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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