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I have a list of questions that I have to choose 1 to answer each week. I have to write a 200 word response each week. I really do not understand the questions.

If the questions can be broken down in layman's terms maybe I can answer at least five of them. Can someone please help by simplifying the questions? I do not need answers - I will answer them myself.

1. How do authors use literary elements to structure a specific type of literature?

2. How does the point of view of a story affect how the reader interprets it?

3. The different literary forms or genres often produce different effects in the reader. How do these effects differ, which are more powerful, and why?

4. What case can you make for this statement: Art is an imitation of reality?

5. How can literature help us break away from patterned and predictable responses to social problems?

6. Literature rephrases the question Do we work for monetary gain or for personal gratification? What are some ways this is done and what are the effects of rephrasing abstract questions?

7. How does literature challenge embedded traditions and invigorate a culture?

8. How would you compare the language used in essays to that used in fiction? What would be the reasons for changes in tone or voice or figurative structure?

9. How do the elements of literature function inside a text?

10. Is nonfiction true and fiction false? Can you make a case for the opposite?

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Hello. I'll be glad to help simplify the questions for you. Let's go over each of them individually:

1. How do authors use literary elements to structure a specific type of literature?
The question is asking what specific literary elements, such as metaphor, simile, tone (comedic, dramatic, serious), alliteration, etc, does the author use to show a genre (type) of literature such as comedy, mystery, drama, poetry, etc. An example would be the way Dr. Seuss "I like to eat green eggs and ham. I like to eat them. Sam I am." uses alliteration and rhyming to show a story to children. Another example would be from a scientific journal. The way an author would use longer sentences, technical terms, and straightforward language to convery a scientific article.

2. How does the point of view of a story affect how the reader interprets it?
A point of view could be first person (told from the "I" perspective). EX) I went to the movies. I saw a horror film. It was really scary. etc. OR the second person (told from the "You" perspective). EX) On a dark and stormy night, you were walking down the street, when you suddenly heard a strange sound. OR from the third person limited perspective (told from another person's point of view with limited knowledge of other characters). He thought she seemed upset from the sound in her voice. OR from the third person omniscient (from the other persons point of view, but the author knows what all characters are thinking). He looked at her with a cruel expression. She felt like it could freeze her in ...