Ch 1: The Outsiders: Literary Context & Devices

About This Chapter

The Outsiders: Literary Context & Devices chapter of The Outsiders Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the literary devices and context of this story. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential concepts of the context and use of literary devices in this novel.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering literary devices and context material of The Outsiders will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about the context and literary devices used in this book. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
  • Students who are looking for easy ways to identify the most important information on the topic
  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the literary context and devices in The Outsiders
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual and auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with The Outsiders: Literary Context & Devices chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only the information you need to know.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Take The Outsiders: Literary Context & Devices chapter exam to make sure you're prepared.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about a literary context of The Outsiders and the literary devices used to tell the story for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Biographical outlook of author S.E. Hinton, including other works and awards received
  • Analysis of the literary devices used throughout the story, including figurative language, metaphors, foreshadowing, personification and point-of-view
  • Examination of the themes and setting of the story
  • Review of the vocabulary and slang words used in the text

11 Lessons in Chapter 1: The Outsiders: Literary Context & Devices
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
S.E. Hinton: Biography, Books & Awards

1. S.E. Hinton: Biography, Books & Awards

Young adult literature wouldn't be what it is today without S.E. Hinton, whose beloved novels expanded the genre from light romance stories to real-life struggles of the teenage experience. Find out more about Hinton's life, her body of work and the awards she's received, then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Literary Devices in The Outsiders

2. Literary Devices in The Outsiders

Authors, like S.E. Hinton, carefully choose their words to help you, the reader, feel invested in the story. In this lesson, we will look the literary devices used in 'The Outsiders'.

The Outsiders Setting

3. The Outsiders Setting

In this lesson, you'll learn how the setting of the ''The Outsiders'' impacted the story. Author S.E. Hinton grew up in Tulsa, OK, during the 1960s. This novel mimics her perception of her surroundings during her teenage years.

The Outsiders Themes

4. The Outsiders Themes

In ''The Outsiders,'' by S.E. Hinton, the major theme surrounds the conflict between the social classes, but there are other underlying themes as well. In this lesson, we'll learn more about the themes in this novel.

Figurative Language in The Outsiders

5. Figurative Language in The Outsiders

In this lesson, we will learn how S.E. Hinton uses figurative language to describe characters and events in the novel, 'The Outsiders'. The heavy use of metaphors and other descriptive comparisons bring this story to life.

Metaphors in The Outsiders

6. Metaphors in The Outsiders

In ''The Outsiders'', S.E. Hinton uses a great deal of figurative language to engage the reader. In this lesson, we will look at how metaphors are used to describe people, places, and events.

Foreshadowing in The Outsiders

7. Foreshadowing in The Outsiders

S.E. Hinton uses foreshadowing extensively in her work. In this lesson, we will learn how she used foreshadowing to predict three major events in the novel, 'The Outsiders.'

Personification in The Outsiders

8. Personification in The Outsiders

Personification is used by S.E. Hinton in 'The Outsiders' to make her sentences more engaging and interesting for the reader. Personification is one literary device that can be used to help readers visualize the scene.

Point of View in The Outsiders

9. Point of View in The Outsiders

When you read ''The Outsiders,'' you are immediately cast into the harsh light of street gangs as seen through the eyes of the narrator, Ponyboy Curtis. This lesson will explore the novel's point of view and explore Ponyboy's thoughts on the characters and events in story.

The Outsiders Slang Words & Vocab

10. The Outsiders Slang Words & Vocab

Do you ever feel that when you're reading a good book, it not only tells you about a time and place but actually brings you there? That is what S.E. Hinton does through her use of slang in the novel 'The Outsiders.'

The Outsiders Vocabulary & Slang Words Flashcards

The Outsiders Vocabulary & Slang Words Flashcards

The Outsiders is a classic book that contains complex language and themes. Use these cards to grasp slang terms and vocabulary that are scattered throughout the book so that you fully engage in this iconic novel.

Chapter Practice Exam
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