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"

Captain English! Episode:'Denotation&Connotation'

Point Of View

Definition: a particular attitude or way of considering a matter.


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.

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Simile and Metaphor

Definition of Simile-A figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid.


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.

Similes and Metaphors in Songs.
Similes and Metaphors in Music

Types of Poetry

Definition of Lyric: a type of emotional songlike poetry, distinguished from dramatic and narrative 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.

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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

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