Literary Devices Worksheets To Print:
- This is a great organizer to help you well thought out poems.
Find an example of each literary device in the story.
Fill in the missing information in the table.
- What is being described on each line?
- Write a sentence that contains a hyperbole to describe
- As you read the assignment, identify at least four different literary devices. Write the name of each type and provide an example from the text.
Show evidence of each type of method that is used.
Practice with Alliteration
- Alliteration is the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words. The
example below contains two cases of alliteration: the "c" sound and the "s" sound.
The Frame Story
- A frame story is an aspect of a story that "frames" some other part of
the story. For example, a frame story could be one character
relating a series of events to another character, or a character
reading another character's diary. Frame stories are usually found at
the beginning and the end of an overall narrative. It can also appear briefly between chapters.
- A satire makes fun of the vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings of individuals or
societies. Satire is characterized by humor. A work of satire can include one or
more of the following elements.
Soliloquy - A soliloquy is a literary device in which a character speaks their thoughts aloud.
A soliloquy is usually fairly long. Sometimes the character is alone, but they may
be with others. If so, they are not speaking to the other people. A soliloquy is
occurs when a character is speaking their own thoughts aloud to themselves.
- Zoomorphism is assigning animal traits to anything that is not an
animal. It's the opposite of anthropomorphism and personification.
Zoomorphism can be physical, like when a god appears as an
animal, or it can be a comparison, like either a physical
manifestation, such as a god appearing as an animal, or a
comparison, like calling someone a furry bear.
Which Is It?
- Write four different sentences to describe the picture below. Use what you have learned to really show off your skills.
Writing with Them
- We focus our time on explaining the thoughts behind commonly understood myths.
Specific Literary Device Worksheet Topics:
Allegory - A comfortable way to approach readers with touchy or hot button issues.
Alliteration - This is used to add some real pazaz to your work.
Allusion - This transfers an idea by implying something.
Analogy - When you flash a comparison between things that are not clearly related.
Antonomasia - This technique is used to reveal something about a character.
Apologia - This is when a work is put together to form a defense or excuse for a position that is taken.
Chronology - The order in which events in story occur have as much impact as events themselves.
Conundrum - Students learn how this technique is used literature to make characters more relatable.
Epigram - We look at how this rhetorical device can be used to add a twist to a piece of literature.
Flashback - Authors use this technique to build their character and provide more background detail on them.
Gerund - Not quite a verb or noun, but a common part of speech.
Hamartia - This technique inserts a character defect that can drive the entire plot of a story.
Hyperbole - When you want to exaggerate to the next level.
Idiom - Word and phrases that add flare, but are not meant to be taken literally.
Inferences - Using evidence to make a well intended guess at the truth.
Metaphor - Their primary purpose is to get your readers engaged.
Poetic Devices - We explore different techniques that are used to make poetry more artful.
Rhyming - Hip Hop artists and poets main instrument to their work.
Simile - These are often used to add humor to your work.