Ch 4: Ohio Assessments ELA: Figures of Speech

About This Chapter

Let us help you review metaphor, simile, allusion, alliteration and more as you refresh your knowledge of figures of speech. Watch short video lessons, read brief text lessons and take self-assessment quizzes to brush up on this topic in preparation for the Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Figures of Speech - Chapter Summary

Make preparing for your Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment simple by watching entertaining video lessons and reading engaging texts. The lessons in this chapter help you closely examine figures of speech so you feel sure you're ready to answer questions that address the following on the exam:

  • Defining a figure of speech
  • Interpreting figures of speech in context
  • Understanding words by their relationships
  • Defining allusion, illusion, alliteration, metaphors, similes and euphemisms
  • Recognizing and using oxymorons
  • Using pun in literature
  • Defining consonance, assonance, repetition and types of irony

Our knowledgeable instructors present this chapter on figures of speech with high-quality visuals and absorbing texts that create an engaging, yet comprehensive learning environment. Using video and text lessons as your choice for test preparation helps you absorb the materials at your own pace to ensure you're fully prepared on exam day.

Ohio Assessments ELA: Figures of Speech Chapter Objectives

The Ohio Assessments for Educators - English Language Arts assessment is designed to gauge how prepared you are to teach the subject in the classroom and to evaluate your readiness for licensure. The topics covered in this Ohio Assessments ELA: Figures of Speech chapter are located in the analyzing and interpreting literature section of the test, which constitutes about 23% of the total exam. Thoroughly explore the video and text lessons to prepare as much as possible for the assessment, and use the self-assessment quizzes to practice answering questions similar to those you'll see on the test.

All of the questions on the assessment are multiple-choice and most require that you read or examine a short paragraph, excerpt, passage or illustration. Following each question is a set of four answers, one of which you will be asked to choose as the best response to the question posed.

15 Lessons in Chapter 4: Ohio Assessments ELA: Figures of Speech
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What Is a Figure of Speech?

1. What Is a Figure of Speech?

In this lesson, we will define figure of speech and explain why it is important in your writing. After this definition, we will examine the more common figure of speeches and look at some examples.

Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

2. Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context

Figures of speech can add humor or drama to any situation, but you have to understand what they mean in order to connect the dots. In this lesson, we'll discuss how to interpret figures of speech, such as verbal irony, puns, idioms, and hyperbole.

Understanding Words By Their Relationships

3. Understanding Words By Their Relationships

Many words in the English language have multiple meanings. To really understand a word, we have to understand the relationship between particular words. In this lesson, we will examine this through connotations, denotations, synonyms, and analogies.

Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples

4. Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples

Allusions and illusions have little in common besides the fact that they sound similar. Learn the difference between the two and how allusions are an important part of literature and writing - and how to spot them in text.

Alliteration: Definition & Examples

5. Alliteration: Definition & Examples

Alliteration is a figure of speech used to create rhythm and bring focus to a line or sentence in a piece of written material. Learn about the definition of alliteration, see examples of alliteration and test your knowledge with a quiz.

What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

6. What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

Metaphors are all around you. They're the bright sparkling lights that turn plain evergreens into Christmas trees. Learn how to spot them, why writers write with them, and how to use them yourself right here.

Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples

7. Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples

Explore the simile and how, through comparison, it is used as a shorthand to say many things at once. Learn the difference between similes and metaphors, along with many examples of both.

Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples

8. Consonance, Assonance, and Repetition: Definitions & Examples

In this lesson, explore the different ways authors repeat consonant and vowel sounds in their literary works. Learn about how writers use repeated words and phrases with well-known examples.

Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples

9. Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples

Learn about cliches, paradoxes, and equivocations, and how they can weaken or strengthen certain types of writing. Explore examples of all three from literature and daily life.

Euphemism: Definition & Examples

10. Euphemism: Definition & Examples

This lesson defines euphemisms, alternate language used in place of offensive language or when discussing taboo topics. Explore some examples of euphemisms in everyday language and well-known examples from literature.

Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

11. 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.

How to Recognize and Use Oxymorons

12. How to Recognize and Use Oxymorons

In this lesson, we will define the figure of speech called an oxymoron and look at several examples. We will then discuss how to recognize oxymorons and use them correctly in writing.

Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions & Examples

13. Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions & Examples

Would you lend your ears for a moment (or at least your eyeballs)? This lesson will explain what synecdoche and metonymy mean and how to spot them in a piece of prose or poetry.

Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples

14. Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples

In this lesson, explore how writers use personification to give human characteristics to objects, ideas, and animals. Learn about apostrophe, or when characters speak to objects, ideas, and even imaginary people as if they were also characters.

Pun in Literature: Definition & Examples

15. Pun in Literature: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we'll briefly review figurative language. Furthermore, we'll look closer at one type of figurative language: the pun. You'll be able to analyze some examples of the pun and see why it's used.

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