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Literary Devices

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Literary Devices are like special effects in a movie. They're tricks writers use to make their writing more interesting, like comparing things or making a word sound like what it means.

Keeping words employed!

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Why?

When you employ literary devices related to your subject and discover how to incorporate them creatively, this will help your readers enjoy your writing with added richness.

How?

Try using similes and metaphors to make your writing more colorful and imaginative.

Use symbolism to add deeper meaning to your story.

Experiment with irony and foreshadowing to create suspense and surprise.

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Proficiency Scores

Your project may include a proficiency score for this standard. Here's what those scores mean.

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The student uses different tricks in their writing to make it more interesting. These tricks, like comparing things or giving objects deeper meanings, make the story richer.

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They use different writing tricks to make their writing better. Sometimes they might not use them perfectly, but it still makes the writing more interesting.

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The student attempts to use literary devices but may struggle to do so effectively or appropriately.

Devices may be used in a superficial or inconsistent manner, detracting from the overall coherence or impact of the writing.

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The student's use of literary devices is minimal or ineffective, resulting in a lack of depth or sophistication in the writing.

Devices may be misused or absent altogether, hindering reader engagement and comprehension.

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Reach!

Do you struggle to use literary devices effectively in your writing? Have you tried starting with simple devices like similes and metaphors? Try comparing two things using "like" or "as" to create vivid images in your writing. Then you'll be on track to add depth and complexity to your storytelling with literary devices.

Stretch!

Do you feel comfortable using literary devices to enhance your writing? Have you thought about exploring more unconventional or experimental literary techniques to push the boundaries of your storytelling? Try incorporating devices such as symbolism, allegory, or magical realism into your writing to add depth and complexity to your narratives, elevating them to new levels of artistry and creativity.

My Scores

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The student's use of literary devices is minimal or ineffective, resulting in a lack of depth or sophistication in the writing.

Devices may be misused or absent altogether, hindering reader engagement and comprehension.

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