ELA Terms To Know
By Natalia Otero
Connotation & Denotation
- Connotation are your feelings or your thoughts.
Point of View
- Second person: a narrative mode in which the protagonist or another main character is referred to by second-person personal pronouns and other kinds of addressing forms, for example the English second-person pronoun "you."
- Third Person Limited: a inside the hearts and heads of the characters, exposing their thoughts and/or feelings.
- Third Person Omniscient: where the narrator knows all the thoughts, actions, and feelings of all characters. The author may move from character to character to show how each one contributes to the plot.
Simile and Metaphor
Example: "She is like a rose"
- Metaphor: a figure of speech in which a term or phase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance
Example: " A mighty fortress is our God"
Types of Poetry
- Epic: a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds.
- Narrative: tells a story, often making use of the voices of a narrator and characters as well.
Commonplace Assertion, Opinion, Fact
- Opinion: someones view, or judgement
- Fact: a thing that is indisputably the case.