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Ch 13: Figurative Language: Tutoring Solution

About This Chapter

The Figurative Language chapter of this NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English: Test Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about figurative language. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the figurative language characteristics and techniques required in a typical NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other comprehensive English work.
  • Identify the figurative language concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English: Test Prep tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn figurative language and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding allusion and illusion, cliches and paradoxes, alliteration or any other figurative language topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their English learning
  • Prefer learning English visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their figurative language unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to prepare for the NY Regents Exam - Comprehensive English
  • Don't have access to their English teacher outside of class

Why it works:

  • Engaging Tutors: We make learning figurative language simple and fun.
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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning objectives

  • Define and describe types of narrators in literature.
  • Explain the difference between allusion and illusion.
  • Define irony, and give examples of different types.
  • Discuss cliches, paradoxes and equivocations.
  • Discuss the use of apostrophes and personification.
  • Define foreshadowing and give examples.
  • Explain what similes are and how they're used.
  • Define analogy, hyperbole and alliteration

8 Lessons in Chapter 13: Figurative Language: Tutoring Solution
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

1. 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.

Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

2. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.

Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples

3. Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples

Allusions and illusions have little in common besides the fact that they sound similar. Learn the difference between the two and how allusions are an important part of literature and writing - and how to spot them in text.

Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

4. 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.

Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples

5. Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples

Learn about cliches, paradoxes, and equivocations, and how they can weaken or strengthen certain types of writing. Explore examples of all three from literature and daily life.

Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples

6. 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.

What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions

7. 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.

Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples

8. 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.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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