Presentation on theme: "Literary Terms East of Eden. Stuff you already know You will be reviewing literary terms that you have already learned. If you know the term and can think."— Presentation transcript:
Stuff you already know You will be reviewing literary terms that you have already learned. If you know the term and can think of an example, do not write the definition Write the term and your original example. (that is evidence that you indeed know it so well that you can create your own!)
Stuff you should know There will be a few terms that are new to you or you haven’t though about in a while. Write the term, definition and the teacher example. To solidify it in your own mind, try creating your own.
Make a Lil’ Book Put your name on the front page Put the title Literary Terms Review
Literary Terms – panel 1 Simile A comparison of two unlike things using the linking words like or as to make the connection. She was like an eagle watching over us to be sure we were safe. Metaphor A comparison of two unlike things Francis was a small fish in an ocean teeming with sharks
Literary Terms – Panel 2 Litotes a deliberate understatement, often expressed negatively My but your Busby is quite small for your head, isn’t it? Hyperbole Exaggeration I am so hungry I could eat a horse.
Literary Terms – Panel 3 Metonymy a figure of speech in which an attribute of something is used to stand for the thing itself, e.g. "laurels" when it stands for "glory“ The office said we couldn’t have food in class.
Literary Terms - Panel 4 Allegory the symbolic expression of a deeper meaning through a story or scene acted out by human, animal, or mythical characters Genre one of the categories, based on form, style, or subject matter, into which artistic works of all kinds can be divided Drama, poetry, non- fiction Cain and Abel
Literary Terms - 6 Euphemism the use of a word or phrase that is more neutral, vague, or indirect to replace a direct, harsh, unpleasant, or offensive term Juxtaposition to place two or more things together, especially in order to suggest a link between them or emphasize the contrast between them Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Literary Terms – panel 5 Oxymoron the use of wit, especially irony, sarcasm, and ridicule, to criticize faults Paradox a statement, proposition, or situation that seems to be absurd or contradictory, but in fact is or may be true The character Tom Hamilton is paradoxical – can you see why? Jumbo Shrimp
Literary Terms – panel 7 Assonance the similarity of two or more vowel sound The old cold man sold his son. Alliteration Repetition of consonant sounds for effect Wind whistled wildly through the willows.
Literary Terms – Panel 8 Exposition the part of a literary or dramatic work in which the basic facts of setting and character are made known Denouement a final part of a story or drama in which everything is made clear and no questions or surprises remain
Literary Terms – Panel 9 Flashback a scene or event from the past that appears in a narrative out of chronological order, to fill in information or explain something in the present Allusion an indirect reference to somebody or something – often literary, Biblical, or historical
Literary Terms – Panel 10 Protagonist a major character in a book, play, or movie whose values or behavior are in conflict with those of the hero Antagonist opposition between or among characters or forces in a literary work that shapes or motivates the action of the plot
Literary Terms – Panel 11 Diction choice of words to fit their context Anecdote a short personal account of an incident or event
Literary Terms – Panel 12 Tone the general quality or character of something as an indicator of the attitude or view of the person who produced it – a part of establishing setting Oxymoron a phrase in which two words of contradictory meaning are used together for special effect, e.g. "wise fool"
Literary Terms – Panel 13 Zeugma a figure of speech in which an adjective or verb is used with two nouns but is appropriate to only one of them or has a different sense with each, as in "During the race he broke the record and his leg" Aphorism a succinct statement expressing an opinion or a general truth
Literary Terms – Panel 13 Pun a humorous use of words that involves a word or phrase that has more than one possible meaning Personification the attribution of human qualities to objects or abstract notions
Now what Look through your little booklet – scan both sides. All the terms you were able to create your own “fresh” examples – give yourself a star. You know them and you will not need to do much but look them over prior to our test.
Next Place a check on any panel that you think you need to review and before you see these terms again.
Last Panel Jot down the list of terms you will be studying before we take the test on book one.
Exit Response Use a half sheet of paper and answer the following three questions in complete sentences. 1.What is one literary term I know well? 2.What is one literary term I will have to think about? 3.Why were checking and listing the terms I may need to review and important part of the study process?