I’m studying for my Literature class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?

1- Identify the title, author, and significance of the quotation. For significance, I want to know what major theme the passage reflects, how it reflects its time period or genre, or how it represents something significant about the author’s style. I do not want to know where it occurs in the text (context). Do not just repeat what the quote says. write 3 sentences to explain the significance.

– “I never heard anything so stiff! If this is improper,…then I am all improper, and you must give me up. Good-bye; I hope you’ll have a lovely ride!”

-“I believe, however, that the wages I pay him for his services are more than an equivalent for anything he lost by the sale of the vineyard.”

-“Well, suh, you is a stranger ter me, en I is a stranger ter you, en we is bofe strangers ter one anudder, but ’f I ’uz in yo’ place, I wouldn’ buy dis vimya’d.”

-“The extent of all reality is the realm of the author’s pen, and a true picture of life, honestly and reverentially set down, is both moral and artistic whether it offends the conventions or not.”

-“Suddenly this little woods-girl is horror-stricken to hear a clear whistle not very far away. Not a bird’s whistle, which would have a sort of friendliness, but a boy’s whistle, determined, and somewhat aggressive.”

2- Do a close reading Remember to look closely at the language of the passage (zoom in), and then explain how it reflects a larger theme in the text (zoom out). write one developed paragraph.

“Well, one thing was for sure; and that was, that Tom Sawyer was in earnest and was actuly going to help steal that nigger out of slavery. That was the thing that was too many for me. Here was a boy that was respectable, and well brung up; and had a character to lose; and folks at home that had characters; and he was bright and not leather-headed; and knowing and not ignorant; and not mean, but kind; and yet here he was, without any more pride, or rightness, or feeling, than to stoop to the business, and make himself a shame, and his family a shame, before everybody. I couldn’t understand it, no way at all” (Twain 274).

3- Write an essay on the following question. I am looking for a well-constructed essay that demonstrates a breadth of knowledge. Hence, it should contain 4-6 paragraphs, including an introduction and conclusion. Quote and paraphrase textual examples to support your claims. Please do in-text MLA citations (parentheticals); a works cited entry is not necessary.

What is Realism? How do any of the works we have read illustrate Realism? How do these realistic techniques contribute to larger thematic ideas in the texts? Consider the style/literary motifs/genres/plots that allow these authors to produce Realism. (Naturalism and Regionalism are subsets of Realism; hence, feel free to discuss one or both of these subsets within your larger discussion of Realism).

· You are NOT allowed to use any other sources (no outside books, research, or websites, etc.).

Book; The Norton Anthology of American Literature 8th ed. General Ed. Nina Baym. Package 2:

Vols. C, D, and E. New York: Norton, 2011.