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Characteristics of Literary Elements - Chapter Summary
This literature chapter looks at the characteristics of several literary elements, including foreshadowing, irony and point of view. You'll also see how literary elements can affect a text's conflicts. To help you remember the terms and concepts you study, we've included self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam. You can view the chapter material on any Internet-connected device, which helps you study whenever and wherever it's convenient. Work through the chapter at your own pace, and reach out to our instructors if you have any questions. When you're finished, you should be able to:
- Explain how the central conflict of a text is affected by its literary elements
- Tell the difference between the reader's point of view the characters' point of view
- Recognize examples of foreshadowing
- Evaluate the different types of irony
1. How Literary Elements Affect the Central Conflict of a Text
A story's conflict has an enormous impact on the literary elements. Read this lesson to discover how to analyze those impacts, specifically on character, setting, theme and plot.
2. Point of View of Characters vs. the Reader
Point of view is a key idea in literature. In this lesson, you'll learn several points of view that writers use and how those affect the reader. When you're finished, you can test your knowledge with a short quiz.
3. 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.
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. 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.
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