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AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Elements & Structure - Chapter Summary
Review literary elements and structure, and develop your expertise before you take the AEPA Middle Grades ELA teacher certification examination. Use this chapter's video lessons to recall or extend your knowledge of literary paradoxes, anecdotes, allegory and symbolism. Watching the tutorials could help you to:
- Explain the use of narrative structure
- Discuss the organization of informational text
- Explore the interaction of story elements
- Describe literary flashback, parallelism, catharsis and foreshadowing
- Discover how to identify problems and solutions within informational texts
- Locate cause and effect organizational structures
- Discuss the significance of allegory and setting in literature
- Explain how to analyze literary characters
- Distinguish between apostrophe and personification
- Examine the use of imagery, epithet, paradox and symbolism
- Provide examples of literary intertextuality and anecdotes
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1. Structure in Literature: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will learn exactly what is meant by structure of literature. Some common methods of organization are provided. The main focus will explore the narrative structure of literature, using the popular story of Cinderella to help understand the various elements associated with this structure.
2. Identifying the Organization in a Reading Selection
Nonfiction texts can be organized in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify which organizational structure is being used in a reading selection.
3. How Story Elements Interact & Shape One Another
Story elements are not just individual parts of a story that function on their own. In this lesson, we explore the basic elements of a story and how they interact and shape one another to affect the story.
4. 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.
5. What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples
This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the components of flashbacks found in literature. See examples of flashbacks, and then test your understanding through a quiz.
6. How to Identify the Problem and Solution in a Reading Selection
Informational texts can be arranged in a variety of ways. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to identify the problem/solution structure. We will look at key words used and an example that uses this format.
7. How to Find Cause and Effect in a Reading Selection
Cause and effect structures can be used to describe how an action takes place. This lesson will discuss how to find this structure within a reading selection.
8. 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.
9. How to Analyze Characters in Literature: Explanation and Examples
In this lesson, we will learn to analyze characters in literature by comprehending, interpreting and drawing conclusions about each character. We will look at a story to practice analyzing characters.
10. Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples
In this lesson, you'll review the important elements of a story. In particular, you'll learn about the components of the setting and its importance within the plot.
11. 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.
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.
13. 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.
14. Epithet in Literature: Definition & Examples
Come explore the 'wine-dark' sea and meet Alexander the Great in this lesson on epithets! Keep reading to get familiar with the term and its many types, and get a chance to see these descriptors in action!
15. Paradox in Literature: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we'll learn what a paradox is and what role they play in literature. We'll also look at several examples of paradoxes, including ones from Shakespeare, George Orwell and Joseph Heller.
16. Anecdote in Literature: Definition & Examples
All of us have little stories of funny or sobering personal experiences and have probably heard those of several others. In this lesson, you'll learn what makes these stories 'anecdotes,' as well as encounter a few examples of these brief narratives in literature!
17. What is Parallelism in Literature? - Definition & Examples
Parallelism is a device used to make moments in literature memorable and alluring. Learn what makes parallelism such a powerful tool and read some famous literary examples.
18. Intertextuality in Literature: Definition & Examples
Have you ever read something that you know you've seen somewhere before? Some people might explain this as 'intertextuality,' and they wouldn't be wrong. Find out more about this idea that goes much deeper than literary deja-vu in this lesson!
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- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Points of View in Literature
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Reading Informational Texts
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Elements of Persuasive Texts
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Genres & Types of Literature
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Literary Nonfiction
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Interpreting Literary Fiction
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Literary Fiction
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Drama Analysis
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Types of Poetry
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Analyzing Prose
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Significant Literary Works
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- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Phrases & Clauses
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Sentence Structure
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Modifiers
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Punctuation Rules
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Spelling Rules
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- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Clarity in Writing
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: The Writing Process
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Writing Research & Citation
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- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Descriptive Writing
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Expository Writing
- AEPA Middle Grades ELA: Persuasive Writing
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