This presentation does not have any "bells and whistles" as the content does not lend itself to such. It does provide the students with the lit terms they need to know for both the course and the A P exam.
imagerylanguage which evokes sensoryexperiences; engagingsight, smell, taste, etc.
ironywriter expresses a meaning contradictoryto stated or ostensible one: Verbal irony: attitude opposite to what is literally stated. Dramatic irony: situation understood in double sense by audience (and not by characters on stage). Situational irony: circumstances turn out to be reverse of those anticipated
litotesor meiosis; understatement (inHamlet, “a play of someinterest”)
lyricoriginally (Greek) sung to lyre;lyric poetry expresses feelings ofspeaker in words which havemusical qualities
metaphortwo unlike objects compared(“Life is but a walking shadow”)
metonymyfigure of speech, name of objectsubstituted for another (“mylight [vision] is spent”)
meterpattern of stressed and unstressedsyllables; see foot, a foot being themetrical unit; the following terms refer tonumber of feet per line:monometer, dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, heptameter, octometer. Iambic pentameter refers to aline of five feet of iambs
motifrecurring image, character, verbalpattern, etc.
Narrative versetells a story (as does anythingnarrative)
odelyric poem of somelength, serious in subject anddignified in style
onomatopoeiawords whose sounds express orreinforce their meanings