Literary Concepts Made Easy
By Dr. Michael Mills, University of Central 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.
|1||VideoPolitical Metaphors||Every two years, American media is transformed by election-year rhetoric. This video defines and illustrates the most popular political metaphors used today.||8/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoMetonymy & Synecdoche||Some literary terms are just parts of another. In this video, the terms metonymy and synecdoche are defined and illustrated.||8/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoLesser 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.||8/28/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoSimiles||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.||8/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoMetaphors||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.||8/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoPoint of View||An overview of the various points of view in literature and nonfiction and how point of view conveys an author's purpose.||8/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoSetting||An overview of how differences of setting create a universal aspect to literature.||8/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoCharacterization||An overview of the most common character types and how they are used in literature from ancient times to today.||8/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoCharacter Types||An overview of the different character types, from protagonist and antagonist to dynamic and static characters.||8/8/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||VideoSymbols and Archetypes||An overview of the most common symbols and archetypes and how they affect stories, both ancient and modern.||8/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|