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Ch 17: MTEL Reading Specialist: Literary Devices

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This chapter will help remind you of the kinds of irony, definition of literary ambiguity, and other topics related to literary devices for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam. Quick video lessons and quizzes will help you get the refresher and practice you need to answer exam questions.

MTEL Reading Specialist: Literary Devices - Chapter Summary

Utilize the lessons that are videos in this chapter to review concepts like the definition of literary ambiguity and sensory details, and related topics for the MTEL Reading Specialist exam. Answer short multiple-choice quizzes when you are finished viewing the lessons to check your memory. Besides the concepts mentioned above, this chapter will also help you review these:

  • Definition of literary devices and figurative language
  • Examples of symbolism and kinds of irony
  • Definition of literary ambiguity and sensory details

After you've viewed each lesson and taken the quizzes, you can retake them or start reviewing the next lessons. One of the benefits of our quizzes is that you can go back to view the parts of the videos that contain the correct answers. Send any questions you have about the chapter to our instructors.

6 Lessons in Chapter 17: MTEL Reading Specialist: Literary Devices
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Literary Devices: Definition & Examples

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.

Figurative Language: Definition & Examples

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.

Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

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.

Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

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.

Ambiguity in Literature: Definition & 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.

Sensory Details in Writing: Definition & Examples

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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