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Literary Analysis & Genres - Chapter Summary
Explore the distinguishing features of poetry, fiction, nonfiction and drama, gain a new appreciation for literature that crosses cultural lines and more as you progress through the lessons in this chapter. You will brush up on such devices as foreshadowing, allusion, metaphor and simile, and examine their role in poetry and prose.
In these lessons, you will examine ways to evaluate your students' reading comprehension through inference, synthesis, finding connections and other methods. You will also learn how to encourage your students to show their understanding of the assigned work through reflective writing. The lessons address the material shown below:
- Characteristics, types and definitions of literary genres
- Significance and explanation of multicultural literature
- Figures of speech, literary devices and personification in prose and poetry
- How to use hyperbole and onomatopoeia
- Use of journaling and more to demonstrate student comprehension
- Strategies and methods for assessment of comprehension
These vivid, short yet informative lessons make study and review fun and easy. Engagingly presented and cleverly written, they provide maximum information in a minimal number of minutes. Each video lesson is accompanied by a fully transcribed version, and all of the lessons include a short quiz and chapter test. The study guide is accessible 24/7, so you can plan your review strategy around your other activities, and the dashboard provides a convenient location to store your work.
1. 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.
2. Multicultural Literature: Definition, Books & Importance
Multicultural literature features characters and themes from countries around the world. Writers in this genre express their ideas and values through the characters featured in their work. By examining these works in detail, you can learn how to understand them and broaden your understanding.
3. 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.
4. Hyperbole in Literature: Definition & Examples
Hyperbole, or exaggeration used to make a point, is a common and colorful technique in literature. Learn more through a comprehensive definition and multiple examples, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.
5. Onomatopoeia in Literature: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will explore onomatopoeia, one way in which poets convey sound. When a poet uses onomatopoeia, the word, itself, looks like the sound it makes, and somehow we 'hear' it as we read.
6. Similes, Metaphors & Personification in Poetry
Comparison is the basis of figurative language, and the most common forms of poetic comparison are simile, metaphor, and personification. In this lesson, you'll define all three terms and see several examples of each.
7. Reflective Writing Strategies to Show Student Understanding
Teachers can use students' writing for many purposes. One of these, reflective writing, is a great way to get a pulse on student learning. This lesson defines reflective writing and shows how it can be used to reflect student understanding.
8. Assessment Techniques for Reading Comprehension
Need to assess your students' reading ability? Not quite sure where to begin? This lesson describes several techniques reading teachers can use to assess students' reading comprehension.
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