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Analyzing Literary & Informational Texts - Chapter Summary
In this chapter, you'll find concise, easy-to-follow video lessons that cover the processes of analyzing literary and informational texts. As you work through the lessons, you'll review the definition of structure in literature, examples of this concept and the characteristics of different literary genres. After finishing this chapter, you should also feel confident doing the following:
- Use text to guide the interpretation of literary meaning in a passage
- Outline the different types of literary genres
- Explain how literary devices are used and why
- Provide examples of rhetorical devices
- Discuss the different types of informational writing
- Identify the organizational features and structures of informational texts
- Analyze graphic information in a text correctly
- Set the tone of an essay using word choice and language
Each of our professionally-designed lessons is easy to navigate using the timeline feature and self-paced so you can move at your own speed. Along with each lesson, you'll find a short quiz that makes a handy test preparation tool. If you'd like to study offline, you can print the lesson transcripts for quick review. Our instructors are here to answer any questions that may come up along the way.
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. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation
In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.
3. Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples
In this lesson, you will learn what is meant by the term genre. In addition, the main types of literary genres will be described, with examples given for each.
4. Literary Devices: Definition & Examples
This lesson studies some of the more common literary devices found in literature. Devices studied include allusion, diction, epigraph, euphemism, foreshadowing, imagery, metaphor/simile, personification, point-of-view and structure.
5. Rhetorical Device: Definition & Examples
Rhetorical devices are used in language to communicate effectively and persuade. Here you'll discover more about rhetorical devices and learn how to put some of them to use in some persuasion of your own.
6. How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text
In this lesson, we explore graphic information in texts. We will take a look at the types of graphics often seen in nonfiction, learn how to analyze them, and see how they contribute to the texts' information.
7. Informational Writing: Types & Samples
In this lesson, we will define informational writing, examine the purpose of this type of writing and explore the features of different kinds of informational texts.
8. Informational Texts: Organizational Features & Structures
Informational texts are a type of nonfiction, factual writing. This lesson will identify the organizational features and structures of informational texts. It will also discuss the different patterns an author may use.
9. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay
In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay. This includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These tools bring your 'voice' into your writing.
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