ELA Terms To Know

Raven James Period: 2

Connotation and Denotarion

Connotation- The associated or secondary meaning of a word or expression in addition to its explicit or primary meaning.

Denotation- The explicit or direct meaning or set of meanings of a word or expression, as distinguished from the ideas or meaning associated eith it or suggested by it.

Point of View

First Person- used for a personal narrative ( I, mine, me,we, us, ours, etc.)

Second Person- how the story was told (you, yours, yourself, yourselves etc.)

Third Person Limited- a method of storytelling which the narrator knows only the thoughts and feelings of one single character

Third Person Omniscient- a method of storytelling which the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of every character

Flocabulary Point of View

Simile & Metaphor

Simile- a comparison with the use of "like" or "as".

Metaphor- a comparison WITHOUT the use of "like" or "as'.

Types of Poetry

Lyric- have musical rhythm , and their topics often explore romantic feelings or strong emotions

Epic- a long, narrative poem that is usually about heroic deeds and events that are significant.

Narrative- a form of poetry that often tells a story , often making use of the voices of a narrator and character as well.

*Commonplace assertion * Fact & Opinion*

Commonplace assertion- an assertion that is held to be true by most people, but not backed up with facts.

Fact- Is something that is true and can be proven.

Opinion- a view or judgement formed andout something, not neccesarily based on facts or knowledge