Ch 8: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Devices

About This Chapter

Boost your confidence as you study for the FSA - Grades 9-10 ELA test by reviewing fun text and video lessons and taking short quizzes. This chapter closely examines literary devices to ensure you're prepared for the exam.

FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Devices - Chapter Summary

This chapter offers a comprehensive overview of literary devices perfect for helping you answer all related questions on the FSA - Grades 9-10 ELA test. By simply reviewing fun videos and reading the text lessons, you will be prepared to do the following on the day of the exam:

  • Interpret figurative language in fiction and figures of speech in context
  • Define analogy in literature, morphemes and metaphor
  • Explain style in fiction and the impact of word choice on meaning and tone
  • Share how to draw inferences in fiction and understand tone and mood in a reading passage
  • Describe the process of interpreting tone in fiction
  • Identify types of irony, and define allusion in literature
  • Provide the definitions of synonyms, antonyms, connotation and denotation

The lessons in this chapter have condensed days of materials into videos that average about 10 minutes apiece. The short length makes it easy for you to fit your test preparations into your busy schedule. Take advantage of lesson transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words that can deepen your understanding of literary devices. Before taking the test, be sure to gauge your comprehension of the lessons by taking short quizzes and a practice chapter exam.

14 Lessons in Chapter 8: FSA Grade 9-10 ELA: Literary Devices
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Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

1. Interpreting Figurative Language in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss how to interpret figurative language in fiction. We will explore several types of figurative language and learn how to identify them.

Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

2. Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

Figures of speech can add humor or drama to any situation, but you have to understand what they mean in order to connect the dots. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to interpret figures of speech, such as verbal irony, puns, idioms, and hyperbole.

Analogy in Literature: Definition & Examples

3. Analogy in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn the definition of an analogy, how to use this common literary device in writing and how to interpret its meaning when reading text.

Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

4. Morphemes: Examples, Definition & Types

The smallest recognized unit of meaning, morphemes function as the foundation of language. Explore this foundation through a full definition, discussion of types, and examples. Then, test your knowledge with a quiz.

Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

5. Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

In this lesson, we will explore style in fiction. We will define style and explore some of the elements writers use to create their own personal styles.

Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

6. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.

Drawing Inferences in Fiction

7. Drawing Inferences in Fiction

In this lesson, we will discuss inferences in fiction. We will talk about what an inference is, learn how to make one and practice drawing inferences with some writing samples.

Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

8. Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage

In this lesson, we will define the literary terms tone and mood. We will then discuss how to identify each of them, as well as how to identify them in small reading passages.

Interpreting Tone in Fiction

9. Interpreting Tone in Fiction

This lesson will explore tone in fiction. We will define tone, talk about various types of tone, discuss how authors communicate tone, and practice identifying the tone of some writing samples.

What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

10. 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.

Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

11. 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.

Allusion in Literature - Definition & Examples

12. Allusion in Literature - Definition & Examples

Sometimes it's easier for a writer to explain an idea by making a reference to a famous story, person, event, or object. This reference is called an allusion, and in this lesson, you will learn what an allusion is and read several examples from literature.

What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

13. What Are Synonyms & Antonyms? - Definition & Examples

We use synonyms and antonyms in language usually without even noticing. Watch this video lesson to see examples and learn how to use each effectively for communication.

What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

14. What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples

Discover the difference between a word's denotation and its connotation in this lesson. Explore how authors use both denotation and connotation to add layers of meaning to their work with some literary examples.

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