This lesson provides a scaffolded and engaging approach to analyzing how literary devices can impact the language of a text.
For this handout, a chart is divided into five columns with seven rows. The columns include areas for the quote, device used, act/scene/line number, "So What?," and a fun section that has different prompts for each quote (draw, paraphrase, etc). There is one teacher example that has been completed entirely to serve as an example for students.
The five rows that students must complete have different areas filled in and left blank; this scaffolds the activity to help students reach the answers independently.
There is one additional row that students may or may not complete to earn extra credit. The row is completely blank, so students must find a device on his/her own and complete the chart for it. This allows students to regain some points that he or she might have lost on the activity.
A key is included, but answers for "So What?" and "Fun Findings" may vary. The key also includes a grading rubric to help the teacher assess student work.