ELA Terms to know
By: Litzy Viveros
Connotation and Denotation
- Connotation: is the range of secondary significance which a word commonly suggests. Its the emotional and imaginative association surrounding a word.
- Denotation: is the primary or literal significance. Its the strict dictionary meaning of a word.
Point of View
- First Person: is who is telling the story (me/I).
- Second Person: is how a story is told (you).
- Third Person Limited: is the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character (they, he/she)
- Third Person Omniscient: in which the narrator is a character in the story, but also knows the thoughts and feelings of all the other characters.
Simile and Metaphor
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 (I am, it is).
Types of Poetry
Epic: is a long poem that is usually about heroic deeds and events that are significant to the culture of the poet.
Narrative: is a form of poetry that tells a story.
Commonplace assertion, Opinion,and Fact
Opinion: is what you think of something.
Fact: is something that is true.