ELA Terms 101!
Connotation and Denotation
Denotation is when you say something you actually mean.
D in front of Denotation and think of the dictionary because it's the literal meaning
while for connotation you don't need a dictionary you use Creativity and sarcasm.
Point of View
2nd Person - the narrator tells the story to another character using "you".
Think of it as the narrator speaking to the audience.
3rd Person Omniscient - Where the narrator knows the thoughts and feelings of characters in the story.
Think of the Omniscient as the Overseer because they know all.
3rd person limited - Knows the thoughts and feelings of a single character. That's why it's limited because it doesn't know all.
To remember this think of your conscience because its only apart of you that nobody will else will know about.
Types of Poetry
Epic - An epic poem is a long narrative poem usually about a hero or something heroic.
To remember this think about E standing for Extra Large. An also how cool super hero are because they're epic.
Narrative - This is a story in a poem style. They have characters and a narrator. The name is exactly how you can remember it.
Simile and Metaphor
Think of using like or as makes poetry smile because it's usually used in a humorous way.
Metaphor- A comparison between two things without using "like" or "as"
Changing the idea of something to another kind of like things changing during metamorphosis.
Common Place Assertion, Fact, Opinion
Common Place Assertion - Something that seems to be true to most people but isn't backed up by facts. This is kind of like a stereotype because most people will think that all black people like chicken but they don't have proof or at least not enough to know that that's true.
Fact - Something that is true and can be proven with evidence. This is why fact is opposite of opinion because opinions aren't proven with facts while facts are.