This study of literary devices in Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen, will help readers gain higher levels of comprehension and provide models of various techniques they can try in their own writing. Definitions and examples are provided for repetition, flashback, foreshadowning, simile & metaphor, hyperbole, imagery and sensory detail, narrative hook, and cliffhanger. Space is provided on this 4-page handout for students to record and respond to additional examples they find in the book. Teaching these literary elements in the context of Hatchet makes the instruction meaningful and effective.
Literary Devices in Hatchet
by Donna Marie Faulkner
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