Literary techniques have to do with the way authors use language to convey meaning. These techniques make the story more interesting. The more students are familiar with these devices, the more they can enjoy fiction. Many of these techniques are included on college entrance exams and are absolutely needed for literary critique classes.

This workbook uses examples from classic and modern literature to introduce and reinforce learning these techniques. Each term is defined with several examples given. Then students are given opportunities to identify, explain and use the technique. Answers are included in the back of the book.

Sample topics include: connotation, dialogue, imagery, irony, paradox, and puns. The child does not have to read the fictional books used; passages are quoted that illustrate the technique.

Figurative Language and Other Literary Devices

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  • ISBN-10: 1566441870
    ISBN-13: 9781566441872
    Publisher: Educational Impressions  
    Format: Paperback
    Page Count: 80
    Author: Rebecca Stark
    Age: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    Grade: 5, 6, 7, 8
    Topic: English, Literature, Literary Analysis, Language