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Ch 11: Ohio Graduation Test: Literary Texts

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Give us the chance to help you prepare for the Ohio Graduation Test. We have put together an interactive chapter just for you, which addresses components of literary texts.

Ohio Graduation Test: Literary Texts - Chapter Summary

The lessons contain important details about literary texts, and by reviewing them, you can pick up the necessary skills to do well on the exam. The following topics will be covered:

  • Definition and types of literary genres
  • Literary periods and movements
  • Ways to analyze a literary passage
  • Examples and definition of a plot
  • Setting and flashbacks in literature
  • Different types of point of view
  • Themes in literature
  • Character roles

These lessons are short, averaging about five to ten minutes, and you can watch them as you schedule allows, from a computer or mobile device. Test your knowledge through the self-assessment quizzes that follow each lesson, and use the video tags in the timeline to jump to parts of the video you wish to rewatch.

Ohio Graduation Test: Literary Texts Chapter Objectives

Ohio requires passing the Ohio Graduation Test as a condition for high school graduation. It contains different content areas that you will need to be familiar with. The material covered in this chapter is part of the Reading portion of the exam. This section contains multiple-choice, short-answer and extended-response questions.

You will have to analyze different types of passages. Preparing for these types of tasks is made easy when you review information in this chapter. Go through the lessons multiple times if you would like to make sure you are retaining enough information and acquiring the right analysis skills.

14 Lessons in Chapter 11: Ohio Graduation Test: Literary Texts
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Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

1. Literary Genres: Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn what is meant by the term genre. In addition, the main types of literary genres will be described, with examples given for each.

Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

2. Overview of Literary Periods and Movements: A Historical Crash Course

When it comes to studying literature, there's about 1500 years of it to take in - and that's just in the English language! Fortunately, you can check out our crash course of key literary movements to see how the art form has developed over time.

How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

3. How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide

In this lesson, we will examine the steps involved in the basic analysis of literature. Then, using a well-known fable, we will go through each step of analysis: comprehension, interpreting and drawing conclusions.

Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation

4. 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.

What is Plot? - Examples & Definition

5. What is Plot? - Examples & Definition

Plot is a literary term that refers to how narrative points are arranged to make a story understandable to the reader or observer. This lesson will look at the definition of plot, as well as examples of plot from well-known stories.

Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

6. Setting in Literature: Definition, Importance & Examples

In this lesson, you'll review the important elements of a story. In particular, you'll learn about the components of the setting and its importance within the plot.

What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples

7. What is a Flashback in Literature? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the components of flashbacks found in literature. See examples of flashbacks, and then test your understanding through a quiz.

What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions

8. 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.

Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

9. Characterization: Character Roles & Dialogue in Fiction

In this lesson, we will talk about characters and characterization. We will explore the various types of characters, examine some methods of characterization, and pay special attention to the role of dialogue.

Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

10. Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

Learn how point of view, or the angle from which a story is told, impacts the narrative voice of a work of literature. Explore, through examples, how point of view can be limited, objective, or omniscient.

Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

11. Point of View in Fiction: First Person, Third Person & More

In this lesson, we will explore point of view in fiction. We will learn about several possible points of view (first person, second person, and third person) and practice identifying them.

What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

12. What is Theme in Literature? - Definition & Examples

Understanding a story's theme is critical to deciphering an author's message in a particular piece of writing. In this lesson, we will examine the idea of theme and look at some examples in actual literary works.

Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

13. Style in Fiction: Dialect & Figures of Speech

In this lesson, we will explore style in fiction. We will define style and explore some of the elements writers use to create their own personal styles.

Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

14. Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone

In this lesson, you'll learn how authors can influence the meaning and the emotional effect of a sentence just by choosing the right words or by making references and comparisons. You'll learn the appropriate literary terms along with examples for each.

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