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The Outsiders . Literary Terms . Literary Terms . Literary terms are words or phrases that are used to describes certain aspects of a piece of text or a passage. These are the building blocks to good literature. Example: Similes, Setting, Allusion, Character, Characterization.

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The outsiders

The Outsiders

Literary Terms


Literary terms
Literary Terms

  • Literary terms are words or phrases that are used to describes certain aspects of a piece of text or a passage.

  • These are the building blocks to good literature.

    Example:

    Similes, Setting, Allusion, Character, Characterization


What is figurative language
What is figurative language?

  • Figurative language is used when you describe something by comparing it to something else.

  • Figurative language is not meant to be taken seriously; instead, it usually means more than what is actually stated.

  • Figurative language usually evokes some sort of feeling.


Types of figurative language
Types of Figurative Language

  • Simile

  • Metaphor

  • Personification

  • Hyperbole

  • Alliteration

  • Onomatopoeia


Simile
Simile

  • A simile compares two unlike things using the words “like” or “as”

    Example: Her smile was as bright as the sun.


Metaphor
Metaphor

  • A metaphor compares to unlike things.

    Unlike a simile, it does not use “like” or “as.”

    Example: Your bedroom is a pigsty!


Personification
Personification

  • Personification is used when a nonhuman object, animal, or idea is given human-like characteristics.

    Example:

    The tree danced in the wind.


Hyperbole
Hyperbole

  • A hyperbole is an over exaggeration used to make a point.

    Example:

  • My backpack weighs a ton!


Alliteration
Alliteration

  • Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words.

    Example:

  • The cunning and clever criminal was caught carrying lots of cash.


Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia

  • Onomatopoeia is the use of words that imitate sounds.

    Example:

  • The firecracker exploded with a bang!


Idiom
Idiom

  • An expression where the literal meaning of the words is not the meaning of the expression. It means something other than what it actually says.

  • Ex. It’s raining cats and dogs.


Allusion
Allusion

A reference to something or someone often literary or famous.

Example:

A tunnel walled and overlaid

With dazzling crystal: we had read

Of rare Aladdin’s wondrous cave,

And to our own his name we gave.

From “Snowbound”

John Greenleaf Whittier


Imagery
Imagery

  • Imagery is words or phrases that appeal to one or more of the five senses. Writers use imagery to describe how their subjects look, sound, feel, taste, and smell.


Setting
Setting

The setting of a literary work is the time and place of the action.

The setting includes all the details of a place and time – the year, the time of day, even the weather. The place may be a specific country, state, region, community, neighborhood, building, institution, or home.


In most stories, the setting serves as a backdrop – a context in which the characters interact. The setting of a story often helps to create a particular mood, or feeling.


Tone context in which the characters interact. The setting of a story often helps to create a particular mood, or feeling.

  • Tone is a reflection of a writer’s or speaker’s attitude toward a subject of a poem, story, or other literary work.

  • Tone may be communicated through words and details that express particular emotions and that evoke and emotional response from the reader.


Personification1
Personification context in which the characters interact. The setting of a story often helps to create a particular mood, or feeling.

Personification is a figure of speech in which an animal, object, force of nature, or idea is given human qualities or characteristics.

Example: Tears began to fall from the dark clouds.


Alliteration1
Alliteration context in which the characters interact. The setting of a story often helps to create a particular mood, or feeling.

Alliteration is the repetition of sounds, most often consonant sounds, at the beginning of words. Alliteration gives emphasis to words.

Example: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers


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