17 videos from the Education Portal English Courses
explaining literary terminology
~ PART I ~
This series of videos display illustrative examples to help you define and use these literary terms.You'll be able to...
- identify terms like 'irony', 'foreshadowing', 'catharsis', 'allegory' (& more) ;
- differentiate closely related literary terms like 'metaphor' and "simile' ;
- use the specific terminology to analyse literary excerpts and works...
Metaphors are all around you. They're the bright sparkling lights that turn plain evergreens into Christmas trees. Learn how to spot them, why writers write with them, and how to use them yourself right here.
Would lend your ears for a moment (or at least your eyeballs)? This lesson will explain what synecdoche and metonymy mean and how to spot them in a piece of prose or poetry.
Learn about cliches, paradoxes, and equivocations, and how they can weaken or strengthen certain types of writing. Explore examples of all three from literature and daily life.
Explore the simile and how, through comparison, it is used as a shorthand to say many things at once. Learn the difference between similes and metaphors, along with many examples of both.
In this lesson, explore how writers use personification to give human characteristics to objects, ideas, and animals. Learn about apostrophe or when characters speak to objects, ideas, and even imaginary people as if they were also characters.
Discover, once and for all, what irony is and is not. Explore three types of irony: verbal, situational and dramatic, and learn about some famous and everyday examples