Literary Terms: Language Arts Unit One
What are Lit. Terms? <ul><li>Literary Terms are a set of terms that describe certain things that happen in literature. </l...
Imagery <ul><li>Imagery: When the text makes the reader get a picture in their head </li></ul>EX: “The sky was made of fir...
Point of View <ul><li>Point of View  tells who is telling the story, or from whose perspective we are hearing the story . ...
Metaphor <ul><li>A metaphor is a direct comparison between two things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EX: “Love is a Battlefield” </...
Simile <ul><li>Simile: a comparison using “like” or “as” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Your love is like water” </li></ul></ul><...
Foreshadowing <ul><li>Foreshadowing means that the author gives us a hint of what will happen in the future </li></ul><ul>...
Figurative Language <ul><li>Figurative Language is any language that does not speak about something literally, such as: </...
Conflict <ul><li>Conflict = Problem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of Conflicts: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Internal ...
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Literary Terms

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

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