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Literary Devices: Lesson Plan

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on 22 October 2014

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Transcript of Literary Devices: Lesson Plan

Literary devices are elements used within prose or poetry that create a specific effect.
Is This New Information?
What is a Literary Device?
Literary Devices
Think of them as flavoring or ingredients in food.
Without them everything would be bland and boring!
Literary devices are important because they help language become more infinite and exciting!
Definition:
Food for thought...
=
Let's
1. Imagery
Definition:
Language that
speaks to your senses
. Words that create a
picture
in your mind--one that includes specific
images
,
scents
,
tastes
,
physical feeling
, and
sounds
.


A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the Milky Way
William Wordsworth Example in "Daffodils"
Cool Cultural Connections (alliteration ;)
Louis Armstrong , "What a Wonderful World"
"I see trees of green, red roses too I see em bloom for me and you And I think to myself what a wonderful world.
I see skies of blue, clouds of white Bright blessed days, dark sacred nights And I think to myself what a wonderful world."
2. Alliteration
Definition;
Repetition
of
consonant

sounds
in a sequence of words.
Edgar Allan Poe, "The Raven"
Cultural Connection:
Tao Cruz, "Break Your Heart"
"Like a
big bad
wolf, I'm
born
to
be bad
, and I'm
bad
to the
bone
"
3. Metaphor
Definition:
A
direct comparison
of
two dissimilar objects
(note: does not use the words "like" or "as" like a simile)
Shakespeare's "Sonnet 18"
"Shall I Compare
Thee
to a
Summer's Day
?"

"So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”
**Love in this
metaphor
takes on the characteristics of the summer, a life-giving force.**
Maroon 5, "My Heart's a Stereo"
4. Personification
Definition:
Attributing
human characteristics
or qualities to inanimate
objects
or things that are
nonhuman
.
Mother Goose, "The Cat and The Fiddle"
"Hey diddle, Diddle,
The cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon;
The little dog laughed
To see such sport,
And
the dish ran away with the spoon."

Linkin Park, "Shadow of the Day"
"
The shadow
of the day
will embrace
the world in grey"
5. End Rhyme
Definition:
Rhyme
which occurs on the
terminal syllables
of
poetic verse
.
Shakespeare, "Romeo and Juliet"

~Romeo

Carly Rae Jepsen, "Call Me Maybe"
"I threw a wish in a
well
Don't ask me, I'll never
tell
"
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Cultural Connection:
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Cultural Connection:
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet
sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be
morrow.
Literary Connection:
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