The purpose of this assignment is to identify striking lines that employ figurative language and that you believe are important to understand in comprehending the novel. Students are asked to look for significant lines or passages that utilize literary devices to reveal something in the text. Then, students are to construct a response that: Identifies the literary device(s) at work; Restates the passage you’re addressing; Identifies the context in a single sentence: who is speaking to whom about what & when?; Identifies the literary device and its effect, and explains why that line is significant.
This assignment should be worked on throughout the novel study and entries should encompass the entire novel. An entry example is provided as well as a rubric.