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Ch 10: 9th Grade Literary Terms: Homework Help

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The Literary Terms chapter of this 9th Grade English Homework Help course helps students complete their literary terms homework and earn better grades. This homework help resource uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long.

How it works:

  • Identify which concepts are covered on your literary terms homework.
  • Find videos on those topics within this chapter.
  • Watch fun videos, pausing and reviewing as needed.
  • Complete sample questions and get instant feedback.
  • Finish your literary terms homework with ease!

Topics from your homework you'll be able to complete:

  • Metaphor and simile
  • Synecdoche and metonymy
  • Personification and apostrophe differences
  • Types of irony
  • Allusion and illusion
  • Literary motifs
  • Different points of view
  • Foreshadowing and catharsis
  • Consonance, assonance and repetition
  • Examples of euphemisms
  • Symbolism and imagery in literature

27 Lessons in Chapter 10: 9th Grade Literary Terms: Homework Help
What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

1. What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

Metaphors are all around you. They're the bright sparkling lights that turn plain evergreens into Christmas trees. Learn how to spot them, why writers write with them, and how to use them yourself right here.

Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions & Examples

2. Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions & Examples

Would you lend your ears for a moment (or at least your eyeballs)? This lesson will explain what synecdoche and metonymy mean and how to spot them in a piece of prose or poetry.

Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples

3. Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples

Learn about cliches, paradoxes, and equivocations, and how they can weaken or strengthen certain types of writing. Explore examples of all three from literature and daily life.

Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples

4. Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples

Explore the simile and how, through comparison, it is used as a shorthand to say many things at once. Learn the difference between similes and metaphors, along with many examples of both.

Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples

5. Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples

In this lesson, explore how writers use personification to give human characteristics to objects, ideas, and animals. Learn about apostrophe, or when characters speak to objects, ideas, and even imaginary people as if they were also characters.

Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

6. Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

Discover, once and for all, what irony is and is not. Explore three types of irony: verbal, situational and dramatic, and learn about some famous and everyday examples.

Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples

7. Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples

Allusions and illusions have little in common besides the fact that they sound similar. Learn the difference between the two and how allusions are an important part of literature and writing - and how to spot them in text.

What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

8. What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about how writers use themes in works of literature as a way to explore universal ideas like love and war. You will also explore motifs, or repeating objects and ideas, which can contribute to theme.

Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

9. Point of View: First, Second & Third Person

Just who is telling this story? In this lesson, we'll look at point of view, or the perspective from which a work is told. We'll review first person, second person and third person points of view.

Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

10. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.

What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions

11. What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions

Learn about how authors use foreshadowing, both subtle and direct, as part of their storytelling process. Explore many examples of foreshadowing, from classical plays to contemporary stories.

What is Catharsis? - Definition, Examples & History in Literature and Drama

12. What is Catharsis? - Definition, Examples & History in Literature and Drama

In this lesson, learn about catharsis, a purging of feelings that occurs when audiences have strong emotional reactions to a work of literature. Explore examples of literary works which lead to catharsis, including tragedies.

Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples

13. Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples

Learn about allegories and how stories can be used to deliver messages, lessons or even commentaries on big concepts and institutions. Explore how allegories range from straightforward to heavily-veiled and subtle.

Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples

14. Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples

In this lesson, explore the different ways authors repeat consonant and vowel sounds in their literary works. Learn about how writers use repeated words and phrases with well-known examples.

Understatement & Litotes: Differences, Definitions & Examples

15. Understatement & Litotes: Differences, Definitions & Examples

In this lesson, explore the use of understatement as a way to draw attention to a specific quality or to add humor. Learn about litotes, a specific form of understatement, and discover examples from literature.

Euphemism: Definition & Examples

16. Euphemism: Definition & Examples

This lesson defines euphemisms, alternate language used in place of offensive language or when discussing taboo topics. Explore some examples of euphemisms in everyday language and well-known examples from literature.

Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

17. Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

In this lesson you will learn how poets and authors use symbolism in their writing to make it more meaningful and interesting. Explore how descriptive writing called imagery appeals to the senses, adding to works of literature.

Atmosphere in Literature: Definition & Examples

18. Atmosphere in Literature: Definition & Examples

Writers use atmosphere in literature to create an emotional tone for the piece. Learn more through a comprehensive definition and examples, then test your new expertise with a quiz.

Alliteration: Definition & Examples

19. Alliteration: Definition & Examples

Alliteration is a figure of speech used to create rhythm and bring focus to a line or sentence in a piece of written material. Learn about the definition of alliteration, see examples of alliteration and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Archetype in Literature: Definition & Examples

20. Archetype in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll learn about archetypes in literature, those recurring situations or character types that we immediately connect with. After we consider a full definition of an archetype and many possible examples, you'll be sure to spot one in your next book or movie.

Authored Book: Definition & Examples

21. Authored Book: Definition & Examples

Find out what an authored book is, and how it's different from other types of books. Learn how authored books are cited in different formats. Read the lesson, and take a quiz to test your knowledge.

Excerpt: Definition & Examples

22. Excerpt: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what an excerpt is and how to use excerpts to make your writing more interesting. You will also take a look at some examples. Then, test your knowledge with a brief quiz.

French Scene in Plays: Definition & Breakdown

23. French Scene in Plays: Definition & Breakdown

You don't have to go all the way to Paris to take in a French scene. Learn more about these dramatic divisions in this lesson and you'll be able to pick them out of your own favorite plays!

Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

24. Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples

What's the point? If you're having trouble answering this question, you might need to learn more about implied main ideas. This lesson gives a definition and examples, along with explanations on how to identify them!

What is a Dialogue in Literature? - Examples & Explanation

25. What is a Dialogue in Literature? - Examples & Explanation

Dialogue is a primary vehicle of literature. Explore its many possible dimensions through examples and a lesson, and then test your new skills with a quiz.

What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

26. What is Children's Literature? - History, Themes & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about children's literature, the only genre defined by its audience, through a discussion of its history and themes, while also taking at look at some representative examples.

What is the Present Tense? - Examples & Overview

27. What is the Present Tense? - Examples & Overview

In this lesson, we will explore the use of the present tense in writing. The present tense is as it sounds, writing as if something is happening in the current moment, not in the past, nor in the future.

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