ELA Terms to Know

By: DiAvion Sampson

Connotation and Denotation

connotation- An idea or feeling that a word invokes in addition to its literal or primary meaning.

denotation- the literal or primary meaning of a word

Examples :

The shirt is purple and black

The girls turned red when they were in the hunted house.

Connotation and Denotation

Point of view

first person -someone telling you his or her story

second person- you being told how you should do something

third person limited- when the narrator only knows the thoughts and feeling of one character

third person omniscient - when the narrator knows all thoughts, actions, and feeling of all characters

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Flocabulary Point of View

Simile and Metaphor

A Metaphor is a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applies to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable

A simile, is when you describe something using "like or as"


I had fallen through a trapdoor of depression

The bunny is like a ray of sunshine

Types of Poetry

lyric- explore romantic feelings or other strong emotions.

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

Narrative-a form of poetry that tells a story

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Commonplace assertion

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