The following Powerpoint slides can be used as individual or class practice (or printed as handouts) to review the often complicated language study of imagery. Each slide contains a short passage from classical works of literary merit found on the public domain followed by two short response questions and a follow-up extension question, typically relating a thematic idea to author meaning.
Students can complete this activity as bellringers, in reader response journals, or as a class discussion. Ultimately, each slide or handout minilesson requires students to closely read the text to connect how meaning is expressed through images.
This skill is commonly practiced as an Advanced Placement™
English strategy or with pre-AP™ students practicing literary analysis techniques.
This file includes (1) terms review slide and (5) Powerpoint slides designed to be used once per class, for a total of one full week (or two weeks if on block scheduling). Syntax exercises in this file feature passages from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned, Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, and Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles.
Also available as part of a bundle featuring language analysis questions covering diction, figurative language, imagery, and syntax.
Language Analysis Bundle: Diction, Figurative Language, Imagery, Syntax