Genre is an important word in the English class. We teach different genres of literature such as poetry, short stories, myths, plays, non-fiction, novels, mysteries, and so on. When we speak about a kind of literature we are really speaking about a genre of literature. So when someone asks you what genre of literature you like, you might answer, poetry, novels, comics, and so on.
Carla Beard: Who knows why we call it figurative language?
Student: Because you have to figure out what it means!
Peggy Smith: Cut out newspaper headlines and titles of articles- especially from the sports section. Paste them on a posterboard and number them. Have students identify the figure of speech by number and explain in concrete terms what the line is saying. Some examples from today's Plain Dealer: "Buckeyes clip ice-cold Gophers", "New Crop of Garden Catalogs", "The Heat is Back on Steel Makers". These are pretty lame, but usually there are some good pickings in the daily newspaper.
Anaphora For Hannah in UK
Deus ex Machina
Point of View
Rhythm & Rhyme
Stream of Consciousness
For specific types of poetry like sonnet, ode, etc, go HERE
BedfordStMartins The Forest of Rhetoric Literary and Rhetorical Terms The Department of English, University of Victoria More Lit Terms from Joel Sommer Littauer Purdue OWL **** GREAT!! Rhetorical Figures Virtual Salt A Glossary of Literary Terms from Robert Harris Virtual Salt Rhetorical Devices from R Harris. Wikipedia Literary Terms.
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