World of Literary Terms By: Charley Adams
Analogies, Metaphors &, Similes • Analogies are similes and metaphors in a way. • Analogies are different because analogies describe the relationships between two things. Example: His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
Analogies, Metaphors &, Similes Continued Similes compare two things that are nothing alike using like or as. • Example: His temper was as explosive as a volcano.
Analogies, Metaphors &, Similes Continued • Metaphors are an analogy that is not implied comparing two things that are similar. • Example: I'm dead tired, She's the apple of my eye.
Alliterations & Assonances • Alliterations are repetition of initial sounds in the same phrase. • Example: Peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. If peter piper picked a peck of pickled peppers how many peppers did peter piper pick? • Assonances are the repetition of the same vowel sound in the same phrase or sentence. • Example: He gave a nod to the officer with the pocket.
Idioms & Hyperbole • Idioms are phrases that aren’t suppose to be taken seriously. • example: break a leg, or your full of bologna. • Hyperboles are an exaggeration. • Example: I am so hungry I could eat a horse and a cow.
Personification , Onomatopoeia &, irony • Personification is where the writer gives a non human thing human characteristics. • Example: the trees waved at me while I was walking through the park. • Onomatopoeia is a sound used to describe action. • Example: “pow”, “pop”, “smack”, or “bang”
Personification , Onomatopoeia &, irony continued • Irony is The use of words to express something different from the literal meaning. • Example: The Ludites, an anti-technology group, launching a website to spread their ideas.
Author’s purpose, theme &, mood • Author’s purpose is why they wrote the text being to inform, persuade, or entertain. • Theme is the major idea broad enough to cover the entire story. • Mood is The emotional state of mind expressed in work.
Flashback & foreshadowing • Flashback is when you look back on what happened in the past. • Foreshadowing is clues to what will happen in the future.
inference &, connotation • Inference is a prediction that you cant take straight out of the text. • Connotation is the emotional relationships suggested by group of words which affects the interpretation.
Allusion, subplot &, parallel episode • Sub plot is stories within a story that expands the characters, setting, or theme. • Allusion is an indirect reference to the event, person, place or artistic work
Allusion, subplot &, parallel episode continued • A parallel episode are events that happen at the same time without the main characters awareness.
Documentation • I got my information from a literary term worksheet from one of the teachers. • I got my ideas for my examples from the internet.
Teacher use • This PowerPoint was useful in the classroom. • the teacher really liked it I had to change a couple of things after he showed.