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Ch 19: SAT Reading - Literary Terms: Tutoring Solution

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The SAT Reading - Literary Terms chapter of this SAT Prep Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about literary terms. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all the key literary terms required for the SAT exam.

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  • Begin your review or other SAT preparation work.
  • Identify the literary terms concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

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This chapter of our SAT prep tutoring solution will benefit any student who is trying to review literary terms and earn acceptable scores on the SAT. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding literary motifs, irony, foreshadowing, or any other literary terms topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their SAT preparation
  • Prefer learning SAT topics visually
  • Find themselves needing help with literary terms
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in their SAT preparation
  • Don't have access to an SAT prep instructor

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  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about literary motifs, symbolism and imagery.
  • Study similes and different types of metaphors.
  • Explore types of irony.
  • Differentiate between allusion and illusion.
  • See examples of clichés and paradoxes.
  • Study differences between personification and apostrophe.
  • Learn about foreshadowing types.
  • Review allegory's history.
  • Describe narrators in literature.

19 Lessons in Chapter 19: SAT Reading - Literary Terms: Tutoring Solution
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What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

1. What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about how writers use themes in works of literature as a way to explore universal ideas like love and war. You will also explore motifs, or repeating objects and ideas, which can contribute to theme.

Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples

2. 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.

What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types

3. 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

4. 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.

Types of Irony: Examples & Definitions

5. 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.

Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples

6. 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.

Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples

7. 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.

Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples

8. 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.

What is Foreshadowing? - Types, Examples & Definitions

9. 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.

Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples

10. Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples

Learn about allegories and how stories can be used to deliver messages, lessons or even commentaries on big concepts and institutions. Explore how allegories range from straightforward to heavily-veiled and subtle.

Narrators in Literature: Types and Definitions

11. 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.

Anecdote in Literature: Definition & Examples

12. Anecdote in Literature: Definition & Examples

All of us have little stories of funny or sobering personal experiences and have probably heard those of several others. In this lesson, you'll learn what makes these stories 'anecdotes,' as well as encounter a few examples of these brief narratives in literature!

Archaic Diction: Definition & Examples

13. Archaic Diction: Definition & Examples

Art thou familiar with the tongues of yore? If you have no idea what that means, this lesson is for you! Learn more about archaic diction and see some common ways it's employed.

Bathos: Definition & Examples

14. Bathos: Definition & Examples

Despite its name, 'bathos' has nothing to do with washing up. You can brush up on your vocabulary, though, in this lesson where we'll sink into the literary depths in search of bathos and some examples of this phenomenon.

Consonance in Literature: Definition & Examples

15. Consonance in Literature: Definition & Examples

This lesson looks at how the literary devices of rhyme and near rhyme affect poetry. Specifically, consonance, a type of near rhyme, is explained with examples to illustrate the concepts.

Folk Literature: Definition & Books

16. Folk Literature: Definition & Books

From China to Israel to the United States, folk literature exists wherever there are humans to tell stories or to sing songs. Come hear more about these pieces of oral heritage and encounter some examples of the genre that you're sure to recognize!

Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter: Description, Traits & Character Analysis

17. Hester Prynne in The Scarlet Letter: Description, Traits & Character Analysis

In this lesson, we will discuss the heroine of 'The Scarlet Letter,' Hester Prynne. A description of her physical appearance, her traits, and an analysis of her character will be followed by a short quiz.

What is a Preamble? - Definition, Purpose & Examples

18. What is a Preamble? - Definition, Purpose & Examples

The word 'preamble' conjures up phrases like 'We the people...' but you've experienced other preambles. In fact, you're experiencing one right now! In this lesson, rediscover the preamble, along with examples of its various forms and functions.

What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

19. What is a Summary? - Definition & Concept

In this lesson you'll learn what summaries are and how they differ from other forms of condensed writing. You'll also be shown an example of a summary, and what should and should not be included in a summary paragraph.

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