Tackling Literary Terms
Similar to Forms and Elements of Literature, but slightly longer (40 pgs.), this worktext concentrates solely on literary terms. Included here are: allusion, antagonist/protagonist, assonance and alliteration, blank verse/free verse, characterization, clich, connotation/denotation, description, dialect and local color, elegy, figurative language (simile and metaphor), flashback, hyperbole, interior monologue and stream of consciousness, limerick, personification, point of view, and theme. While there is some overlap between these two titles, each covers material not included in the other. Each lesson is presented in a two-page spread complete with full explanation and student activities. These may be discussion questions, exercises or even a full-blown project which usually involves more extensive responses. A simple, one-page test matching terms to their definitions is included at the end of the book.