Presentation on theme: "Elements of Literature Flash card notes. Figurative Language Meaning Poetic or creative language used to create a greater impact on the reader. Figurative."— Presentation transcript:
Figurative Language Meaning Poetic or creative language used to create a greater impact on the reader. Figurative vs Literal language Figurative LanguageLiteral Language He’s as strong as an ox.He is extremely strong. I’m lightning.I run very fast. I could eat a cow.I am very hungry.
The point of view from which a story is being told First person Third person limited Third person omniscient
1. Irony Meaning – When the audience expects something to happen and the opposite occurs. There are four types of Irony. 1. Verbal Irony 2. Situational Irony 3. Dramatic Irony 4. Cosmic Irony
Examples 1. A politician is elected because he is known as an honest man, but is later caught stealing. 2. A boxer who gets knocked down gets back up and says “I’ve got you right where I want you!”
2. Verbal Irony Meaning – Verbal Irony is used when someone says one thing but means the opposite. Example The big bad wolf tells the three little pigs, “I would love to have you over for dinner,” but really means “I would love to have you over for (my) dinner.”
3. Situational Irony Meaning – An event that is not just surprising, but actually contrary to what the reader or audience should expect
4. Dramatic Irony Meaning – When the audience or reader knows what will happen to a character, but that character does not Example A scary movie where a victim runs upstairs because she does not know that the monster is hiding there.
1. Theme Meaning – The general idea about life that is revealed throughout the text. A theme of a story about suffering might be: hard work pays off. A theme of a love story might be: love can conquer any obstacle.
Tone A prevailing emotional tone or general attitude of the story
plot The action that moves the story or the storyline in a book
Mood Mood is the atmosphere created by the setting, and actions of people and characters in it. It also relates to how the reader emotionally responds to these elements like sadness for a tragedy.
flashback A literary device where the storyline in interrupted or inserted into another story
A technique the author uses to drop hints or clues for future events in the story
External conflict Conflict that happens to the character such as Man vs. man Man vs. nature Man vs. society
Internal conflict Conflict that happens within Man vs. self