Literature

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Metaphors

(Pronounced: meta-forz)

Many English words have both literal and metaphorical or figurative meanings. The literal meaning of a word is its most widely used sense. The metaphorical meaning is figurative - it expresses an idea by referring to something else in a non-literal way. Metaphors help us to express our understanding of the world around us. They add colour, vivid imagery and perhaps emotion to a sentence.

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Finding it difficult to explain metaphors to your students? The simple metaphor examples for students in this article could make your job easier.

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These are some of the most common and identifiable film genre categories (see below). Select an icon or film genre category below, read about the development and history of the genre, and view chronological lists of selected, representative greatest films for each one (with links to detailed descriptions of individual films).

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List compiled by Laura Bokesch, Library Media Teacher

"Structure" includes all the elements in a story. The final objective is to see the story as a whole and to become aware of how the parts are put together to produce a unified effect.

ELEMENTS OF PLOT

All fiction is based on conflict and this conflict is presented in a structured format called PLOT.

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SETTING -- The time and location in which a story takes place is called the setting.  For some stories the setting is very important, while for others it is not.  There are several aspects of a story's setting to consider when examining how setting contributes to a story (some, or all, may be present in a story):

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