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This chapter helps students review the concepts in a figurative language unit of a standard NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English course. Topics covered include:
- Metaphors and similes
- Types of narrators
- Allusion and illusion
- Types of irony
- Cliches, paradoxes and equivocations
- Personification and apostrophe
- Foreshadowing types
1. What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types
Metaphors, whether extended or mixed are commonly used to communicate ideas and emotions. Although similar, they play a very different role in language than similes. Take a moment to master the differences between these literary tools and learn when and how to apply each.
2. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions
In a literary work, narration is the 'point of view' from which the story is told. Discover examples and types of narration including omniscient, limited, and objective, as well as how each affects the scope and meaning of a story.
3. Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples
While the words allusion and illusion may sound similar, they are not actually closely related to each other. Learn more about the definitions and examples of allusion (a literary term for an indirect reference to another person, work, person, place or event) and illusion (experiencing - seeing, hearing, tasting, touching, smelling - something that isn't really there).
4. Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions
Irony is a literary device used in novels, plays, songs, and even everyday communication to humorously or emphatically react when reality does not meet expectations. Explore the definitions and examples of irony, and learn about the types of irony, including verbal, situational, and dramatic.
5. Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples
Cliches, paradoxes, and equivocations can be useful writing tools that strengthen documents when used appropriately. Learn the definitions of cliches, paradoxes, and equivocations, and explore examples of how to use them.
6. Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples
Personification and apostrophe are literary devices that either describe or address non-human objects and ideas as if they were a person. Learn the differences between personification and apostrophe along with examples.
7. What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions
Authors of many different genres use foreshadowing to clue the reader in about future events in the story. Learn about several types of foreshadowing, including forms of direct foreshadowing, such as omens and prophecies commonly used in classic dramas, intentional misdirects like red herrings, and subtle foreshadowing, such as Chekhov's Gun and symbolic foreshadowing, which are seen more in contemporary works.
8. Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples
A simile is a comparison of two things that are not alike. Learn the definition of simile, and explore examples of similes to understand how similes are used in literature. Review epic similes, compare similes to metaphors, and recognize the limitations of similes.
9. Literal Language: Definition & Examples
Literal language means what it says, using the exact definition or denotation of a word. Learn how to define literal language, explore its differences from figurative language, review literal translation, and consider examples of its use.
10. Pun in Literature: Definition & Examples
A pun is a play on words that is used to make a written work more upbeat and witty. Examine detailed examples of what makes a pun and how it can make literature more interesting.
11. Literal vs. Figurative Language
Writers frequently use different types of language to get their points across. Learn about literal and figurative language and explore their differences through some examples.
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