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Ch 7: MTTC Reading Specialist: Figurative Language

About This Chapter

This chapter's engaging video lessons focus on figurative language. The lessons cover terms and concepts that comply with MTTC Reading Specialist test objectives.

MTTC Reading Specialist: Figurative Language - Chapter Summary

These video lessons will effectively refresh your memory on different types of figurative language that you might be asked about on your MTTC Reading Specialist test. The following topics are examined:

  • Definition of figure of speech
  • Personification and hyperbole
  • Types of metaphors
  • Difference between simile and metaphor
  • Assonance and consonance
  • Analogy

Check out our short videos on your computer or handheld device whenever and wherever it suits your schedule. You can assess your knowledge of the topics by taking the practice quizzes that follow each lesson throughout the chapter.

MTTC Reading Specialist: Figurative Language Chapter Objectives

The MTTC Reading Specialist test measures whether your subject knowledge satisfies teacher certification standards in the state of Michigan. Questions about figurative language fall into the Genres and Craft of Literature and Language subarea, and are all multiple-choice. Questions from this subarea constitutes about 14% of your test score.

8 Lessons in Chapter 7: MTTC Reading Specialist: Figurative Language
Figurative Language: Definition & Examples

1. Figurative Language: Definition & Examples

This lesson introduces you to a variety of ways that figurative language can impact the way you express yourself. You'll learn terms for several approaches and examples of each.

What Is a Figure of Speech?

2. What Is a Figure of Speech?

In this lesson, we will define figure of speech and explain why it is important in your writing. After this definition, we will examine the more common figure of speeches and look at some examples.

What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

3. 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.

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.

Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples

5. 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.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

6. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

7. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

Analogy in Literature: Definition & Examples

8. Analogy in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of an analogy, how to use this common literary device in writing and how to interpret its meaning when reading text.

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