10 episodes

This collection reviews various literary concepts (literary elements) to reflect Common Core standards in English/Language Arts, such as assessing point of view, setting, characterization, symbols, archetypes and other aspects of texts as they relate to an author's purpose. Several videos focus on highlighting specific incidents and dialogue in stories that reveal aspects of stories and characters. Others focus on understanding figurative language.

Literary Concepts Made Easy Arkansas

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This collection reviews various literary concepts (literary elements) to reflect Common Core standards in English/Language Arts, such as assessing point of view, setting, characterization, symbols, archetypes and other aspects of texts as they relate to an author's purpose. Several videos focus on highlighting specific incidents and dialogue in stories that reveal aspects of stories and characters. Others focus on understanding figurative language.

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    Political Metaphors

    Political Metaphors

    Every two years, American media is transformed by election-year rhetoric. This video defines and illustrates the most popular political metaphors used today.

    • 4 min
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    Metonymy & Synecdoche

    Metonymy & Synecdoche

    Some literary terms are just parts of another. In this video, the terms metonymy and synecdoche are defined and illustrated.

    • 4 min
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    Lesser Known Figures of Speech

    Lesser Known Figures of Speech

    Some literary terms just don't get the attention they deserve. This video highlights some lesser known terms (eggcorn, mondegreen, neoligism, ghost word, and retronym) and shows they are actually quite prominent in our society.

    • 5 min
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    Similes

    Similes

    Cousins to the metaphor, similes are comparisons using the words like, as, and than. This video illustrates the use of similes in literature and popular culture.

    • 3 min
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    Metaphors

    Metaphors

    Metaphors are often called the building block of figurative language. This video covers the essential nature of metaphors and shares several illustrations of how a metaphor conveys a comparison of two unlike things.

    • 5 min
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    Point of View

    Point of View

    An overview of the various points of view in literature and nonfiction and how point of view conveys an author's purpose.

    • 5 min

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