Literary Techniques Worksheets

Related ELA Standard: RL 8.3, W.8.1.C

Core Standard

There are a wide range of tactics that authors use to get their audience engrossed in their work. When we create any literary work, the primary goal is to grab the attention of the reader and bring them into our world for a short period of time, regardless of the reason behind why we created this work in the first place. Over the years literary analysts have coined a great number of the methods that have been use as literary techniques. This can be something as simple as a play on words to make something sound funny. It can also be something as profound and complex as embedding a metaphor into a story about animals to criticize form of government. In this selection of worksheets, we will explore a great number of different techniques that authors extensively use in their work.