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Ch 2: Lord of the Flies Literary Analysis & Devices

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The Literary Analysis and Devices chapter of this Lord of the Flies Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the literary devices used in 'Lord of the Flies.' This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts relevant to the analysis of 'Lord of the Flies'.

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  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about the literary analysis of Lord of the Flies for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Literary criticism of Lord of the Flies
  • Themes and motifs found in the story
  • Literary devices used in the book
  • Story tone and point of view
  • Allegory, illusion and irony in the novel
  • Figurative language, hyperbole and metaphors
  • Archetypes in Lord of the Flies
  • Setting of the book
  • Role of the id, ego and superego in story development
  • Key vocabulary used in the book

19 Lessons in Chapter 2: Lord of the Flies Literary Analysis & Devices
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Lord of the Flies Literary Criticism

1. Lord of the Flies Literary Criticism

William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' has more going on than meets the eye. In this lesson, you'll look at some literary criticism of the novel and some of its literary devices.

Literary Devices in Lord of the Flies

2. Literary Devices in Lord of the Flies

William Golding used many different literary devices in 'Lord of the Flies.' This lesson will define common literary devices and provide examples of how they are used in the book.

Themes in Lord of the Flies

3. Themes in Lord of the Flies

This lesson examines two of the predominant themes in William Golding's 1954 novel, 'Lord of the Flies': Savagery vs. Civilization and Loss of Innocence.

Motifs in Lord of the Flies

4. Motifs in Lord of the Flies

In this lesson, we will look at some of the more widely accepted motifs or recurrent ideas that support the theme of good vs. evil in William Golding's novel, 'Lord of the Flies.'

The Setting of Lord of the Flies

5. The Setting of Lord of the Flies

This lesson is a description of the setting of 'Lord of the Flies,' a novel written by William Golding. The novel takes place in approximately 1950, primarily on a previously uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean.

The Tone of Lord of the Flies

6. The Tone of Lord of the Flies

This lesson will illustrate William Golding's dark and ominous tone in his classic novel 'Lord of the Flies', revealing his perspective on the nature of man.

Lord of the Flies Point of View

7. Lord of the Flies Point of View

Point of view is an important aspect of any literary work - but what is it? In this lesson, you'll learn about POV as it relates to Golding's ''Lord of the Flies'', its purpose, and its point.

Archetypes in Lord of the Flies

8. Archetypes in Lord of the Flies

In this lesson, we explore the origins and definition of a literary archetype, identify some common archetypes found within William Golding's novel ''Lord of the Flies'', and identify how the characters and situations he creates exemplify archetypal imagery.

Allegory in Lord of the Flies

9. Allegory in Lord of the Flies

In this lesson, we will explore the novel ''Lord of the Flies'' as an allegorical tale. We will look at two types of allegories critics have found in the narrative - a biblical allegory and a geo-political one. A short quiz follows the lesson.

Allusion in Lord of the Flies

10. Allusion in Lord of the Flies

William Golding's novel ''Lord of the Flies'' is about a group of British boys who become depraved after being stranded on an island and separated from civilization. The novel makes allusions to many literary works, five of which we'll be looking at in this lesson.

Irony in Lord of the Flies

11. Irony in Lord of the Flies

In this lesson, learn what irony is and how it's used in a novel. Keep reading to learn how Sir William Golding uses irony in his well-known book, ''Lord of the Flies.'.

Foreshadowing in Lord of the Flies

12. Foreshadowing in Lord of the Flies

Often in literature, you see foreshadowing used to give a hint about what is to come in the novel. In this lesson, you will learn about foreshadowing and how it is used in William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies'.

Figurative Language in Lord of the Flies

13. Figurative Language in Lord of the Flies

William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' provides amazing tension, ridiculous violence, and some interesting figurative language to move the plot along. In this lesson, learn about the types of figurative language at play in this famous novel.

Metaphors in Lord of the Flies

14. Metaphors in Lord of the Flies

In this lesson, we explore some of the metaphors in William Golding's classic novel Lord of the Flies. Golding utilizes metaphor to imbue his work with symbolic meaning, providing for deeper interpretation of the text.

Hyperbole in Lord of the Flies

15. Hyperbole in Lord of the Flies

Alone on a desert island, the boys of 'Lord of the Flies' are left with only each other and their imaginations. Together, they create a world that is not entirely real through the use of hyperbole.

The Id, Ego & Superego in Lord of the Flies

16. The Id, Ego & Superego in Lord of the Flies

In this lesson, we look at the classic novel 'Lord of the Flies' through the lens of Sigmund Freud's division of mind theory which describes the human psyche as a struggle between the id, ego, and superego.

Important Vocabulary in Lord of the Flies

17. Important Vocabulary in Lord of the Flies

'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding is a rich, disturbing story of boys who are stranded on an island after a plane crash. To fully understand the novel and its themes, we must delve into the vocabulary in the book.

Alliteration in Lord of the Flies

18. Alliteration in Lord of the Flies

In 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding, alliteration is used as a signal to the reader that a transition is about to occur. In this lesson, we will learn more about alliteration and examine some examples of its use in 'Lord of the Flies.'

Lord of the Flies Vocabulary List & Flashcards

Lord of the Flies Vocabulary List & Flashcards

Although William Golding's 'Lord of the Flies' was written in the previous century, some of the words used might be unfamiliar to current readers. Use this flashcard set to familiarize yourself with some of the more challenging vocabulary words in the novel.

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