Literary Techniques Worksheets To Print:
Analogy - Write a sentence that explains the relationship between
each pair of words.
Archetype - Identify the category of each archetype that you are presented with.
Understanding Dialect - The sentences below compare dialect with the
standard English language. Write True or False on the line
next to each statement.
Motif - Motif is a recurring feature of a literary work that is related to the theme. The
repetition of motifs is one way that authors create theme and mood in a literary
work. The theme is the central idea or message of the work.
Symbolism - A symbol is a thing that represents or stands for something else,
especially a material object that represents something abstract.
Symbolism is often encountered in poetry and fiction.
Assonance - Read the first word. Create assonance by circling the
appropriate word from each line.
Dialogue - Read the scenario. Write the scene three times using dialogue.
Each time, one of the speakers should be the boy and the other should be the
person pictured. Write the dialogue as you think the boy and the person
pictured would speak.
Foreshadowing - Foreshowing is a literary technique by which an author hints at things
that will happen in the future of the story.
Flashback - A flashback is a literary technique which means returning to an
earlier point in time in a literary work for the purpose of making what
is going on in the present more understandable.
Irony - Read each definition. Find an example of each type
of irony in the reading.
Pathetic Fallacy - Read the assigned passage. Identify some places
where the author uses pathetic fallacy.
Personification - Choose one of the objects below. What are four things that humans
do that could be applied to the object you chose? Write four verbs
on the lines.
Theme - Think of a position on each topic that has meaning for you.
With your feelings about the topic in mind, develop a theme that you
could explore in a story.