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Ch 3: Figurative Language in Literature: Tutoring Solution

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The Figurative Language in Literature chapter of this SAT Subject Test in Literature Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about figurative language in literature. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the figurative language methods required in a typical SAT literature prep course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other SAT literature prep work.
  • Identify the figurative language in literature concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our SAT literature tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about figurative language in literature and prepare for the exam. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding metaphors, clichés, hyperbole or any other figurative language in literature topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their learning
  • Prefer learning about literature visually
  • Find themselves struggling to prepare for the SAT literature subject test
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in preparing for the SAT subject test in literature
  • Don't have access to their SAT literature instructor outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning about figurative language in literature simple and fun.
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  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about figurative language in literature on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives:

  • Review what a metaphor is and why writers use them.
  • Examine different types of narrators in literature.
  • Differentiate between allusion and illusion.
  • Explore various types of irony.
  • Learn about clichés, paradoxes and equivocations.
  • See how writers use personification and apostrophe.
  • Find out about foreshadowing.
  • Review how similes are used in literature.
  • See why active voice is preferred over passive voice.
  • Learn to use good diction to enhance your writing.

11 Lessons in Chapter 3: Figurative Language in Literature: Tutoring Solution
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.

Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

2. 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.

Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples

3. 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.

Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

4. 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.

Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples

5. 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.

Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples

6. 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.

What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions

7. 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.

Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples

8. 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.

Active and Passive Voice

9. Active and Passive Voice

No one likes a passive person, so why should you write in the passive voice? You may have heard your teachers toss around the terms 'passive voice' and 'active voice' You may have even been told not write in the former. But if you've never really understood what it means to write actively or passively, stick with us -- and learn how to turn to cludgy passive sentences into bright, active ones.

How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

10. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

Developing a good writing style starts with developing good diction. You can't craft an essay or story the way you want without being able to choose the right words first. Here's how.

Procatalepsis: Definition & Examples

11. Procatalepsis: Definition & Examples

I know what you're thinking: 'I can't possibly figure out what something called 'procatalepsis' is.' Well, here's where you're wrong - in this lesson, you'll get to learn about this rhetorical device and see it in action, making that argument just another excuse!

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