ELA Terms to Know
Gabriela Morales 3rd period
Connotation and Denotation
Connotation Def.- an idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.
Ex. "the word “discipline” has unhappy connotations of punishment and repression"
Denotation Def.- the literal or primary meaning of the word.
Ex."beyond their immediate denotation, the words have a connotative power"
Point Of View
A good way to tell which point of view the story is being written as is to look for those key words that the picture shows down below.
Simile and Metaphor
A good way to remember is in a simile it uses the word "like or as".
Definition of Metaphor-A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable.
A good way to remember a metaphor is that its the opposite of a simile it doesn't use like or as to compare something.
Types of Poetry
Definition of Epic: An epic poem is a long, narrative poem that is usually about heroic deeds and events that are significant to the culture of the poet.
Definition of Narrative: is a form of poetry that tells a story, often making use of the voices of a narrator and characters as well; the entire story is usually written in metred verse.
Commonplace assertion, opinion, fact
Definition- A commonplace assertion is an assertion that is held to be true by
most people but not backed up with facts.
Example- Milk is good for you.
America is the most free country on Earth.
You will get cramps if you swim right after you eat