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MTEL Foundations of Reading: Literary Devices - Chapter Summary
If you're an aspiring educator, take the opportunity to get ready for the MTEL Foundations of Reading examination. This chapter's text and video lessons provide many definitions and examples of literary devices. Discover how an author's use of diction contributes to the overall writing style, and examine the impact of figurative language. Learn about the use of literary devices such as irony and euphemisms, and find out why it's a good idea to appeal to the five senses when writing. Brush up on this chapter's lessons in preparation for:
- Understanding literary devices
- Defining figurative language
- Providing examples of imagery, symbolism, ambiguity and irony
- Utilizing sensory details
These online lessons are short but they also provide a wealth of information on literary devices. Use this valuable resource as the testing date for the MTEL Foundations of Reading approaches. Pause, restart and adjust the volume on the videos, and consult the corresponding transcripts if you'd prefer to learn by reading. All lessons have five-question quizzes that are in a multiple-choice format.
1. 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.
2. Figurative Language: Definition & Examples
This lesson introduces you to a variety of ways that figurative language can impact the way you express yourself. You'll learn terms for several approaches and examples of each.
3. 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.
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.
5. Ambiguity in Literature: Definition & Examples
In this lesson, we will define ambiguity and discuss how our everyday conversations may be ambiguous. We will also look at ambiguity in literature, including why an author may choose to use it as a literary device and how it may affect the audience.
6. Sensory Details in Writing: Definition & Examples
The writer's ability to create a gripping and memorable story has much to do with engaging our five senses. This lesson will teach you how to make your writing pop by using the five senses.
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- MTEL Foundations of Reading: Comprehension & Fluency
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- MTEL Foundations of Reading: Literary Genres
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- MTEL Foundations of Reading: Expository Text
- MTEL Foundations of Reading: Emergent Literacy
- MTEL Foundations of Reading: Assessment Strategies
- MTEL Foundations of Reading: Teaching Strategies
- MTEL Foundations of Reading: Literacy-Rich Environments
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