered his voice: I been carrying a heater. It ain’t loaded.” Which literary device is it? Flashback
Near the end of the novel, S.E. Hinton writes, "I wondered for a long time...how to start writing about something that was important to me. And finally I began..." It ends in a hopeful and positive voice. Which literary device is this an example of? Tone
Johnny demonstrates his heroism while saving lives at the church fire: “Johnny shoved me toward a window. ‘Get out!’” Since his character trait is revealed through an action, which type of characterization is it? Indirect Characterization
he following is an example literary device; more specifically, it is figurative language: “(Soda) looks like a movie star…” Which literary device is it? Simile
The narrator, Ponyboy, describes Steve Randall to the reader: "Steve's specialty was cars." Since his character trait is directly told to the reader, which type of characterization is it? Direct Characterization
Ponyboy is confronted by the Socs: "The Soc caught my arm and twisted it behind my back." Which type of conflict is this? Specifically... External Conflict- Character Vs. Character
In the beginning of the novel, the reader learns the setting, the characters, and the basic situation. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Exposition
Ponyboy is jumped by a group of Socs while on his way home from the movies. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Rising Action
The Socs confront Cherry and Marcia with the greasers. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Rising Action
The Socs jump Ponyboy and Johnny. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Rising Action
Johnny kills Bob. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Rising Action
Pony and Johnny hide out in Windrixville. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Rising Action
Event- Pony, Johnny, and Dally rescue the children in the burning church. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Rising Action
Event- Pony is reconciled with Darry at the hospital. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Rising Action
Event- The greasers beat the Socs in the rumble. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Rising Action
Event- Johnny dies. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Climax
Event- Dally flees after robbing a store; he holds up an unloaded gun while surrounded by the police. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Rising Action
Event- Dally is killed by the police. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Climax
Event-The Curtis brothers are allowed to stay together and Ponyboy is acquitted. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Falling Action
Event- Pony accepts Johnny’s death. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Falling Action
Event- Ponyboy decides to write his story for all of the people in the world that need to know life can be good. Where does this occur in the novel's plot? Resolution
One message S.E. Hinton conveys through the novel is that all humanity faces similar struggles in life. This is the novel's- Theme
Which point of view is the narration of The Outsiders is written from? First person
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