TERMS TO KNOW

Mir Nwosu Period 8

Connotation vs. Denotation

Connotation: The association and feelings you have when you hear or think of a word, positive or negative.


Denotation: The dictionary definition of a word

Examples

Tears


Denotation: A drop of clear salty liquid secreted from glands in a person's eye when they cry or when the eye is irritated.


Connotation: Sad, Crying, Gloomy

Memory Tricks

Denotation and Dictionary Both start with "D"


Connotation and Association rhyme

Point Of View

First Person: The Narrators point of view and speaks with worlds like "I", "Me".


Second Person: The Narrator is telling the story to another using "you".


Third Person Limited: When the Narrator knows the thoughts of one character.


Third Person Omniscient: When the Narrator knows the thoughts of all characters.

Memory Tricks

First Person: First = One = Only = You = Yourself = I, Me.


Second Person: Second= Two = Someone else = You.


Third Person Limited: A third person is close to ONE person, so they are LIMITED to only their thoughts.


Third Person Omniscient: Omniscient means to know or knowing every thing.

Simile and Metaphor

Simile: The comparison of two things using "like" or "as"

Metaphor: The comparison of two things with out using "like" or"as"

Example and Memory Trick

Simile: The clouds were LIKE pillows, soft and fluffy.

Metaphor: The clouds were pillows in the sky.


Simile: Simile looks like smile and I LIKE to smile

Metaphor: In my opinion, Metaphor seems like a though word that someone would say with a deep voice and in a grumpy tone and I DON'T LIKE to be grumpy.

Lyric, Epic, and Narrative Poems

Lyric: An emotional rhyming poem


Epic: A long narrative poem about significant events.


Narrative: A poem that tells a story

Memory Tricks and Examples

Lyric: When I think of Lyric poems I think of songs and how in most songs the RHYME and it could be pretty EMOTIONAL.


Epic; some significant events in someones life can be cool or awesome or EPIC.


Narrative: In most stories there's a narrator and narrative and narrator sound similar


Lyric Example: Italian Sonnet by James DeFord


Epic Example: I Wonder by Richard Nnoli


Narrative Example: Waiting For Superman by Teddy Kimathi

Opinion, Fact, and Commonplace Assertion

Opinion: A statement or thought you have that you may feel and that isn't true or others may not agree about.


Fact: A statement that can be proven true.


Commonplace Assertion: A statement that is true to some people but not supported by facts.

Examples and Memory Tricks

Opinion: Texas is the best state in the U.S.


Fact: Mir is in the 8th Grade.


Commonplace Assertion: You will get cramps if you swim right after you eat.


Opinion: "in" is inside opinion and opinions are my thoughts and my thoughts are IN my head


Fact: If you take of the "F" it's act and everyone may not ACT good but a good way to start is to stop Lying and tell the TRUTH.


Commonplace Assertion: An assertion is a confident statement and most confident statements don;t have facts behind them