This handout may be used with ANY novel. It offers many mnemonic devices to help students remember what the literary and poetic term means. This is an original, student friendly, glossary of Poetic Devices and Literary Terms.
The poetic devices have been known by other names: figures of speech, figurative language, literary devices, and elements of style. Whatever students and teachers choose to call them, they are the tools of the author's trade.
This handout uses Suzanne Fisher Staples novel, Shabanu: Daughter Of The Wind as examples of each literary term or poetic device.
This glossary is a great way to dive into ANY novel. This is a wonderful handout for students to review for statewide reading or language arts exams
A Dictionary Of The Poetic Devices by Cherie Shields & Lila Brightbill is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License