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  • Literary Terms: Language Arts Unit One
  • What are Lit. Terms?
    • Literary Terms are a set of terms that describe certain things that happen in literature.
      • Lit. Terms give us a way to talk about Literature
  • Imagery
    • Imagery: When the text makes the reader get a picture in their head
    EX: “The sky was made of fire at the end of the day”
  • Point of View
    • Point of View tells who is telling the story, or from whose perspective we are hearing the story .
      • Three Types:
        • 1. 1 st Person:
          • Uses “I”
        • 2. 3 rd Person:
          • Uses “He”, “She”, “It”
          • Is a narrator
        • 3. 3 rd Person Omniscient:
          • Uses “He”, “She”, “it”
          • Is a narrator who KNOWS EVERYTHING, INCLUDING OTHER CHARACTERS’ THOUGHTS AND FUTURES
  • Metaphor
    • A metaphor is a direct comparison between two things
      • EX: “Love is a Battlefield”
        • “ You are my sunshine”
        • “ Her hair was made of gold”
        • “ You are a peach”
  • Simile
    • Simile: a comparison using “like” or “as”
      • “ Your love is like water”
      • Name some other examples?
  • Foreshadowing
    • Foreshadowing means that the author gives us a hint of what will happen in the future
      • Ex: “She put down the knife because she did not know just how important it would become.”
  • Figurative Language
    • Figurative Language is any language that does not speak about something literally, such as:
        • Metaphor
        • Simile
        • Idiom- An idiom is a saying that conveys information without saying it literally
          • Ex: “All hands on deck” or “ You really put your foot in your mouth”
        • Imagery
  • Conflict
    • Conflict = Problem
      • Types of Conflicts:
          • Internal Conflict: 1. Human vs. Self: Human has problem within himself, either mentally or physically
          • External Conflicts: 2. Human vs. Nature: Human has a problem with something in the natural world such as weather, terrain, etc.
          • 3. Human vs. Human: In this type of conflict, the main character has a problem with another character