From Figurative Language and Other Literary Devices, this unit provides an overview of literary devices. Literary techniques are the constructions of language used by an author to convey meaning. These techniques make the story more interesting to the reader. It is crucial that students learn to identify and understand these constructions. Activities implement these Common Core State Standards: ELA-Literacy.RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, and RL.8.4.