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1 Day 4- Literary Devices Identify at least 3 literary devices – How were they used in your literary piece? – How did their use help the flow? – How did their use help your understanding? – How does each device connect to my literary piece?

2 Day 4 – Literary Devices Identify at least 2 more literary devices – Ask yourself Why they were used? (2-3 x for each device) Example: Why did the author choose to use the imagery they did? Because they wanted us to understand the situation they were in. Why did they want us to understand the situation they were in? Because they wanted us to feel the way they felt. Why did they want us to feel the way they felt? Because the author fought in the Vietnam War and was afraid of the war, afraid of being in a new place, afraid of what might happen to him. (Ms. Clarke & Mrs. Owens– how did you go from feelings into the Vietnam War? That’s a great question – because we are thinking like you… scary isn’t it???) Why was my author afraid to fight in the Vietnam War? Because he did not want to die. He knew that many people had left home to fight the war, but were returning home in coffins and he did not want to come back that way. He had never been away from home and the thought of just going to college scared him, but now he would be in another country where people hated him, carried weapons to kill him, he would not know anyone (not initially at least), there would not be anyone to take care of him, etc. Why did the author want us to understand all of the above? Because he wanted us to understand that life happens and we do not control it, but we have to adapt and overcome. As Mr. Keating (Dead Poets Society) says we have to find our own walk, we have to get out their and experience all life has to offer even if we do not like everything it gives us, we have to see that it is part of what makes us grow stronger and know that it is only in how we handle adversity that defines our true character. Carpe diem! (Wow, Ms. Clarke & Mrs. Owens– how did you go from discussing the literary devices my author uses to Carpe diem? Because we analyzed. We made connections from your story, our research, and what we already knew from other literature, other sources and we linked it all together – it took time, but now we have something we can work from to form the basis of our paragraph on literary devices).

3 Helpful Resources _____________ for Students (Novels, Drama, Poetry, or Short Stories ). Magill’s Critical Survey/Critical Survey of (Drama, Poetry, Long Fiction, Short Fiction in EBSCO  Literary Reference Center ) MasterPlots (In EBSCO  Literary Reference Center ) GALE Databases (under “Literary Criticism” tab ) Look for information under “Style,” “Literary Devices,” or “Literary Elements.”

4 What should I see in your commentary (right side of legal pad)? 1.You should have direct quotations from your novel, play, short story, or poems that support where in the text these literary devices are and an explanation of how they help to the meaning of the work as a whole. 2.This is so very important. Without the textual support to back up what you find in the research, you don’t have commentary. 3.See me with any questions you may have.


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