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  1. Literary Elements Game Show us what you remember from all of our mini-lessons!!

  2. Alliteration • Repeating the first letter or sound in a group of words. • “Peter Piper Picked a Peck of Pickled Peppers.”

  3. Idiom • An expression or phrase that has a figurative meaning. • Hold your horses.

  4. How many literary elements can you find? A pelican uses its steam-shovel bill To gather more fish than can possibly fill Its pelican belly. It’s not out of greed… That bill is a trough where young pelicans feed. Rhyme scheme: AABCC Type of stanza: Cinquain (5 lines) Type of poem: Cinquain *Although this poem has 5 lines, it’s not a Limerick because of the incorrect rhyme scheme

  5. Text-Self • Connecting the character to yourself.

  6. Sestet • What is a six-line stanza called?

  7. Situational Irony • Something happens that we wouldn’t expect. • A fire station burns down

  8. What type of Stanza is this? • Spring is the season of growth. Summer is the season of warmth.Fall is the season of colors. Winter is the season of white. • Answer: Quatrain

  9. Explicit • You can find the answer in the book.

  10. Author’s Purpose • To entertain. • To inform. • To instruct. • To persuade.

  11. Personification • What literary element is this? • The trees are crying out loud.

  12. Inferring • To use context clues to find the hidden meaning.

  13. MYTH • This Folklore has Greek and Roman God’s, Goddesses

  14. Plot • Character vs. Character • Character vs. Self • Character vs. Nature • Character vs. Society

  15. Implicit • You need more information than what the book gives you.

  16. Antagonist • A major character who opposes the protagonist in a story or play.

  17. How many Literary Elements can you find? Higgledy, piggledy, dee – What fools magicians be! His head’s so thick He can’t think quick So he takes advice from me! Rhyme scheme: AABBA Type of stanza: Cinquain Poem: Limerick

  18. Couplet • A pair of rhyming lines in a poem often set off from the rest of the poem. Shakespeare’s sonnets all end in these.

  19. First Person Point of View • The point of view of writing which the narrator refers to himself as “I.”

  20. Stanza • A section of poetry separated from the sections before and after it; a verse “paragraph.”

  21. Cause & Effect • Cause – something that makes something else happen. • Effect – what happens as a result of the cause.

  22. Allusion • A reference to something, someone or an event. • For instance, if you were trying to instill confidence in a friend and said, “Use the force,” that would be a reference to Stars Wars.

  23. Climax • The point at which the action in a story or play reaches its peak.

  24. Conflict • Most important thing that happens in a story. Usually what makes the story exciting.

  25. Dramatic Irony • The reader knows something the characters do not. • In the movie, Home Alone, we know Kevin planted traps, but the thieves do not.

  26. Figurative Language • Language that does not mean exactly what it says. • Metaphors, similes onomatopoeia and personification all are examples.

  27. FAIRYTALE • This Folklore has the following elements • Royalty • Good/Bad Character • Usually starts out with Once upon a time • Magic

  28. Sonnet • What type of poem must only have 14 lines??

  29. Assonance • The repetition of vowel sounds as in “Days wane away.”

  30. Metaphor • What literary element is this? • Life is a broken winged bird.

  31. Onomatopoeia • What literary element are these? • Chirp, tweet, bam, pow

  32. Alliteration • What literary element is this? • Flickering, flittering fireflies

  33. FABLES These are stories that teach a lesson or have a moral The main characters of are usually animals with human characteristics The moral is clearly stated at the end of the story

  34. Rhyme Scheme • What literary element is this? • I went to the market to buy a pear. • I made a mistake and forgot to share.

  35. Simile • What literary element is used? • The mouse beneath the stone is still as death.

  36. Octave • What is an eight-line stanza called?

  37. Acrostic • A poem that spells out a word.

  38. 5 Elements to a Story • Plot • Character • Conflict • Theme • Setting

  39. LEGENDS • Some basis of fact • Explains reasons for natural occurrences

  40. Consonance • The repetition of consonant sounds two or more times in short succession in nearby words.

  41. Foreshadowing • A technique in which an author gives clues about something that will happen later in the story.

  42. Free Verse Poem • Poetry with no set rhythm or rhyme scheme.

  43. Genre • A kind of style usually art or literature. Some literary genres are mysteries, westerns, and romances.

  44. Hyperbole • A huge exaggeration. For example, “Dan’s the funniest guy on the planet!” or “That baseball card is worth a zillion dollars!”

  45. 4 • How many lines does a quatrain have?

  46. Imagery • The use of description that helps the reader imagine how something looks, sounds, feels, smells, or taste. Most of the time, it refers to appearance. For example, “The young bird’s white, feathered wings flutter as he made his way across the nighttime sky.”

  47. AUTOBIOGRAPHY • A person who writes a story about THEIR life is writing a…

  48. Flashback • A character goes back into a memory from the past.

  49. Irony • Language that conveys a certain ideas by saying just he opposite.

  50. Metaphor • A comparison that doesn’t use “like” or “as”— such as “He’s a rock” or “I am an island.”