Authors use literary techniques to convey meaning and to make the story more interesting to the reader. The understanding of these devices will help students get more enjoyment from the fiction they read—both in and out of the classroom situation. This comprehensive unit uses examples from classic and modern literature to introduce and reinforce literary devices. (Figurative Language & Other Literary Devices is also available for Grades 5 through 8,)
Each term is defined. One or more examples are given from classic and/or modern literature. Students are then given opportunities to identify, explain, and use the technique.
Activities help implement Common Core State Standards for English / Language Arts.
The following literary terms / techniques are covered:
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