Literary Devices Teacher Resources
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I Hear Poetry
Twelfth graders use song lyrics to complete a literary and stylistic analysis of poetry. In this poetry analysis lesson, 12th graders analyze poems without knowing they are songs and complete an organizer. Students listen to the songs and complete a group poetry analysis.
12th Language Arts 19 Views 69 Downloads
Integrated Unit on Grammar and Writing
Identify literary devices (alliteration, repetition, allusion, etc.) that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. used in his "I Have a Dream" speech. Middle schoolers go on to identify the literarcy devices Malcolm X used in "The Ballot or the Bullet?
8th - 10th Social Studies & History 3 Views 122 Downloads
Figurative Language iMovie
In order to understand figurative language, learners read 5 poems, each exemplifying a different literary device. They discuss and write responses to each poem. They then choose one literary device which they will use as the basis for a short film which they will make with iMovie.
5th Language Arts 11 Views 42 Downloads
Wrap up your poetry unit with a portfolio. This resource includes specific requirements for the presentation and content of a portfolio. Writers include examples of literary devices, write six original poems, and conduct a study of a poet. Included in the packet are examples and descriptions of each type of poem, a rubric, and list of poets to study.
6th - 8th Language Arts 17 Views 14 Downloads
I Hear Poetry
Students practice analysis of poetry by analyzing song lyrics using a worksheet to guide the analysis process. They work in small groups to assess the stylistic and literary devices used in the song lyrics then they find a published poem to analyze and present to the class.
10th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 59 Downloads
Building Poetry from Historical Cartoons
Fifth graders examine historical cartoons. In this literary device instructional activity, 5th graders view historical cartoons and write lines and phrases to match. Students display their work around the room.
5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 7 Downloads
Elements of Style: Literary Devices
How does an author develop his or her personal writing style? This presentation starts by looking at E.E. Cummings and some of his most notable works. As an author with a lot of style, he's the perfect example! Then, terms such as figurative language, symbol, irony, and imagery (among others) are defined and examples are given.
7th - 12th Language Arts 38 Views 132 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Comparing Characters Across Two Short Stories
Ninth graders listen to a read aloud of two short stories focusing on literary devices. The write about the settings and realism of the stories, and decide each main character handles the conflict he faces with nature.
9th Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 51 Downloads
From the Adolescent Heart:: Lesson 4 Is Number 4 Of 9 In Unit Plan
Students examine the use of literary devices and teenage emotions. In this language arts instructional activity, students read Venola in Love and The Highwayman aloud as a class. The class engages in a discussion on emotions depicted in the reading and also analyze new vocabulary words they encountered while reading.
6th - 9th Language Arts 3 Views 43 Downloads
Poetry in Depth
Scholars use technology to explore poetry and its related elements, such as theme, figures of speech, and other literary devices. They complete four poetry projects including a poem analysis with a concept web, an interactive poem companion, a filmed recitation with storyboards, and a multimedia presentation.
6th - 9th Language Arts 14 Views 346 Downloads
What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types
Metaphors, the definition of, types of, and examples of, are the subject of a short video that models for viewers this grand poobah of literary terms. Colorful images and animations are used to illustrate the connections between seemingly dissimilar things.
9th - 12th Language Arts 35 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Study of Theme and Figurative Language in Poetry and/or Prose
Tenth graders analyze the use of figurative language and themes used in selected poems and prose. They read four different literature works and define various literary devices such as symbolism, metaphor, personification, and simile. Learners also identify examples of the figurative language and devices used in the works.
10th Language Arts 8 Views 124 Downloads
Ready, Set, Tech (Primp Up Your Poems: Literary Devices)
Students study literary devices used in poetry. They gain access to a specific Internet poetry site that provides a step-by-step guide on how to write a poem. They each write a poem and then exchange it with others in a group for peer feedback.
9th - 12th Language Arts 5 Views 5 Downloads
Screening Coleridge’s Fantasies: Using Popular Music as a Bridge to Literacy
Twelfth graders use music to aid them in interpreting poetry. In this poetry lesson, 12th graders analyze the lyrics, figurative language, and literary devices of selected music. Students compare the music to the poetry of Samuel Coleridge Taylor.
12th Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads