ELA Terms to know

By: Elaina Rollins

Connotation and denotation

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

Denotation is the literal or primary meaning of a word, in contrast to the feelings or ideas that the word suggests.

Connotation and Denotation

Point of view (POV)

Point of view is the position from which someone or something is observed

Frst person view- I,me,mine,myself,we,us,ours,ourselves,etc

Second person view- You,yours,yourself,yourselves,etc.

Third person view-he,she,it,him,her,his,hers,himself,herself,itself,they,them,theirs,themselves,etc.

Point of View
First, second and third person

Similes and Metaphors

Similes are a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid.

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

"Similes and Metaphors" by The Bazillions


There are many types of poetry all different and unique.

Lyric-A lyric poem is a comparatively short, non-narrative poem in which a single speaker presents a state of mind or an emotional state.

sonnet- A sonnet poem was originally a love poem which delt with the lover's sufferings and hopes.

Ode- A ode poem is a long lyric poem with a serious subject written in an elevated style.

and many more.

Poetry Terms in Songs

Commonplace assertion

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

A opinion is a view of judgement formed about something not necessarily based on facts or knowledge.

A fact is a statement of assertion of verified information about something.

Fact Versus Opinion - Educational Music Video - Song