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Literary Devices & Meaning- Chapter Summary
These lessons will detail information about literary devices and the meaning of them. The video lessons are filled with numerous concepts on literary devices such as foreshadowing and symbolism. In this chapter, you will review:
- Information about literary genres
- Importance of analyzing and synthesizing
- Ways to find literary meaning in passages
- Use of symbolism
- Subtle and direct foreshadowing
- How to make an inference
We designed this chapter with numerous resources that can benefit you with your studies. The lessons are short but engaging. When you are ready, there are quizzes that will test you on how much you have learned in the lessons. We also have a chapter test at the end. This gives you the chance to test how much you have learned throughout the chapter before moving forward.
1. Literary Forms & Genres: How They Affect Meaning
In this lesson, we will explore literary forms and genres. We'll define these terms, look at examples of each, and see how they affect the meaning of the texts they characterize.
2. Responding to Literature: Forming Your Point of View
In order to form a supported point of view on a piece of literature, you must be able to analyze and synthesize. Watch this video lesson to learn a few ways to hone those skills.
3. Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation
In this lesson, we will discuss how to find and interpret literary meaning in writings. The lesson will focus on using the text to find key elements to guide your interpretation.
4. Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples
In this lesson you will learn how poets and authors use symbolism in their writing to make it more meaningful and interesting. Explore how descriptive writing called imagery appeals to the senses, adding to works of literature.
5. 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.
6. 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.
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