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Key Story Elements & Literary Devices for Fiction (chart form)

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This assignment is used during the entire teaching of a short story, drama or novel. Students will identify key story elements like: setting, protagonist, tone, theme and point of view, but they will also look at the story at a deeper level through the following literary devices: 1. Simile (Simile Swap) 2. Metaphor (Metaphor Make-Over) 3. Personification 4. Hyperbole 5. Foreshadow 6. Allusion and 7. Symbol.

Each section gives specific directions to the student as far as how to record the literary device and what areas to analyze.

I use this as a packet when I teach novels, short stories and drama. When it is completed it gives a great overview of the piece of literature studied and makes great notes when it is time to write an essay. Also, sharing which devices students find also spurs great discussion in class.
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